Eggplant with Chickpeas

7 Feb

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Vankaya Senagalu Mudda Kura.

Oil is tempered with typical South Indian spices. Eggplant is chopped into chunks and added to the tempered oil. It is then cooked along with garbanzo and spices till very soft. Serve eggplant with chickpeas over plain steamed rice or with roti or chapati.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Eggplant with Chickpeas.

Ingredients:

Baby Eggplant 5
Boiled Chickpeas 2 Tbsps
Red Chile Powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder a Pinch
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Chana Dal 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash and chop the eggplant into big chunks.
Soak the eggplant in water mixed with turmeric powder to avoid oxidation.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering and chana dal turns golden brown, add chopped eggplant and salt.
Stir for few seconds, add red chile powder and quarter cup of water.
Cook covered on low flame till eggplant is soft.
Stir in cooked chickpeas and cook covered for few more mintues till eggplant is very soft.
Serve eggplant with chickpeas over plain steamed rice or with roti or chapati.
Notes: Make sure to cook the eggplant well.

Suggestions: If eggplant tends to stick to bottom of the pan, stir occasionally and add a splash of water if required.
Variations: You can also add a pinch of garam masala along with chickpeas to make the curry hot.
Other Names: Eggplant with Chickpeas, Vankaya Senagalu Mudda Kura.

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4 Responses to “Eggplant with Chickpeas”

  1. Priya February 8, 2011 at 2:18 am #

    Love this combo with curd rice..

  2. raji February 8, 2011 at 6:25 am #

    hey…………i share my name with you raji……..and by the way your eggplant with chickpeas looks absolutely inviting
    yummmmm………

    rali

  3. prathyusha February 8, 2011 at 6:27 am #

    looks good raji……..was just about to cook some thing with chickpeas when i surfed the net and came to ur blog…..looks delicious……..

  4. purvi February 9, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    it looks intresting.

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