Vaingya Ambot, South Indian Brinjal Dal

Vaingya Ambot, South Indian Brinjal Dal

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Vaingya Ambot is a tongue-tickling preparation of brinjals, cooked with tamarind and dal. Tamarind together with a paste of coconut and red-chillies gives this dish a wonderfully tangy and spicy flavour.

A dash of spice powders and a tempering of mustard seeds and asafetida add to the taste and aroma. Onions, sautéed with the tempering, give the Vaingya Ambot a rich taste and nice crunch too. This sour and spicy vegetable dish is made with minimal coconut and oil, to make it healthy.

Serve it hot with rice , rotis , idlis or dosas .

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Vaingya Ambot, South Indian Brinjal Dal recipe - How to make Vaingya Ambot, South Indian Brinjal Dal

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  1. Dry roast the coconut and the red chillies in a broad non-stick pan on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  2. Cool slightly and blend it in a mixer to a smooth powder. Keep aside.
  3. Combine the toovar dal, turmeric powder, salt and 1¼ cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  4. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  5. Add the chopped onions, brinjal and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the prepared coconut- red chilli mixture, tamarind pulp, coriander powder, ½ cup of water and little salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Keep aside.
  7. For the tempering, heat the oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
  8. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and the sliced onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  9. Add this tempering to the dal along with ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  10. Serve hot.

Nutrient values per serving
Energy54 cal
Protein0.7 g
Carbohydrates0.03 g
Fiber1.8 g
Fat2.5 g
Cholesterol7.2 mg
Vitamin A22.9 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.2 mg
Vitamin C4.4 mg
Calcium17.41 mg
Iron0.4 mg
Folic Acid6.9 mcg
Sodium1.3 mg
Pottasium57.2 mg
Zinc0.1 mg

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Vaingya Ambot, South Indian Brinjal Dal
 on 01 Feb 17 09:17 AM

The south indian brinjal dal.. is just perfect with the rice.. the taste is perfectly balanced.. i loved the sour taste.. of the gravy.. Thank you for this recipe..