Tuesday 19 February 2013

Vankaya Pachadi | Brinjal Chutney | Kathirikkai Thogayal

Andhra is very well known for its Pachadis, podis and pickles, which are part of their everyday meal.  I am presenting here one of their popular pachadis - Vankaya Pachadi or brinjal chutney.  It is quite easy to prepare and takes very less time.  This side dish can be taken with rice, roti and even dosa and idli too.  I prefer it with hot rice and ghee, tastes awesome.

vankaya pachadi, brinjal chutney


Brinjal - 1 cup (small sized pieces)
Onion - 1 medium (finely cut pieces)
Red Chillies - 4 (adjust according to taste)
Coriander/Dhaniya powder - 1 tsp
Tamarind - a small gooseberry sized
Salt - As required
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2-3 tbsp

For a detailed step-by-step recipe, check out my brinjal chutney video recipe:

How To Prepare Vankaya Pachadi:

  • Heat about 2 tbsp of oil in kadai and fry the red chillies first for 2 minutes and remove.  Then add brinjal pieces and fry them in medium flame till they are golden brown in color.  Remove and keep aside.
  • Grind all these together - Fried brinjal pieces, red chillies, coriander powder, tamarind, salt.
  • Heat the remaining oil in the kadai and add mustard seeds.  Once they start crackling, add the finely cut onions and fry them till they turn translucent.
  • Add the ground paste and mix well and let it cook for about 2 minutes and remove.
  • Vankaya pachadi is ready to serve.
  • Tastes awesome with hot rice, rotis, dosa and idlis.


  • Shelf life of this vankaya pachadi is about 3-4 days.


Unknown said...

Looks Yum Bindu, never thought of using coriander powder for this chutney. will try next time

Home Cooked food said...

lovely chutney. do visit my space too.

Unknown said...

i dont make it often as i like brinjal only in curries.. nice presentation dear..

Dipti Joshi said...

Never heard of 'Vankaya pachadi'. I like this recipe, will try soon.

Beena said...

Good post

divyagcp said...

I haven't tried this.. But looks delicious and inviting!

Suja Manoj said...

This is new to me,looks yummy

Swathi said...

Delicious brinjal chutney.

Rafeeda AR said...

looks new to me... yummy chutney!!! glad to follow u... :)

divya said...

this looks fabulous... mouth watering...

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Looks like Indian Baba Ganoush. Will sure try it.

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kala said...

yuumyyyyyy this is my alltime fav from moms kitchen

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