Thursday, May 28, 2009

Brinjal Potato Green Peas Curry

This is one of the most simple and commonly prepared curry at home, along with roti this meal is one of the most satisfying dish ever. In my school days i never liked brinjals, when my mom used to prepare Baigan ka bharta at home i never used to eat. Once during one of the christmas holidays we went to visit my aunt in gujarat in a small town named Anand, there first time I tasted brinjal. It was cold winter night and we group of 1o to 12 people were sitting at a dhaba and enjoying the night with bonfire. My mom had ordered baigan bharta and bajre ki roti which in my eyes was "yukkk", at that age we dont really go for nutritious food, do we? As usual my mom insisted to taste it....oh well it was cold and i was very very hungry so took one bite and i absolutely loved it, i thought why didnt i ever taste this before? From that day onwards i have never said no to brinjal. I love them in all forms..roasted, fried, curried or stuffed, they always taste wonderful!!!
Ingredients:
1 medium brinjal diced
2 medium potato diced
1/2 cup green peas
3-4 tbsp fresh grated coconut
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
a generous pinch of Asafoetida(hing)
2 bay leaf
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp sugar
Salt to taste
1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
Procedure:
  • In a vessel, heat oil, add in cumin seeds, mustard seeds and bay leaf. When seeds start to splutter, add in asafoetida and brinjals and potatoes.
  • Now add in salt, sugar, turmeric, red chilli, cumin and coriander powders and very little water and mix well.
  • Cover and cook for 7-8 mins until potatoes and brinjals are half cooked.
  • Now add in grated coconut and green peas and again cook for another 5 to 7 mins or until cooked.
  • Before serving add in chopped cilantro and mix well.
  • Serve hot with roti.

46 comments:

  1. Loved the idea of combining peas with brinjal, along with potatoes of course. I have some brinjals at home and might give this a try.

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  3. parita thats really nice combo ..will surely give it a try.. looking good and really the color is mouthwatering.. sure it is very comfort food with roti. Lovely post.

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  4. I do potato and green peas curry together, but never tried out with brinjals, quite a delicious combo parita..curry looks yummy and delicious!!!

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  5. u are an answer to a prayer.. was looking for a brinjal recipe today!!

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  6. I always love the combo of potato and brinjal. Your curry tempts me so much! Perfect side dish for roti! sweet memories:)

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  7. Wow...potatoes with brinjal and peas...lovely combination...I have to try this dish soon :)

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  8. Lovely dish Parita! Love the combo of brinjal, potato, peas and grated coconut! Must have tasted heavenly. I too wasnt a fan of brinjal during my childhood days and use to separate them from curries myself! Now I love to have brinjals in any form :)

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  9. Lovely dish Parita... want to have them with chapathis :)

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  10. brinjal, green peas and potaotes - that looks like a winning combo to me!

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  11. Nice recipe with brinjal..looks like thick gravy,great for chappathi..will try this out..

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  12. Wow Parita, i can smell the flavor from the photo. Yummy.

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  13. Nice combo of the vegetables..Alu n baingan go well with each other....loved the addition of peas to it..looks yummy...perfect for roti's..

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  14. Wow,what an interesting combo. Looks so yummy.

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  15. Love what has gone into making this dish.

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  16. You dish looks inviting....I have also worked with this combination and use carrot too. :)

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  17. hi parita,
    wonderful comforting combo there! sure none would disagree on that :) nice clicks

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  18. I haven't yet had that day where I've tasted brinjal... so its still in the 'foods to never touch' category for me. But its great that you like it, and it certainly looks good.

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  19. looks so yummy and so spicy!!

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  20. I love eggplants with potatoes but never tried the combination with peas. It sounds delicious.

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  21. Nice combo. Looks lovely, yummy and nice picture.

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  22. We do make a mixed veg like this. Love the look of your dish. :-)

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  23. wow..this looks really yummmmm...wonderful presentation pari..hw r u?/?

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  24. Nice Combination... really i love it..superb clicks!!!

    - Hari Chandana

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  25. Oh wow that's an yummy combo........I too make......but i will add dry coconut powder....looks yum....

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  26. Delicious curry - the combination of combo of brinjal, potato, and peas sounds excellent!

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  27. looks yummmmy! I'd love to have some right now :)

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  28. Its true dear. In our childhood days we hate nutritious food and now crave for it:) I too love brinjal in any form. For me it is like melting better..funny right?
    This curry with brinjal and potato seems delicious.

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  29. I too love dhaba kind food..That too in cold winter time..By thinking of itself I feel wonderful..
    I used to say the samething to my son' try it you will love it'..
    Curry looks gorgeous..

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  30. Wow!.. the dish looks heavenly! Can't wait to try this..

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  31. I would not say no to this dish either! I wish I have having this for dinner tonight.

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  32. Nice gravy. Have never tried potato brinjal combo! Will try out for rotis :)

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  33. Such a nice combho! will def. give it a try.

    First time here. U have a lovely space.:-)

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  34. Dhaba food does taste awesome reminds me of a green papaya curry and roti I had at a Dhaba and loved it while I would never would have touched that at home

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  35. Baingan bartha is the dish that made me start liking eggplants too. This curry looks fabulous.

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  36. Baingan bartha is the dish that made me start liking eggplants too. This curry looks fabulous.

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  37. Lovely combination of veggies. perfect with rotis.

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  38. Wowww!!!... perfect combination... looks great..thank youuuu

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  39. Thank you dears for your wonderful words :)

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  40. great recipe i make it but have never added brinjal to it love it, like your blog Rebecca

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  41. Yes... Brinjal is one veggie that kids don't like. And some people also avoid coz it creates itching and rashes for some... but this combo looks delicious.. nice combo for indian breads!! Check out the link for your award http://salt2taste.blogspot.com/2009/05/cantaloupe-sugar-mix.html

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  42. This will go so well with roti.As a kid I always liked most of my veggies.Looks god Parita.

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  43. What a combo can make children eat brinjal with their all time favourite...will start doing it

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  44. Nutritious and yummy !!! All my friends have started following your blog now !! You have become a hit, Parry !! :-)

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  45. great combo here. i always love to try indian curries :)

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