Wednesday, March 12, 2014

GUTTI VANKAYA ( Andhra Style Stuffed Brinjals )


Gutti vankaya is a stuffed brinjal preparation from Andhra made with a spicy and flavourful filling. It can be made dry or with a little thicker gravy.It is best when made with small baby brinjals. I prefer the dry version. It goes well with anything, rotis, puris or as a side dish with dal / rasam and rice. This is one of my childhood favourites .Mom made it often as I never used to relish any other kind of brinjal preparation.


Ingredients:
Brinjals ... 200 gms ( choose small ones)
Tamarind extract .. 2-3 tbsps
Garlic ... 1 tsp (optional)
Salt ... to taste
Turmeric powder .. 1/2 tsp
Oil .. 2-3 tbsps
Asafoetida ... a pinch
Curry leaves .. few
Mustard seeds .. 1 tsp

For the Masala :( Dry roast and grind )
Coriander seeds .. 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds .... 1 tsp
Sesame seeds .. 1 tsp
Peanuts ...... 1 tbsp
Dry red chillies .. 2-3 
Grated coconut .. 1 tbsp ( add this in the end )


Method:
1. Slit the brinjals leaving the stem on and soak them in salt water.
2. Dry roast and grind the masala ingredients. Add the coconut after all the other masalas are roasted as it leaves a little moisture. Saute until it is dried up.
3. Grind all these to a paste adding tamarind extract.
4. Mix salt and turmeric powder in the masala paste.
5. Stuff this into the brinjals.
6. In a pan heat oil and add the tempering ingredients ( Asafoetida, mustard seeds and curry leaves)
7. Tip in the stuffed brinjals. Reduce the flame and cover the pan.
8. Carefully turn them to cook evenly. Sprinkle a little water if needed.

Note: Cook all the time on very low flame for best results. If you are using baby brinjals you don't need any water as they cook fast.


22 comments:

  1. mouth watering dish. Love this spicy brinjal

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  2. Love the andhra food for it's spicy n tangy taste. Well made!!

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    1. Yes pari.. me too. I have grown up eating this spicy food

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  3. A very flavourful dish. Brinjals...are they those small eggplants?

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  4. Slurp, super like wat an irresistible brinjal curry.

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  5. My favorite gutti vankaya.. looks awesome!!

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  6. excellent piece of information, I had come to know about your website from my friend kavitha, pune,i have read atleast 8 posts of yours by now, and let me tell you, your site gives the best and the most interesting information. This is just the kind of information that i had been looking for, i'm already your rss reader now and i would regularly watch out for the new posts, once again hats off to you! Thanx a lot once again, Regards, gutti vankaya

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    1. Thank you for your kind words of appreciation Nasreen Basu :)

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  8. I have baby brinjals in my fridge so will try this awesome recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Nayna let me know how they turned out.. Make and enjoy

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