August 09, 2006

RASAVANGI (Eggplants in Gravy)

Rasavangi literally means Eggplants in gravy.A authentic Maharashtrian recipe very tasty and flavorful thickish gravy which tastes fabulous with all kinds of Indian bread or even with chunk of crusty bread.Here it is,go ahead and give it a try....

Eggplant Rasavangi:

You Need:
4 Eggplants, long ones are better but can use any type of firm Eggplants,
1 tbsp Tamarind Juice
1-2 Tomatoes

2 tbsp Coriander Seeds
1/2 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
1 tbsp Tuar Dal
1 tbsp Chana Dal
2-43 Dry Red Chillies or Paprika for color
Pinch of Hing

1 tsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 Red Chilly
Curry Leaves
1 small Onion sliced


1. Heat oil, add all the seasoning ingredients one by one.When onions are reddish, add cubed eggplants and stir, cook until almost done.
2. Add in tamarind juice,salt,tomatoes,ground masala and 1 cup water. cover,simmer.
3. Uncover after a few minutes, garnish with cilantro and tomato slices.
4. Best served with Rice rottis , Parathas and also with Dosas.

Rasavangi with dosa and Rigdegourd Chutney:

Rasavangi tastes delicious with any one of these breads.

Rice Rottis:



That's it. Enjoy!!:)


Manjula said...

Thanks for posting a curry without coconut. Can this be done with purple Indian eggplants?

FH said...

You are welcome Manjula!Hope last recipe you were enquiring went well.I did reply to that.
Yes,any kind of Eggplant will do for this dish.Enjoy.

Priya said...

Asha: Rice rottis are my favorite always and I make at home. Today morning I was thinking how I miss my eggplant chutney with idli and dosa:))


FH said...

Mine too Priya!:) Little work involved in making them but worth it.Rasavangi goes well with dosas too.Try it,thanks girl.

Cyberkitty said...

Nice dish, i like the red colors...would go well with dosas.

FH said...

Thanks Cyber Kitty.It does taste delicious with Dosas.Hope you try:))