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Oct 13, 2010

Eggplant flavored with Peanuts (Vankaya-Palli Koora)


  • 3 cups chopped Eggplant/Brinjal
  • ½ cup Peanuts (raw or roasted)
  • 1 tsp red Chili Powder (or more if you desire)
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • A pinch of Turmeric
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • Salt


  1. If using raw peanuts, roast them without oil. Keep aside to cool. No need to remove the skin.
  2. Then grind peanuts + chili powder into a fine powder. Keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add cumin seeds + curry leaves and sauté. Then add chopped eggplant pieces and sauté well.
  4. Add a pinch of turmeric, cover and leave the pan on medium-low flame until the eggplant becomes soft and cooked. Keep stirring now and then.
  5. When the eggplants are cooked, add peanut powder and mix well. Turn the flame to a low setting.
  6. Keep the curry on low flame for some time without covering the pan. Add salt as required and sauté well for 2-3 minutes and switch off the flame.
  7. Transfer the curry to a serving bowl and enjoy the yummy curry with rice or chapathis.


Prema said... [Reply]

Love the combo dear,luks really delicious...

Savi-Ruchi said... [Reply]

very tempting side dish Uma. How are you?

Sanghi said... [Reply]

This one looks new to me, yummy!

Swathi said... [Reply]

Looks delicious. Always marriage between eggplant and peanut is good.

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

Wow! It's really spicy and flavourful!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

I love the addition of peanuts in anything. I'm sure it tasted awesome :)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Dont know if u got my earlier comment :( But the addition of peanuts in eggplant looks awesome!

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Love this eggplants and peanuts combo, i do often this sort of curry..delicious curry..

Lena Jayadev said... [Reply]

looks delicious Uma.. i had seen several recipes with peanuts,.. never tried .. this looks really nice.. :)

Finla said... [Reply]

I am sure the peanuts make it more tastier.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Wow! Egg plant curry with peanut powder flavor- must be very yummy
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Rachana said... [Reply]

Eggplants and peanuts combo sounds so delicious.

Dori said... [Reply]

Simple and delicious!

Unknown said... [Reply]

The addition of peanuts must have given a nutty flavor to the dish. Looks spicy and delicious Uma.

Hamsi said... [Reply]

Delicious and yummy eggplant curry. I like the twist with peanut.

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Pavani said... [Reply]

my favt curry looks so yummy...rigth i want to have it..

shaikh said... [Reply]

to cook eggplant is it not require to add water? or it is supposed to cook in its own juice?
pls explain me. thanks.

Uma said... [Reply]


You don't need to add extra water to cook eggplant as it makes the curry so mushy. Eggplants already contain some water in them, and it is enough to cook them. Hope this helps.

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