Jul 162014

Brinjal Tomato Curry is a delicious Andhra dish, flavoursome and tangy. Yummy Andhra Vankaya Tomato Fry is served as a side dish with Rice or Roti.

Brinjal Tomato Curry Recipe

Brinjal Tomato Curry

Eggplant tomato recipe is a super simple baingan dish with a fantastic combination of flavours. An Indian eggplant recipe worth recreating for your family.

Brinjal, also popular as Eggplant and Aubergine is low in calories and high in water content. It is known to reduce weight and cholesterol levels. It is used to treat diabetes, hypertension and cancer.

Brinjal Tomato Curry Step By Step:

Brinjal Masala recipe is a classic vegetarian recipe of Andhra. It’s a spicy and tangy curry which goes well with white rice or chapathi.

eggplant masala recipe

How to make Andhra brinjal tomato curry:

To make this delicious brinjal recipe, wash and cut brinjal into about ½ inch cubes.

Brinjal cubes for vankaya fry recipe

Brinjal cubes

Chop the tomatoes, onions, green chilli and coriander leaves finely.

Ingredients for vankaya tomato curry recipe


Heat a pan and dry roast the peanuts and sesame seeds. Cool and grind finely.

roasted peanuts and sesame seeds for brinjal fry recipe

Peanut-Sesame Seeds

Heat about 4 tbsp of oil in a frying pan. Put in the brinjal cubes and fry till they turn slightly brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep aside.

Fried brinjal cubes for vankaya masala recipe

Fried brinjal

Retain about ½ tbsp of oil in the frying pan. Add the chana dal, urad dal and dry red chilli. Allow to splutter. Then add the cumin, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Sauté.

Tip in the chopped onions and sauté till they turn slightly brown. Add green chilli and ginger-garlic paste and fry till the raw smell disappears.

Tadka for brinjal tomato Andhra recipe


Add the tomatoes and combine well. Sprinkle turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder and salt. Mix well. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Tomatoes and spices for vankaya kura recipe

Tomatoes and spices

Add the fried eggplant cubes and mix well. Put a lid on and cook brinjal tomato curry Andhra style for 2-3 minutes.

Add fried brinjal cubes to tomato curry

Add the fried brinjals

Remove the lid and sprinkle the peanut-sesame seeds powder. Blend brinjal masala well and remove.

Add masala powder for vankaya vepudu kura

Masala powder for eggplant tomato curry

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve Brinjal Tomato Curry Andhra style with Rice and dal.

Brinjal Tomato Masala – Vankaya Masala Fry

Vankaya Masala

If you are looking for more eggplant recipes Indian, do try out Vankaya Batani and Doi Begun.

Eggplant And Tomato Recipe details:

Brinjal Tomato Curry Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Brinjal Tomato Curry is a mouth-watering combination of cubed brinjals cooked in spicy masalas with a sprinkling of peanut-sesame seeds powder. Tomato Eggplant Masala Fry Andhra recipe pairs well with rice and dal.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Andhra
Servings: 3
Calories: 105 kcal
Author: Shil
  • Brinjal – 1 medium
  • Tomato – 2 small
  • Onion – 2 small
  • Green Chilli – 1
  • Curry Leaves – a few
  • Coriander leaves – handful
  • Oil – ½ tbsp
  • Channa Dal – ½ tsp
  • Urad Dal – ½ tsp
  • Mustard – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds - ¼ tsp
  • Dry red chilli - 1
  • Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric – ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Groundnuts – 2 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
  1. To make Vankaya masala, cut the eggplant into small cubes. Finely chop the onions, tomatoes, green chilli and coriander leaves.
  2. Heat a tava and roast the groundnuts and sesame seeds. Cool and grind to a powder.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and fry the eggplant pieces to a golden brown. Drain and keep aside.
  4. Remove excess oil from the pan and keep about ½ tbsp of oil in it. Add dry red chilli, chana dal, urad dal, cumin seeds and mustard seeds.
  5. Once they start to splutter, add the curry leaves and chopped onions. Fry for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add green chilli and ginger-garlic paste and fry.
  7. Add tomatoes, turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt. Combine well and cook covered for 4-5 minutes.
  8. Add the fried eggplant pieces and mix well. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle the groundnut-sesame seeds powder and mix properly. Garnish Baingan Tamatar sabji with coriander leaves and remove.
  10. Serve Brinjal Tomato Curry with steamed rice or Roti.


Brinjal Tomato Curry – Andhra Vankaya Tomato | Eggplant Tomato Masala
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