Rasavangi/Brinjal Syrupy authentic Recipe

Rasavangi is considered to be a very traditional Tamil Brahmin recipe.  I never tasted it earlier before my marriage. This recipe takes a very special place at my MIL home on any auspicious day. I must say it gives very refreshing traditional taste. Here is how it is cooked:)

Ingredients needed:

  1. Brinjal-5/6 brinjals
  2. Thurdal-1/2 cup
  3. fenugreek seeds- 1tablesppon
  4. tamarind- big lemon size
  5. chenna dal- 2 table spoon
  6. coriander seeds-2 table spoon
  7. grated coconut-1/4 cup
  8. turmeric powder- a pinch
  9. salt- as needed
  10. red chillies-3/4


  • Firstly soak tamarind for about 10 minutes and squeeze thick juice of about 1/2 cup.
  • Pressure cook Thurdal for about 3 whistles till it becomes soft and keep it aside.
  • Dry roast(add slight oil) fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, channadal, red chilies  grated coconut(dry/raw) and grind them into fine powder in mixer jar.(need atleast 2 cups powder)
  • Now slit the brinjals vertically so that you can stuff the powder you prepared.
  • stuff this powder in brinjals by adding salt, and slightly saute these stuffed brinjals in pressure pan by adding oil so that it becomes soft/you can also microwave these stuffed brinjals for about 10 minutes.
  • Now add smashed thurdal to extracted tamarind juice, and also add remaining grinded powder and boil it by adding 1/2 cup water.
  • add turmeric powder, asoefatida, and brinjals and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Your rasavangi is ready ,goes great with hot rice, season with mustard seeds and garnish with curry leaves.