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Vankaya Pachadi Recipe Andhra Style

A pachadi recipe made using vankaya, tomatoes, chillies and tamarind and giving tadka in the end.
3.82 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 3 -4
Calories 310 kcal


For the pachadi:

  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 6-7 green chillies
  • 5-6 garlic cloves
  • 5-6 medium size brinjals/aubergine/eggplant
  • 3-4 medium size tomatoes chopped
  • 6-7 small pieces of tamarind/small lemon size tamarind
  • salt - to taste

For the tempering/tadka:

  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal/split black gram
  • 1 teaspoon chana dal/bengal gram
  • 5-6 dried red chillies
  • 7-8 curry leaves


Washing the eggplant:

  • Firstly, take the eggplant and cut them into pieces and drop them in water containing salt.
  • Doing this removes the smell from the eggplant.
  • Remove the pieces from salt water at the time of cooking.

For the pachadi:

  • In a wok/pan add oil and heat it.
  • Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • Into it add green chillies and saute.
  • Add garlic cloves and saute well.
  • Into it add the eggplant pieces, saute them well for few minutes until eggplant changes its color.
  • Into it add chopped tomatoes, tamarind pieces and cook the whole mixture until it gets soft.
  • Switch off the flame and cool down the eggplant mixture.
  • In a blender, add the cooked mixture that has been cooled.
  • Add salt and blend it into a paste.

For the tempering/tadka/popu:

  • In a tadka pan, add oil and heat it.
  • Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and allow them to pop up.
  • Add urad dal, chana dal and stir well for few seconds.
  • Add dried red chillies and saute well for few seconds.
  • Lastly add curry leaves and let them crackle.
  • Add the tadka all over the blended pachadi and mix well.
  • Enjoy the vankaya pachadi with hot rice and ghee.


1. A pinch of turmeric can be added into the tadka in the end if required to make the chutney colorful and appealing.


Nutrition Facts
Vankaya Pachadi Recipe Andhra Style
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.