Vankai Urulagadda Kura and a new Award

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Vankai Urulagadda Kura or Brinjal Potato Curry as it can be called is a very simple yet tasty curry that goes as an excellent combi for Chitramma and of course with Rotis. But the strangest part was accepting the fact that at my in-laws place, they eat this with Sweet Polis or Puran Polis as its commonly known as. I have already given an insight to the place Polis holds at our place, should find time to prepare and post it. But we all had our shock, we in sense my parents and me, when we first came to know that my in-laws eat Polis with this Sabji. Its very famous at their place. As I said they prepare Polis for all festivals and this is the side dish they prepare. This is also the side dish they prepare for Chitramma or Lemon Rice. But there was this secret ingredient that I came to know that they add to this that gives the special taste.

Here you go for the recipe

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Cuisine : Andhra

Ingredients Needed:

Brinjal – 3 medium
Potatoes – 2 medium
Onions – 1 big
Tomatoes – 2 medium
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil – 2 tsp
Coriander leaves
Curry leaves
Mustard + Urud dal
Kopra (dried Coconut) + Garlic paste – 1 tsp
Method to prepare:

Chop Brinjal and Potatoes into 2 ” cubes. Finely chop onions and tomatoes.

Heat a kadai with Oil, add the seasoning items. Then sauté in Onions and curry leaves. Once they are light brown in colour, add potatoes and brinjal. Simmer and cover with lid to cook well. This way both the vegetables get cooked.

Then add tomatoes and all the powders. Fry on high flame and then add the Kopra and garlic paste. Add water and simmer for 15 mins or till both are cooked and tender. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

The photo shows my lunch box, I made this sabji with Lemon rice, since I have already posted that, just took the sabji part. To be frank, I have come to love the combi of Sweet polis with this sabji. It has an unique taste to the entire stuff.

Vankai Urulagadda Kura and a new Award

Course Main Dish - Gravies
Cuisine Andhra Pradesh
Author Srivalli
Tried this recipe?Mention @cooking4all or tag #cooking4all!

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  1. Thank you very much for the rocking guy award…and the JB special award ! we are touched to say the least. saw this shortly after writing something that was the antithesis of witty ! Wouldnt blame you if you take it away when you see the post later this week ! –Jai

  2. You like lemon rice with this curry….nice combination and lovely recipe of Brinjal Potato curry. Yes you are right award is not only girl but also some nice guy.:)

  3. BTW, Bee just reminded me that the “boring” post mentioned above was specially written for your event. Seems like we had a premonition that we were getting this award and wanted to prove you wrong..

  4. Congrats and thanks! Getting an award does feel nice 🙂
    Sabzi with sweet poli sounds interesting…I think once you get used to the taste , it must be tasting really awesome!

  5. Srivalli, you really are a sweetheart, I too agree with you on JB award to Jai & Bee, guess what my DH’s name is JB (no wonder why I am liking it ;)) Hey that was a great post on V-U kura…when are u starting Nellore series? Waiting Anxiously!

  6. Srivalli, it is an honour to call you a friend. Your warmth and love shines through your blog and all that you share with us. Thank you very very much for the award. It is truly appreciated.

  7. made this for lunch today 😀 – it was a good change and brinjals and aloo actually went well together!!!

    since i happen to suffer from ‘what to cook today” syndrome (i take more time decicing what to cook, than to cook), you must keep posting such yummy lunches 😀

  8. Congrats on the awards and I just noticed that you gave me one. Thanks a ton Valli. It means a lot.

    I must try brinjal and potato curry. Have not tried my hand at too many andhra food varieties.

  9. Jaden are most welcome…you rock for sure…

    Jai you are most welcome…Its my pleasure to give that special award…and if its coming from you guys…it can’t be anything but witty and interesting…and that award is yours for keeps…

    for my event??…oh great…will love to read it…Jai

    Thanks Kajal

    thanks Laavanya …try it and you will come to love it..

    sure lakshmi..will be glad to know

    welcome ..Coffee…glad you understand me

    you are making me blush Lakshmi…thanks so much for your kind words..

    welcome and you deserve it Tee

    welcome Sharmi

    thanks Padma…nice to know your hubby’s name…will come up with it shortly…can you give me hints on what you would like to see??…

    welcome Asha…as all will agree with me…you simply rock…you will get a bear hug from all of us if we meet…

    copra is dried coconut…Happy cook..if you mean the fresh ones that we store and they get dried..yes that also can be used…

    Thanks Cynthia…it is my pleasure…and thanks for your kind words…

    thanks SeeC..

    Thanks ramya

    thanks goes to you

    thanks Nags

    welcome Raaga and thanks

  10. Lemon rice and bajji really great combation for lunch, looks tempting!

    Congrats u won award and happy cooking, thank u so much for ur tribute to me, really iam appreciated 🙂

  11. Thanks Lia you deserve those

    Thanks for the nice comments..Isha..welcome to my blog and do drop in again when you find time

    Oh..then you should try this out Latha

    Thanks Sia

    Yeah thats a nice combi also Latha

    je t’en prie Suganya

  12. Nice curry. I tried this and it tasted good but it looked nothing like your pic. The pic shows a gravy rich yellow curry. But with just a pinch of turmeric and just coriander/chili powder, mine looked nothing like yours 🙁 Thanks though for a simple recipe that I will try again…

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