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Vankaya Senagalu Kura

Vankaya Senagalu Kura is a simple and easy side dish to make for rotis. The combination of black chana with brinjal tastes excellent.
Course Main Dish - Gravies
Cuisine Andhra Pradesh
Keyword Easy Dinner Ideas
By Cook Method Pressure Cooker, Stovetop
Occasion Everyday Meal
By Diet Healthy Recipes
Dish Type Gravy Side Dishes
Author Srivalli


  • 1 cup Black Chana
  • 1 cup Brinjal
  • 1 cup Onions
  • 1 cup Tomatoes
  • Handful Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Red Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 tbsp Coconut paste
  • Handful Coriander Leaves
  • 2 tsp Cooking Oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash and soak the black chana overnight. When making the gravy, wash it a couple of times and pressure cook till soft. Keep it aside.
  • In a nonstick pan, heat the oil temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves and then saute finely chopped onions.
  • When it turns colour, add the finely chopped tomatoes along with cubed brinjals.
  • Add the spice powders and simmer for 5 to 7 mins.
  • Then add the boiled chana and 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Add the coconut paste and more water if required and simmer for 5 mins.
  • Add coriander leaves and switch off.
  • Serve with Rotis.
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