Rasavangi is nothing but a kootu (stew) made using bringal or pumpkin. You can use this to mix directly with rice or use as a side dish.

 Brinjal (Kathirikai) Rasavangi
Thurdal1/2 Cup
Brinjal1/4 Kg
Tamarind1 lemon size
Turmeric PowderA Pinch
SaltTo Taste
Channa dal2 tablespoon

Ingredients for Grinding:
Red Chilli6
Grated Coconut1/2 Cup
Coriander Seeds2 tablespoon
Channa dal1.5 tablespoon
Oil1 tablespoon

For Seasoning:
Oil1 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Urdal2 teaspoon
Curry Leavesfew

  • Cook the thurdhal in the pressure cooker till it is soft
  • Soak the channa dal for 10 mins in water.
  • Smash the cooked thurdal and keep it aside.
  • Finley chop the brinjal vertically and keep it aside.
  • Extract the tamarind juice and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in pan, add red chilli, coriander seeds, channa dal and fry till the dal turns golden brown color. Take this in a mixer.
  • Add grated coconut along with hing and fry it till the coconut turns golden brown color and add this to the mixer
  • Grind all these ingredients in the mixer to a nice powder.
  • Add chopped brinjals in a pan and add water along with salt and turmeric powder till the brinjal is cooked completely.
  • Once the brinjal is cooked, add tamarind juice and soaked channa dal and allow the mixture to boil till the raw smell of tamarind goes off and the channa dal is cooked.
  • Add the smashed thurdhal and cooked channa dal and ground powder and stir well and when the rasavangi starts to boil, remove from flame.
  • Pour the oil in the pan, add the mustard seeds once the oil is hot. When the mustard seeds begins to sputter, add the urdhal and fry it till it becomes golden color.
  • Add curry leaves and and fry it and add it to the cooked rasavangi.
  • Kathirikai(Brinjal) Rasavangi is ready to serve.
Another easier method is to make Rasavangi using lemon. Please follow this link for the same.

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  1. Thanks for this receipe mammi...I tried this and it came very well..

  2. is there any supplementary for coconut?

  3. Thanks for this recipe madam. I was searching for this for many years. I tried yours and it came out very delicious. I have made a post about this recipe in my blog and thanked you there also with your link. I will be more than happy if you approve my post. Thanks!