Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gutti Vankaayi / Stuffed Eggplant

Gutti Vankaayi or Stuffed Eggplant/Brinjal curry is Andhra special curry.This dish
can be
made with the small purple brinjals. But you need to make sure that the
brinjals are
absolutely fresh, shiny and tender(the seeds shouldn't be black) without
a dried withered look.This dish tastes good only if the brinjals are fresh young and
tender.


Its very simple to cook. My cooking method may be new to you but the results are
way better. Microwave cooking process makes it fast with less oil and the brinjals
are cooked thoroughly, you can’t find not one hard uncooked piece of brinjal,
cooked in this way. Before me, some other Indian food bloggers also posted their
recipes for this curry. But mine is not gravy kind of curry.



Ingredients:


12 fresh brinjals(Vankayalu/Egg Plants)
5 tbs oil


Curry Powder Ingredients:


1 cup channa dal (also called Bengal gram/senaga pappu)
1/2 cup urud dal (mina pappu)
10 large red chillies
1/4 cup coriander seeds (dhaniyalu)
pinch asafoetida
Salt to taste


Curry powder preparation:


Fry all ingredients in 1 tsp oil on low heat. Let it cool down for a while, Once the
fried mixture is come to little warm, transfer contents to blender and add a table
spoon of salt and grind to a fine powder.






Gutti Vankaayi/Stuffed Brinjal(Egg Plant) Preparation:

Wash the brinjals. Make a + slit length wise. Cook the brinjals with water in
the microwave.
Set the microwave time 15 min. When they are done. Take out
from microwave.
If you saw the excess water in the cooked brinjal takeout water
with paper napkin.






The brinjals are ready for stuffing. Take 1 tbs powder for each brinjal to fill the
stuffing
slowly without breaking the brinjals. Stuff all the brinjals in this manner.




Heat 3 tbs oil in a cooking pan. Now slowly place each of the stuffed brinjals in
the pan.
Add 2 to 3 tbs oil sprinkle on the top of the stuffed brinjals. Each 10 min
check the brinjals
and change the direction. Cover and cook for 30 minutes on
slow heat until the stuffed
brinjals are very tender to touch.

Gutti vankaya curry is ready. Serve with hot rice.



5 comments:

prasu said...

Nice presentation dear.....looks yummy yummm....

Haritha said...

looks good Bala, got to try this once

MaryMoh said...

Looks lovely and delicious

My Little Space said...

Ooo...never try it this way before. Looks wonderful!

Divina Pe said...

Looks great with really healthy ingredients.