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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Badanekayi Pudi Kuttida Palya / Eggplant Sabzi spiced with Home made Masala Powder

Pudi kuttida palya is a kind of sabzi made in Bangalore/Mysore parts of Karnataka. It derives it's name from the masala pudi (meaning powder) that is added to this sabzi.

Remember the masala powder we prepared while making Green Beans Bhaat earlier??!?! Well, we're gonna put it to use today! This palya gets done really fast if you already have the masala ready. Green beans,cabbage, methi leaves, green peppers (capsicum) can also be used instead of eggplants (brinjal).

Ingredients:

2 Eggplants . The long purple ones.... Not too sure what they are called

1-1.5 tsp Palya Pudi / Masala powder

1 tsp Mustard seeds

1 tsp Urad dal/Chana dal

3-4 Curry leaves

1/4 tsp Tamarind paste

1/2 tsp Jaggery

1-2 tsp Oil

A pinch of hing

Salt as per taste

Method:

  1. Chop the eggplants into thin strips of about 1.5in length and soak them in water so that they don't discolor.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and temper with mustard seeds, chana/urad dal, hing and curry leaves.
  3. Drain the water from the chopped eggplants and add to the pan. Cover and cook until done;Saute frequently.
  4. When it's half done add salt, tamarind, jaggery, Masala powder and mix well; Add little water if required and cook until done.
  5. Remove from stove;Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with rotis or rice.

Tip: If you do not have the masala ready, you could use any store bought Vaangibhat or Sambhar powder!!!

23 comments:

Asha said...

I am drooling here!! Every time I see Badanekai dish, I feel like running to the store to buy some!:D
Long purple ones are Japanese eggplants or Asian as they call it. I grew some in Summer.
Dish looks mouthwatering. I have to make your palyad pudi first!:)

Mansi Desai said...

tamarind and jaggery sound new...nice twist!

shriya said...

I always bought the small eggplants and never tried the long ones.I wonder how much of a taste difference we can tell between the two. As manasi said combination of jaggery and tamarind sounds new to me too.Sabzi looks really delicious. :-)

rv said...

good one ramya:)

Roopa said...

wow ramya badnekai masala favorite :)

musical said...

I am a big fan of eggplants and this recipe is a really lovely ode to eggplants! The picture looks totally yummy, Ramya!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Ashakka,
Thanx Ashakka! yeah, I love Badanekai too... :)

@Manasi,
oh yeah, tam and jaggery combo is indeed a little different :)

@Shriya,
Well, I guess its mainly for the shape and nothing much to do with the taste... coz even i feel they taste almost the same!!! The green ones taste a little diff though...

@RV,Roopa,
Thanx!! :)

Timepass said...

When are u making this the next time?? I have invited myself to ur place...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too always use home made powder for curries:)Looks nice Remya!

Taste of Mysore said...

Bahala tempting aagi kantha ide Ramya. Good One! :)

Thanu said...

Nice one from Karnataka! Will surely try this one.Good going!

Sagari said...

love your masala powder recipe fedup with store bought masala powders and that eggplant look so yummy

Seema said...

Nice one..Home made msala powders, bring our more flavours!

Siri said...

Dear Ramya, Thanks for ur comment on my blog.. Indeed we are sailing on the same boat.. and hope we achieve what we want asap.. god gracious..:)

and I am sure we will.

~ Siri

Rajitha said...

i am always looking for new recipes for eggplant for my husband...as i do not eat..i cannot experiment!! this recipe is bookmarked to try :)

DEEPA said...

This is perfect one ...very new recipe ....Homemade masala's are always awesome ....

Seena said...

The picture only is enough to make me drool..! After started blogging , I started loving egg plants..:D

Laavanya said...

That's a super quick subzi for sure. Nice one Ramya.

Richa said...

lovely! always like the jaggery tamarind combo in dishes :)

Latha said...

Yumm that looks delicious!

Vanamala said...

looks yummy ..similar like yengai pd and yengai.

Shankranti habhada shubashayagalu

Kribha said...

Love the way you have presented. You are making me feel hungry now. Nice recipe and picture.

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