Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Vankaya Kura/Masala Gutti Vankaya Koora/Andhra style Stuffed Brinjals

Vankaya means brinjals in Telugu, brinjals are prepared in different way either as gravies or as curries. Personally i love Andhra style stuffed brinjals, when i picked some small green brinjals in Indian grocery few days back, i want to make some Andhra style stuffed brinjals. Back home, i googled for no onion no garlic vanakaya koora aka stuffed brinjal curry, i got hooked to Divya's Masala Gutti vankaya kura as this recipe goes for simple ingredients and they are prepared without both onion and garlic. Actually i never know that vankaya kura or koora can be prepared without onion and garlic, immediately i prepared this nutty masala vankaya koora. This side dish suits awesome as side dish with rice and rotis, however i love this Vankaya kura with rasam rice.


Am running my second week of blogging marathon with an interesting theme, cooking with an Alphabet with three different methods of cooking. I picked K,V,O from the list given by Srivalli, yesterday I posted a recipe starting with alphabet K and i went for baking as cooking method, today am posting Vankaya kura as its starts with V also i went for stove top method for making this fingerlicking Andhra style stuffed brinjal roast.You can make this brinjals with those purple ones too, however this kura is going to be quite often in our menu as its really very easy to prepare..Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#41. 


1/2kg Brinjals
3/4cup Raw peanuts
1/4cup Roasted channa dal/Pottukadalai
2tbsp Dessicated coconut powder
1tsp Cumin
1tsp Coriander seeds
5nos Red chillies
1/2tsp Tamarind paste
Salt
Oil

Dont remove the steam of the brinjals, slice them lengthwise by keep the steam intact.

Heat a spoon of oil, fry the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, red chillies to golden brown.

Remove and keep aside. In the same pan, dry roast the peanuts, roasted channa dal, dessicated coconut one by one until they turns slightly brown when a nice aroma comes from.

Grind the roasted peanuts, channadal, dessicated coconut, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, red chillies, salt, tamarind paste as smooth paste using some water.

Now stuff the brinjals with this grounded paste.

Heat oil in a pan, place the stuffed brinjals, add enough salt and cook in medium flame for 10minutes.

Put the flame in simmer and cook them for few minutes, until the brinjals turns soft.

Now add the leftover masala paste, a cup of water, cook everything well in medium flame with lid closed.

Once the oil starts to separate from the masala, put off the stove.

Serve warm with rice, rotis or with pulao.

28 comments:

  1. My favorite!!! Looks fabulous :)

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  2. I am yet to try this stuffed brinjal with peanut-coconut stuffing...looks very tempting and delicious, perfect with plain rice na :) bookmarked to try!!

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  3. une belle assiette bien gourmande plein de saveurs j'adore
    bonne soirée

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  4. super yummy stuffed brinjal.. so tempting.. pass me this with plain curd rice pls.....

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  5. I love these stuffed brinjals..and your pictures are so tempting Priya..

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  6. i am coming over with a couple of chapathis... pls reserve one for me... yummm....

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  7. Looks too good Priya...so inviting

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  8. This looks so delicious and tempting..

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  9. we too stuff brinjals like this...looks so tempting...

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  10. tempting stuffed brinjal...bookmarked to try

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  11. this is how my MIL makes, this is so beautifully captured

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  12. They are droolicious, will finish the entire bowl with varan baath :)

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  13. Fantastic,mouthwatering recipe...

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  14. my fav whenever I have an andhra meal in hyderabad...

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  15. Delicious looking stuffed brinjals...just need few rotis to finish them !

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  16. wow stuffed brinjals look fantastic aks, makes me drool, its lunch time here thank God I ate ;)

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  17. Although I don't make gutti vankaya that often, I love it too. Your gutti vanakaya came out very good.

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  18. Wow!!!Such a delicious and tempting brinjal curry,love to have it with rasam and curd rice..Wonderful clicks dear.

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  19. OMG, that is one of my favorite dish. Makes my mouth water just thinking of it. Looks so good.

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  20. It is a family favorite, so many variations of this recipe.

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  21. Very close to the Maharashtrian recipe except we use sesame seeds in place of the channa dal. Very nicely done.

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  22. like the stuffing even if I'm not one for eggplant

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  23. My parents love this! Since I am allergic to eggplants, I can't say the same for myself!

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