Thursday, 14 March 2013

Ringna Batata nu Shaak - Eggplant and Potato Curry - Kem Cho ?

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

This curry is probably pretty well known in every Indian household. It is one of the easiest and most convenient recipes for a quick supper. However this doesn't mean that the taste is compromised on.
Aubergines or eggplants are a favourite in my family. Whenever I call my dad who lives in India, he tells me nearly everyday that he has cooked aubergine! I also love aubergine cooked in many different ways but I have to say that this curry is one of my favourites.

The tomato gravy that this recipe is cooked in means that the curry does not become too dry and therefore doesn't need a daal to go with it.


The use of the pressure cooker here makes cooking very speedy and locks in all of the goodness of the ingredients.

You will need :-
  • 250 g eggplant ( ringna )
  • 150 g potatoes
  • 100 g fresh chopped tomatoes
  • 25 g tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp crushed ginger-garlic and green chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • pinch of hing
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin and coriander ( dhanajeera powder )
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • handful fresh chopped coriander leaves

Wash, peel and dice potatoes and eggplant.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add mustard seeds and hing.
Add crushed ginger-garlic and green chillies.
Fry few seconds , add chopped tomatoes and tomato puree.
Add red chilli, turmeric, dhanajeera and garam masala powder and salt.
Cook till oil is visible on the surface.
Now add diced potatoes and eggplant.
Mix well and add less than one cup of water (this may need to be changed depending on the water content of the aubergine).
Cover with lid and let cook till potatoes are well cooked but not mashed or to one whistle of pressure cooker.
There should be nice and thick gravy from the tomatoes.
Turn of the heat, and garnish with the coriander.
Serve hot with roti, paratha or Bajri na rotla ( millet flour chappati ) and Khichdi.
Enjoy !!


  1. Love this curry. I make it little more of gravy !!!

  2. i can have this bajra no rotlo and lasan ni chutney. very tempting shak.

  3. wow looks sooooo good!!! very tempting
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  4. i love this eggplant & potato curry.....looks yummy....

  5. I don't like eggplant, but with potatoes ...Will try

  6. Love to finish that whole dish with some rotis rite now,irresistible and seriously tempting.

  7. Lovely curry.. looks delicious!!

  8. Looks superb and very inviting too

  9. I love this combo Jagruti! Nicely made!

  10. Interesting and yummy .

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  11. my hubby's favorite...I make it little more of gravy it's called ringna-batata nu rasa valu shaak..

  12. To make it more yummy add jaggery and crushed paenuts.


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