Yengai ( curry ) and Vaangi Bhat Making Made Easier Recipe Video

engai is a popular south indian curry which is mostly made using yengai powder, potatoes and brinjals ; it can be a good side dish with chapatis, poori etc. and when mixed with rice and served it is called a vaangi bhat .( u can also mix with rava upma ) ..


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group,


 Potato4 , boiled, mashed
 Onion4 , chopped
 Turmeric powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Black mustard seed1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Hing1 Pinch
 Jeera1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Green chiles4 , ground
 Ginger1⁄2 Inch, ground
 Cilantro20 Gram, ground
 Curry leaves10 Gram
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Cooking oil4 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 359 Calories from Fat 139

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.3%

Saturated Fat 2.3 g11.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 507.1 mg21.1%

Total Carbohydrates 53 g17.8%

Dietary Fiber 7.7 g30.9%

Sugars 8.2 g

Protein 6 g12.6%

Vitamin A 9.5% Vitamin C 132.4%

Calcium 7.6% Iron 16%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Boil and mash potatoes.
2. Cut onion into 1/2 inch pieces.
3. Ground green chili, ginger, curry leaves and cilantro leaves.

4. In a wok, heat oil, add mustard seeds and jeera. When it splutters, add turmeric powder and the chili paste, allow it to cook for 2 minutes.
5. Add onions, cook covered on low flame till the water evaporates.
6. Add potato and salt, toss to combine all the ingredients, remove from fire, add lime juice and mix.

7. Serve hot with poori.

Editors Review

There are several popular South Indian curries and this one is one of them. This is one from north Karnataka. A spicy-sour brinjal and potatoes curry, Yengai can be eaten with chapattis or can use tossed with boiled rice to make Vaangi Bhaat, another popular rice preparation. Watch this video to learn how to make the authentic version of this dry, tamarind soured brinjal curry at home.