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:

Nandita SS said... Reply To This Comment

My favorite!!! Looks fabulous :)

Sangeetha M said... Reply To This Comment

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!!

fimère .b said... Reply To This Comment

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

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

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

traditionallymodernfood said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy stuffed brinjals:)

nandoos Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

very tempting stuffed brinjal..

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

Looks too good Priya...so inviting

Sona S said... Reply To This Comment

This looks so delicious and tempting..

Gloria said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rumana Ambrin said... Reply To This Comment

I love this dish anytime..

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

wow..drooling here,yummy!

Anitha Jayakumar said... Reply To This Comment

tempting stuffed brinjal...bookmarked to try

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

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

Arthy shama said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

delicious preparation dear

Menaga sathia said... Reply To This Comment

Fantastic,mouthwatering recipe...

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya Ranjit said... Reply To This Comment

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

Usha Rao said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

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

Varadas Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

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

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

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