September 24, 2010

South Indies: Eggplant Curry/Badanekayi Palya

Of the many ways of enjoying Eggplants, this is my favorite & the easiest. Once the chopping is done, this can be put together in 10 mins flat.

This curry gets its distinct taste from Rasam Powder, a staple at most South Indian homes. That's it.. Just Rasam Powder & it tastes so darn good

Eggplant Curry

You Will Need:

  • 2 cups Asian Eggplants - Diced & immersed in cold water
  • 1 tsp Rasam Powder
  • 1/2  tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Chana dal
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind extract
  • 1 tbsp fresh Grated Coconut
  • Salt as per taste
  • Cooking Oil
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan,splutter mustard seeds. Add Urad & Chana Dal & allow it to slightly change color.
  • Add Eggplants, Rasam Powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder & mix well.
  • Add Tamarind extract & Salt. Close the lid & cook over medium flame. Saute at regular intervals to avoid the bottom from getting burnt.
  • Don't let the eggplants get mushy, They should be cooked & firm. Check for salt & Garnish with grated coconut. Transfer to a serving dish.
Serve HOT with steamed rice & Rasam or even Phulkas. Enjoi !!!!

I made this for lunch today & served it with Rice & Rasam ..  & we all Loved it :)


Paaka Shaale said...

Hey Deesha,

Nice palya. Even I make it in a similar way.

Vasavi Suresh said...

Nice palya. I never made it. A sure try for me.

Cham said...

I never used rasam powder for curries! This one sounds aromatic !

notyet100 said...

feel like trying this,..can imagine the taste with rice nd rasam,,ummmm amazing,..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Havent tried or tasted palya....urs look tasty and tempting

Priya said...

Very delicious curry, rasam powder in curry sounds interesting..

Rachana said...

I am gonna make this curry. It looks so delicious :-)

Padhu said...

Very delicious curry!!

Madhura Manoj said...

very tempting palya...

Neha said...

eggplant in south indian style looks delicious

Kulsum@JourneyKitchen said...

I'm always finding new ways of making eggplants and this have hit the spot!
Thanks for posting

meeso said...

Simple, and looks delicious!

Carmina said...

A great addition to my collection. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try this especially for my family.