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 Vankaya pulusu which is quite easy.  This goes very well with rice, idli as well as dosa. This pulusu particularly tastes so good with Green Brinjal(eggplant), Drumstick as well as Potatoes. You can try it with any of your favorite veggie. Along with this recipe I am posting Greens Pepper fry, here I have used Red amaranth(Thandu keerai), you can try it with any greens of your choice. Take a look at my comforting simple lunch menu .....

This recipe has 2 powders as main ingredient. One is Roasted gram dhal powder and coconut coriander powder.


Green Brinjal - 10 cut to big cubes and put in the water( Replace drumstick or Potatoes of your choice)
Big onion - 1 sliced
Red chillies - 3 or 4
Cummin seeds - 2 tsp
Roasted gram dhal - 1 ( Make to fine powder)
Tamarind Paste - 1 1/2 tbsp ( Use according to your sourness level)
Turmeric - little
Mustard - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Ghee - 1/4 tbsp
Oil - 1/2 tbsp
Coriander for garnishing....

Coconut Coriander powder:
Coconut - 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Red chillies - 4

Fry all the above ingredients in a tsp of oil and make to fine powder.


1. Heat the ghee and oil in the pan.
2. Splutter Mustard seeds followed by Cummin seeds and Red chillies.
3. Add the Slice onions once it is sauteed until transparent add the Cubed brinjal.
4. Saute for few minutes add the curry leaves, turmeric and tamarind paste.
5.Add 1 1/4 cup of water, let it boil until the veggies are cooked.
6.Now to this mixture add the coconut coriander powder, Roasted Gram dhal powder( mix this in a tbsp of water then add to the above mixture)
7.Let it nicely boil for sometime and it get thickened as we have added the dhal powder.
8.Now garnish with the coriander leaves.

Serve with hot Rice, Idli or Dosa.
1.Adjust the tamarind according to your taste, and the dhal powder according to your thickness.
2.Follow the same one for other veggies too.
3.You can reduce or increase the red chillies according to your spice level.


Any greens of your choice - 1 bunch
Garlic - 10 flakes , peel the skin and slice
Onion - 1 sliced
Red chillies - 3
Urad dhal - 1 1/2 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - as required
Salt as required
Oil - as needed


1. Wash and chop the greens.
2. Add tsp of oil , splutter mustard followed by urad dhal and Redchillies.
3. Add the sliced onion and Garlic.
4. Saute until light brown color. Now add the chopped greens sprinkle some water.
5. Close with a lid 3/4 not fully as it changes the color.
6. Once cooked add the salt and pepper saute for few seconds. Serve hot with rice and Ghee.

Note :

1. Don't over cook the greens. Add water little by little as required.

Nitha  – (August 19, 2010 at 11:02 PM)  

Thats a delicious platter... Love the greens the most..

Shanthi Krishnakumar  – (August 20, 2010 at 12:01 AM)  

Nice spread. Luv the pepper version of greens

Anu Nandu  – (August 20, 2010 at 12:23 AM)  

Pavi...appadiya jollu udaren.. Indha madhiri lunch plate vechigana unga veetlaye vandhu dera potu kalambave maaten! LOL!

Love Love the keerai. Your pics could be framed as usual!

Unknown  – (August 20, 2010 at 1:45 AM)  

very comfortable Indian lunch....Greens rock always, interesting pepper version :)

chef and her kitchen  – (August 20, 2010 at 2:30 AM)  

Love the lunch spread.....Liked the addition of pepper instead of regular chillies for the greens curry....Vankaya Pulusu looks superb too

Pari Vasisht  – (August 20, 2010 at 3:24 AM)  

Hi. congrats on the win.
The pulusu sounds very interesting.
I must try it sometime, roasted pwds surely add more flavour.

Priya Suresh  – (August 20, 2010 at 3:50 AM)  

Lovely spread, makes me hungry..i totally agree with Mriganayani..yummy dishes..

My Kitchen Antics  – (August 20, 2010 at 5:41 AM)  

excellent that pic of the green brinjal

Hamaree Rasoi  – (August 20, 2010 at 5:55 AM)  

Congrats on your $100 gift voucher !!! That's a yummy platter...Red leafy saag is so difficult to get it
Hamaree Rasoi

Raks  – (August 20, 2010 at 6:41 AM)  

Lovely recipes Pavi,sounds very comforting combo :) Pictures are great and love this new look of your blog very very much :)

Pavithra Srihari  – (August 20, 2010 at 7:14 AM)  

Wow Pavi , this layout is the best for your pictures da ... loved that greens pics a lot ... super ..

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (August 20, 2010 at 9:03 AM)  

both the dishes look very nice.I love the way u made the spinach.
The new look of the blog looks awesome.

Suman Singh  – (August 20, 2010 at 9:07 AM)  

just wow..that food platter makes me hungry...nice recipe for brinjal curry...thanks for sharing !

Suji  – (August 20, 2010 at 10:00 AM)  

Wow..delicious platter and i love brinjals...

Congrats Pavi on u r win...

Pam  – (August 20, 2010 at 10:32 AM)  

Everything looks so delicious!!!

Unknown  – (August 20, 2010 at 1:56 PM)  

congrats on the win pavi..So delicious!! For a great greens fan like me, this dish sure will please the palates!! as awalys Great click..:)

Latha  – (August 20, 2010 at 3:51 PM)  

Super delicious platter. Craving for that sambar.

Namitha  – (August 20, 2010 at 8:36 PM)  

Awesome platter.Pepper in greens sounds interesting.. Congrats on your win Pavi :-)

Satya  – (August 20, 2010 at 11:08 PM)  

wow pavitra thats a beautiful platter ..vankaya pulusu is my favorite too amma is best in that ..i miss her pulusu ...the greens pepper fry looks so tempting n pulusu too ...congrats for this winning ...
have a happy weekend


Dhanya Ganesh  – (August 21, 2010 at 2:26 PM)  

Wow make the food looks so appetizing and delicious :)

Sushma Mallya  – (August 22, 2010 at 8:59 AM)  

Loved the new look of your blog, looks so good now,neat and well organised...and thats a delicious platter ..

Red Chillies  – (August 22, 2010 at 9:23 AM)  

Like the new look of your blog Pavithra. Love recipes with greens in it and this is new to me.

aipi  – (August 22, 2010 at 1:14 PM)  

You can eat all the fancy stuff in the world but coming back to a plate like this really makes you feel at home.. the eggplant dish especially looks really nicely made.
Thanx for visiting me. Glad you liked my site!

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Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets  – (August 22, 2010 at 11:28 PM)  

Congrats on winning the gift certificate and love these flavorful veggie dishes you've shared with us. Thanks, too, for the sweet comment on my blog.

Nithu  – (August 23, 2010 at 12:46 AM)  

Looks so lovely and tempting dear.

Nithya  – (August 23, 2010 at 10:20 AM)  

Congrats on winning the giveaway anni :)

The dishes look so good and your new template too :)

Shriya  – (August 24, 2010 at 2:04 PM)  

Congrats!!! Both the dishes looks soo inviting. awesome click!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums  – (August 25, 2010 at 6:21 AM)  

Congrats to the winner!

That meal looks fantastic and so healthy.



Vikis Kitchen  – (August 25, 2010 at 8:30 AM)  

Congrats dear! Pulusu with green brinjal looks yummy. Like that pepper keerai too. Nice presentation.

Priya dharshini  – (August 26, 2010 at 4:04 AM)  

ur template is much better now,will compliment ur pics for sure..i luv the green brinjal curry..the recipes sounds great and tempting me to try..

Samyukta Ganesh  – (August 26, 2010 at 9:56 AM)  

tried it and it was super...thanks...

Radhika  – (August 26, 2010 at 4:10 PM)  

Congratulations Pavi and the meal is so inviting. Ippave kilambi vandhudamlam polla irruku..

Hamsi  – (August 26, 2010 at 6:51 PM)  

Wonderful platter. I loved the vankaya pulusu. The clicks are very perfect. Its tempting. I love it.

Eat2live2travel  – (August 27, 2010 at 2:36 PM)  

I love the green brinjal curry....thanks for sharing the recipe..I have to mention...the clicks are awesome...

Ushnish Ghosh  – (August 28, 2010 at 10:15 PM)  

Dear Pavithra
How are you? Read your latest blog but landed here as both green (Amaranth) and green brinjal are my favorite. I am going to try the green tomorrow. I make the green almost the same way, but using udad dal and black pepper will be a new addition for me..sounds great...
Congrats on winning your award..PJ really has a awesome space...
Been away , so cant visit or write regularly Have a nice weekend

Ramya Vijaykumar  – (August 29, 2010 at 7:05 PM)  

Congrats Pavitra and the pulusu looks very tempting!!! Do share your shopping pics gal!!!

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