Tag: Aubergine

Dahiwale Achari Baingan

Dahiwale Achari Baingan (Aubergines in a Spicy Yogurt Gravy)

This recipe has been an eye-opener as far as the taste of “achari” dishes goes. Achar means pickle in Hindi (by extension achari is anything “pickle-y”, if there is any such word.) And I’m now officially in love with Kalonji or Nigella seeds. This is the first time I have used this spice

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Vankaya Kothimeera Kharam – Baby Brinjals with Coriander, Green Chilli and Ginger

Regulars readers of this blog know that Brinjals (aka aubergines or eggplant) is amongst my favourite vegetables. Amongst the various types of brinjals, I hold baby brinjals dear. Yesterday, in the market, I not only found fresh baby brinjals but also fresh coriander. They were just calling out to me to

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Gutti Vankaya Ulli Kharam (Baby Brinjals Stuffed with Spicy Onion-Chilli Masala)

Vankaya Ulli Kharam is one of those dishes that every Andhra household has a recipe for. Surprisingly, we never made it in our home. However, I have eaten it often at my uncle’s home and that thought brings me to the reason I made it this week. This past week

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Vangi Bhaat (Vankaya Annam or Aubergine/Brinjal/Eggplant Rice)

Vangi Bhaat is one of those classic dishes that is popular at Maharashtrian weddings and religious functions. I have always loved its mild flavour and am tempted to make it every time I see small plump brinjals (vangi = brinjals in Marathi) in the market. Adding the star anise segment is a secret that

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