Eggplant (Kathirikkai) Rasavangy

When I first came across the Rasavangi recipe,I was quite amused by the name.Although I was in India for the majority of my life, I have never come across this dish. But then, I realized it is a variant of Sambar or Pappuchaaru as we call in Telugu. This recipe is a delicious combination of eggplant, lentils, coconut and fresh spices.Serve it with rice and that will be heaven!!

1/2 cup Toor Dal
2 cups water
a small piece of tamarind pulp
1 cup hot water
2 green chillies
1 small tomato, chopped
4 eggplants
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp sambar powder
1 small block of jaggery
4 tbsps of Coriander, chopped

1 1/2 tbsps coriander seeds
1 tsp oil
2 red chillies
Asafoetida powder
5 1/2 tbsp fresh coconut
2 tsps ghee
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 red chili halved
few curry leaves
  • Cook the dal with the 3 cups water, salt and turmeric until soft, about 1 1/2 hour
  • Microwave the tamarind in water for 1 min. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil and add coriander seeds, red chillies, asafoetida powder.
  • Saute for a few min.
  • Add coconut and blend it to a fine paste
  • Heat the ghee in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, red chilli, and curry leaves
  • When the mustard seeds begin to splutter, add the green chillies, tomato, egg plants
  • Add the Sambar powder, tamarind pulp, jaggery, and salt to taste
  • Cook until the vegetables are done.Add the dal and the coconut paste
  • Simmer for a few minutes
  • Garnish with chopped coriander


aipi said...

We are great eggplant lovers at home n glad to find another cool wat to make them :) Looks great..
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Prathibha said...

Looks yummy that rasavangi...r u from andhra shri?

Priya said...

I can survive for many days with this yummy rasavangi,my fav anytime..

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious and tempting dear...
u can send this to my event :)

Nandini said...

Wow! This is very delicious and yummy! My fav:)

Suman Singh said...

Love eggplants and this recipe sounds new and delicious to me..would love to try this sometime soon.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Delicious looking rasavangi..looks yum

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Looks very yummy have never tried cooking this.. sure try..

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