Friday, December 11, 2009

Stuffed Brinjal Curry

This is an Andra's popular dish and its called "Gutti Vankaya Currry" and every one seems have their own version for this recipe. Each of my friends use different ingredients for the same recipe, I dunno which of it is the traditional, any way what every one do in common is grind all the ingredients and stuff to the brinjal..ha ha. I follow the way we used to cook this dish for many years at home and I am sticking to it and every one loves that way, may be some day I might also try my other friend’s version too. Whenever I see the small brinjal in the Indian store, I make sure to get as I love this stuffed brinjal a lot, for past one month I couldn’t go to Indian store, my hubby who goes never brings this small brinjal, he gets only the big one and this time I was very specific to get the small one and as he did, here I am with the recipe of my favorite dish.

Ingredients
Small Brinjal - 8
Sesame Seeds - 2 tsp
Onion - half of one full onion , chopped
Tomato - 1 medium chopped
Cinnamon - 1/2" stick
Garlic - 4 cloves
Coconut - 2tsp
Whole red chili - 3
Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind Paste - 3/4 tsp ( I used the tamarind concentrate)
Jaggery - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - 5
Oil - 3 tsp
Salt to taste

Method
Dry roast the sesame seeds until it turn golden color and set aside. Fry onion, garlic, red chili, cinnamon, tomato and coconut in a pan with 1tsp of oil until onion and tomato become soft. Grind this along with sesame seeds, and other ingredients other than oil to a smooth paste.
Cut the stem of the all the brinjal and retain the crown, make a '+' cut on the other end of brinjal and dont make it into two halves just a slit is fine. Stuff the grinded masala into the each brinjals.
Heat oil in a skillet and place the brinjal in the skillet and cook until you see wrinkles on them. Now pour the remaining masalas and cook covered until the gravy thickens. Serve hot with rice and Enjoy!!!!

9 comments:

  1. Stuffed baigan curry.....is very tasty & filling.... My hubby's favorite....

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  2. Stuffed brinjal curry , my favourite dish...

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  3. lovely and tempting stuffed brinjals and my all time favourite.

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  4. sounds interesting, dear!...must try this!

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  5. My favourite .But your recipe is a bit different. Will try your version.
    http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  6. One of the authentic Indian dishes I often make. Nice recipe.

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  7. Seems good. I'l give it a try. Have a look at my new blog

    http://snehiti.blogspot.com

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  8. Sounds interesting...will try and let u know :).

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