Eggplant Upma

9 Oct

Vangi Baath/ Vaangi Bath


Sooji 1 cup
Eggplant 1
Potato 1
Onion 1
Green Chillies 2
Turmeric Powder a big pinch
Lemon 1
Salt to taste


Urad Dal 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves 3
Broken Red Chillies 2
Oil 2 tbsps

Method of preparation:

Peel and chop potato into cubes.
Remove stems and finely chop green chillies.
Wash, remove stem and chop eggplant into cubes.

Heat oil in a wok on medium flame, add urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and broken red chillies.
When dal turns light brown, add chopped green chillies, cubed potato, chopped onion and cook covered for 2 minutes stirring occasionally.
When onion becomes translucent, add eggplant cubes, turmeric powder,salt and close the lid.
In a minute, add 2 cups of water and bring to boil.
When water starts bubbling, squeeze a lemon and then add sooji.
Give it a quick stir, close the lid and remove from heat.
Leave it for 5 minutes and then serve hot.

Notes: You can also add diced carrots to talimpu.


8 Responses to “Eggplant Upma”

  1. Asha October 9, 2007 at 12:44 pm #

    YUM!!! One of aunts add Vangi bhath pd and eggplants to Upma too.Looks great Anusha:)

  2. anusharaji October 9, 2007 at 12:49 pm #

    this is how my granny makes vangi bhath
    with masala….we call masala upma

  3. Mythili October 9, 2007 at 7:50 pm #

    Hmmm interesting recipe, as always:)
    Niiice! I like it .. will try and let you know.

  4. Mala October 10, 2007 at 1:55 am #

    Soak few cashew nuts before starting the Upma & add along with egg plant cubes.
    Makes more interesting!!!!!!

  5. Rajeswari October 10, 2007 at 5:04 am #

    Like this brinjal upma so much….!!

  6. smi June 9, 2010 at 5:37 am #

    nice variation to use ‘eggplants’..

    thank you, again

  7. smi June 9, 2010 at 5:39 am #

    instead of sooji…I guess you can also use ‘couscous”…which does not require a lot of cooking time..

  8. Vijaya Murthi August 24, 2010 at 6:11 am #

    Let me know if there is need to fry the sooji . Thanks.

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