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Vankaya-Mamidi Koora or Egg Plant-Mango Curry

Egg Plant-Mango Curry or Vankaya mamidi koora in telugu is one of my favourite curry. Don’t be surprised as I make the curry with chopped raw mango. It is easy to prepare and a different curry than regular fry’s and masala’s currys.


  • Mango – 2 tbsp
  • Egg Plants – 6
  • Green chillies – 4 (slit)
  • Onion – 1 (chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • Chilli powder – 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – 6
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Kasoori methi – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder  – 1 pinch
  • Oil – 2 tbsp

How to make Egg plants/Aubergines/Brinjals/ Vankaya and Mango:

  1. Wash the Eggplants and pat dry.
  2. Remove the stem and cut the Brinjal into two equal halves.
  3. Take one half and cut horizontally and then cut each horizontal half into four pieces.
  4. According to the size of the eggplants the number of pieces vary. So make sure that you make the egg plant into small pieces.
  5. Wash the raw mango (sour) and then take out the stem part.
  6. Then peel out the skin and cut the mango into pieces without touching the centre part. Make the mango into small pieces.

How to Cook Vankaya mamidi koora/Brinjal mango curry:

  1. Heat oil in a pan and then crackle mustard seeds, curry leaves in the oil.
  2. Then add green chillies and chopped onions, turmeric powder, kasoori methi and then fry till golden brown colour.
  3. Add cut brinjals and sprinkle some salt to avoid oxidation of brinjals.
  4. Cook brinjal pieces for 15 minutes on low flame.
  5. Add chilli powder and grate mango. Mix well and add some water if needed.
  6. Cook the curry till the brinjal pieces and mango pieces become soften.
  7. I prepared this curry in pressure cooker because I want to make this curry little mushy, like in the picture.
  8. Tangy brinjal mango curry is ready and it can be eaten with Rotis, Chapathies or Steamed rice.

    Egg Plant - Mango curry

    Egg Plant – Mango curry

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