May 13, 2009

Gutti Vankaya -1

Gutti Vankaya or Stuffed Eggplant is very famous Andhra recipe....And has unique flavour that makes Eggplant the king of Vegetables. There are lot of variations in preparing the stuffing. Here i am staring with Koora kaaram( mixture of lentils and red chilli)


Baby Eggplant
Oil - 2 or 3 tbsp

For stuffing:

Chana Dal - 2 tbsp
Urad dal - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1
Methi seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
Tamarind - Small lemon size
Red Chilli Whole - 10-15 number


Wash and wipe the Eggplant, and set aside.

Take a pan and dry roast red chilli till they turn little brown and set aside.

Dry roast Mustard seeds till you get nice aroma and set aside.

Add few drops of oil and add Corinader seeds and fry till they turn little brown

Now add 1 tsp of oil,add chana dal , urad dal and methi seeds, fry till they turn into little brown.

Finally add chopped coriander leaves and fry for 2 min, then add hing and let it cool down to room temperature, and then put them in a blender, add tamarind, salt and make into a coarse powder.

Make slits to eggplant in + shape with out cutting stem and stuff this mixture.

Take a wide pan, add 1 tbsp of oil and arrange the stuffed eggplants and cook for 5 min on high flame. In the middle using a fork turn them to the other side carefully.

Now turn the flame to medium and cover with lid and cook for 10 min.

By this time egg-plants will be little soft. Remove the lid, and Use fork to turn them to other side , sprinkle little oil (if required) , salt and roast them nicely on slow flame for almost 30 min.

Now finally sprinkle little more powder over top of the egg plants and coo for another 2 min and switch off the stove.

Serve with Hot Rice.


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