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Vankaya Dumpala Pulusu (Brinjal and sweet potatoes tangy medley)

Ingredients :

•Brinjal (Aubergine or eggplants) - 250 gms
•Sweet potato - 250 gms
•Onion - 1
•Green chillies - 2
•Tamarind paste - 1 spoon
•Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
•Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
•Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
•Water - 1 cup
•Oil for frying
•Salt to taste
•Fresh corriander leaves for garnishing

•Chop onions and chillies into small pieces and keep them ready.
•Cut brinjal and sweet potatoes into bigger pieces as shown in the picture above.
•Now in a pan add 3 spoons of oil and preheat it.
•Add fenugreek seeds to the oil and fry it for few seconds, when it starts smelling good and turns golden add chopped onions and chillies and fry them well till they turn golden.
•Add vegetables (brinjal and sweet potato pieces) now to the above and fry them for about 8 minutes.
•Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt to taste and mix them well.
•Add pulusu to the above. Pulusu or tamarind purie is made by soaking tamarind in water.
•Let it cook in medium heat for about 10 minutes and stop the stove.
•Garnish it with fresh green corriander leaves and serve it hot with hot steamed rice.
Tip: Fenugreek seeds are very important for this recipe as it adds a flavour and aroma to the curry. Add pulusu only when the vegetables are cooked well in the oil.


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