Vankaya tomato Koora (Brinjal tomato curry)
This recipe is bookmarked from my friend's hand book. She is one of my secret admirer of my blog and ofcourse she is a great cook and sometimes my inspiration as well. She being from Andra, always cook some exotic hot spicy recipes. One of her signature dish is Spicy Brinjal curry. I never expect Brinjal sprinkled with Sesame-groundnut taste heavenly. Yes today is such combination of the recipe. This is a perfect recipe for brinjal lovers, who wants to cook spicy dish in less than 30 mins. Try this recipe and your comments are always welcome.
Brinjal /Egg plant - 2
Tomato - 3 Medium
Onion - 1 Big
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 3/4 tsp
Corriander powder - 3/4 tsp
Red chilli - 2
Jeera (cumin seeds) - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds - 3/4 tsp
Ground nut - 2 tbsp
Corriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Corriander leaves - 1 tbsp (to Garnish)
Salt to taste
Oil - as required
Cut onion lengthwise and keep it aside. Chop the tomato into cubes.
Wash and cut brinjal into desired shape. I prefer to cut lengthwise. Don't expose brinjal to air for long time. It will change the colour and sometime spoil the taste.
In a pan, add 1/4 tsp of oil, followed by roasting groundnuts, corriander seeds and sesame seeds. Cool the contents and grind it to coarse powder. Keep this masala aside. We will use this masala to sprinkle with Brinjal at the end.
In a pan, add oil deep enough for frying. Throw the brinjal and deep fry it till it become brown. (that is half crispy).Drain out the excess oil in kitchen towel and keep the fried brinjals aside.
In a pan, add 1 tbsp of oil, followed by spluttering mustard seeds, Jeera and red chilli. Saute onion till it become glossy.For this recipe, you no need to saute onion to golden brown. Once onion turns glossy, add Ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes off.
Now add chopped tomatoes and cook till it becomes mushy. Now add turmeric powder, corriander powder and garam masala. Add 1/4 cup of water and allow the masalas to get cooked (around 3-5 mins) and mixed with tomatoes.
Now add the fried brinjals and adjust the salt. Cook it for another 5 mins with the lid closed.Dont let the Brinjal to become mushy as it used to cook fast. Finally add the groundnut sesame powder and mix it well. Switch off the flame. Garnish with corriander leaves and serve it with Roti or rice.
I hope you enjoyed today's recipe. See you soon !!