Moms Kitchen - Andhra Recipes: Gutti vankaya koora

Moms Kitchen - Andhra Recipes

June 05, 2006

Gutti vankaya koora

Gutti Vankaya Kura (Stuffed Brinjal curry)

This sunday, me and suresh have been to Little India,the home of indian community in singapore, I happened to spot these cute little green brinjals at the local market in serangoon road. This is a bustling market full of fresh vegetables, fish, meat, spices, flowers, souveneir items, clothes and what not.

Vankaya has been an all time favorite in my home. Though I use all kinds of brinjals, cooking gutti vankaya with these green ones especially brings out the best of this curry. This is one of the traditional recipe which is a must in our family gatherings. One bite of it, and you are in heaven :-)

Ingredients

green brinjals - 11

chillie powder - 2 tb sps

turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

oil - 3 tb sps

1 1/2 cup of water.

salt to taste

for stuffing

1 cup sesame seeds

3 tb sps chana dal (senagapappu)

2 tb sps urad dal (minapappu)

4 garlic cloves (crushed)

2 elaichi

1 small stick of cinanmon

1 inch piece of ginger (chopped)

oil - 1 tb sp

Preparation

1. heat kadhai, add 1 tb sp of oil. Add chana dal, urad dal, choppped ginger, garlic, cloves, elaichi, cinanmon and fry for 3 minutes in low flame. add sesame seeds and fry till golden brown. switch of the flame, allow the mixture to cool and grind them to a tight paste adding little water if necessary.

2. Wash brinjals thoroughly in water and remove the stems. slit them in a plus shape.

3. Divide the ground paste into two halves(one for stuffing and the other for gravy).Carefully stuff the ground paste into each brinjal. use your left hand to separate the slits and stuff the paste with your right hand fingers slowly so that the brinjals do not break.

4. Heat 3 tb sps of oil in a kadhai, add curry leaves, and drop stuffed brinjals slowly. stir them for a few seconds gently and cover the pan with a lid. keep stirring occassionally and cover it with the lid again. Do this till the brinjals turn soft.

5. remove the lid, add the remaining portion of the ground paste, turmeric powder, chillie powder, salt,water and mix gently so that brinjals do not break.

6. raise the flame and allow the water to boil. once water has come to boil, lower the flame and cover with a lid. keep stirring ocassionally. As the gravy turns thick switch of the flame.
7. Garnish with corinader and serve hot with steamed rice.

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14 Comments:

At June 5, 2006 at 5:19 AM , Anonymous sailaja said...

That's a lovely gutti vankaya post, Thota. It never ceases to amaze me, the different versions of stuffed eggplants. Nice pictures!

 
At June 8, 2006 at 10:38 PM , Blogger sruthi said...

omgggg this looks sosoSO delicious!

 
At March 13, 2007 at 4:01 PM , Blogger padma said...

That looks pretty easy, I will try it today at home.
thanks for this nice post.

 
At April 16, 2007 at 6:14 AM , Blogger Sai said...

i never thought much easy 2 cook stuffed binjal but nw it looks very easy method ,nw i will try for our dinner.thxs for this gr8 post

 
At April 16, 2007 at 8:40 AM , Blogger Sowjanya said...

Thanks sai. Lemme know how it came out.

 
At April 20, 2007 at 10:57 PM , Anonymous Ravi said...

Thanks a lot for the recipe,
It came out very very delicious.
Now I will add this item regularly for my weekend special.
Thanks again

 
At April 21, 2007 at 12:22 PM , Blogger Sowjanya said...

Thanks for trying it out ravi.

 
At June 7, 2007 at 3:20 PM , Blogger Kiran Ivaturi said...

sowjanya garu,

guthi vankaya koora ivaala try chesamu. chaala baaga vacchindi. regular reader ayyamu memu mee posts ki. veelaithe arati kaaya iguru post chesthaara?
thanks once again

 
At October 11, 2007 at 2:58 PM , Blogger anjali said...

nenu ee orju try chesa superb ga vachindi its a gud recpie...thx for sharing

 
At October 12, 2007 at 10:14 AM , Blogger Sowjanya said...

Thanks anjali for trying the recipe. Thanks for u'r nice words.

 
At October 14, 2007 at 2:46 AM , Anonymous Anu said...

ohh my..this looks really yum. ll try asap n tell u!!!

 
At October 14, 2007 at 7:33 AM , Blogger Sowjanya said...

Thanks anu. Lemme know how it came out.

 
At October 14, 2007 at 7:35 AM , Blogger Sowjanya said...

Hi Ravi,

Sorry could'nt post your recipe as promised. will surely do that soon. Thanks for dropping by.

 
At December 25, 2007 at 3:02 PM , Blogger MaStEr said...

The recipe looks good and am gonna try this for my lunch today....will post you what are the results

 

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