Ringna Vatana

On my Last Vacation to India, i got some Tarla Dalal’s Cookbooks, One of them is Healthy Subzi’s. A Good Collection Healthy Dishes. After getting bored of the regular Dals and Onion Potato Combination, i tried this Ringna Vatana, Marinated Brinjals combine with peas to make an interesting subzi.

4 cups thickly sliced brinjals
2 cups tender green peas, biled
1/2 tsp cumin sedds
1 tsp lemon juice
 1 tsp oil
Coriander for garnishing

To be Mixed into a powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
salt to taste

To be ground into a paste
1 onion, roughly chopped
1/4 cup chopped coriander
3 green chillies, chopped
1″ piece of ginger
2 cardamoms
4 garlic cloves


Wash and drain the brinjal slices, apply the mixed powder and keep aside for 15-20 minutes. Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds, When they crackle, add the ground paste and fry it for few minuts

Add the brinjal slices,salt and 1 and 1/2 cups of water Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes.add the green peas and lemon juice and mix well.  Serve hot garnished with coriander.

The actual recipe calls it a semi-dry subzi, but i delibarately made it a bit of gravy. So, if you want it semi-dry jus reduce the amount of water added to the subzi. After 20 minutes of cooking, the gravy was a bit thin, so i added 3 tbsp of low-fat milk mixed with 1 tsp of corn flour to make the gravy a bit thick and creamy.

Sending this to MLLA-21 hosted by Super Chef of Mirch Masala, Event started by Susan of the Well Seasoned Cook.
And also to Cooking with Seeds-Coriander Seeds hosted by RV of Food for 7 Stages of Life, Event started by Priya of Priya’s Easy N Tasty Recipes