Nune Vankaya Easy Way

Nune vankaya is my all time favorite food from my childhood. My Mom makes the best nune vankaya. We call this nune vankaya in my regions but others call this guthi vankaya. This curry is tangy and spicy with other healthy ingredients.This tastes best when made with fresh small eggplants or brinjals.

My Grand Mother used to make this with fresh eggplants just plucked from farm. It tastes divine. Even the thought of their curry makes me drool.Thoughย I try to copy exactly the same way my Mom makes this nune vankaya or guthi vankaya, I can’t be even close. I believe it is because of ingredients and also their magical touch.

Spring has arrived early here. its beautiful outside,very green.There had been hail attacks here and there in near by areas but other than that every thing is just gorgeous.I have planted few new to me veggies in my container garden.Wish me luck ๐Ÿ™‚

In my local Indian stores we get purple eggplants compared to green colored eggplants back home.I’m showing easy way of making nune vankaya.

nune vankaya recipe

Ingredients for making Nune Vankaya:

Small Eggplants(Vankayalu) -10
Onions Medium 1
Green Chillies 4-5
Tomatoes Medium 2
Tamarind Lemon size
Chilli Powder 1 Tbsp
Coriander powder 2 Tbsp
Turmeric powder 1 Tsp
Mustard seeds powder 1 Tsp
Sesame seeds powder 2 Tbsp
Mustard seeds 1 Tsp
Cumin seeds 1 Tsp
Red chillies few
Thick Coconut milk 1/4 cup(optional)
Sesame oil
Salt

Making of Nune Vankaya:

First clean and soak tamarind in warm water and extract pulp.To this add turmeric,chilly,coriander and mustard powders and mix.

nune vankaya masala making

Note: Taste this tamarind pulp after mixing all spice powders and adjust spice or sour levels according to your taste.

Chop onions and green chillies.

nune vankaya other veggies

Gently crush garlic.

Slit eggplants in four equal parts without cutting till end and soak them in salted water.This prevents them turning brown.

Heat oil in a wide pan over medium to high heat.Don’t skimp on oil be generous ๐Ÿ™‚

 

I like to use sesame oil or groundnut oil while making this nune vankaya.

Add mustard seeds and allow them to crackle.nune vankaya tadka

Now add curry leaves and mustard seeds saute for few seconds.

Add crushed or chopped garlic and saute.

nune vankaya adding garlic

Now add chopped onions and stir fry them till they turn lightly brown around the edges for about 3 min. Add slit green chillies and fry them for few seconds.

nune vankaya adding onions

Add slit eggplants into the pan and saute them for few minutes.

nune vankaya adding eggplants

When eggplants change their color add chopped tomatoes and stir fry till they are mushy.

nune vankaya adding tomatoes

Now add tamarind pulp and gently allow the gravy to boil on medium heat. Stir occasionally without damaging eggplants.

nune_vankaya_adding tamarind and spice mixture

Now powder sesame seeds and add sesame seed powder to the eggplant curry.Stir.

nune_vankaya adding sesame powder

Add coconut milk and boil for about 2-5 min.

 adding coconut nune vankaya

Sprinkle chopped cilantro or coriander leaves and nune vankaya is done.

nune vankaya ready

If your guthi vankaya curry ย is too spicy add little coconut milk or add another tomato and stir.

nune vankaya recipe

This nune vankaya tastes good with hot rice.Enjoy !

XOXO

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Nune Vankaya Easy Way

Making of Nune Vankaya or Guthi Vankaya or small eggplant curry.
Course Brunch
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Sravanthi

Ingredients

  • Small Eggplants (Vankayalu) -10
  • Onions Medium 1
  • Green Cillies 4-5
  • Tomatoes Medium 2
  • Tamarind Lemon size
  • Chilli Powder 1 Tbsp
  • Coriander powder 2 Tbsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 Tsp
  • Mustard seeds powder 1 Tsp
  • Sesame seeds powder 2 Tbsp
  • Mustard seeds 1 Tsp
  • Cumin seeds 1 Tsp
  • Red chilies few
  • Thick Coconut milk 1/4 cup (optional)
  • Sesame oil
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. First clean and soak tamarind in warm water and extract pulp.To this add turmeric,chilly,coriander and mustard powders and mix.
  2. Note:Taste this tamarind pulp after mixing all spice powders and adjust spice or sour levels according to your taste.
  3. Chop onions and green chillies.
  4. Gently crush garlic.
  5. Slit eggplants in four equal parts without cutting till end and soak them in salted water.This prevents them turning brown.
  6. Heat oil in a wide pan over medium to high heat.Don't skimp on oil be generous ๐Ÿ™‚
  7. Add mustard seeds and allow them to crackle.
  8. Now add curry leaves and mustard seeds saute for few seconds.
  9. Add crushed or chopped garlic and saute.
  10. Now add chopped onions and stir fry them till they turn lightly brown around the edges for about 3 min. Add slit green chillies and fry them for few seconds.
  11. Add slit eggplants into the pan and saute them for few minutes.
  12. When eggplants change their color add chopped tomatoes and stir fry till they are mushy.
  13. Now add tamarind pulp and gently allow the gravy to boil on medium heat.Stir occasionally without damaging eggplants.
  14. Now powder Sesame seeds and add Sesame seed powder to the eggplant curry.Stir.
  15. Add coconut milk and boil for about 2-5 min.
  16. Sprinkle chopped cilantro or coriander leaves and nune vankaya is done.
  17. If you find eggplant curry is too spicy add little coconut milk and stir.
  18. This nune vankaya tastes good with hot rice.Enjoy !
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