Monday, February 11, 2008

Guthi Vankaya Kura / Stuffed Brinjal

Learnt From: Indira's --- Mahanandi


Brinjals --- 6-8
Peanuts --- 1 Rice-Cooker Cup (160 ml)
Sesame seeds --- ½ Rice-Cooker Cup (80 ml)
Dry Red Chilies --- 15 medium size
Channa dal --- 3 tblsn
Urad dal --- 3 tblsn
Coriander Powder --- 3 tblsn
Cumin Powder --- 1 tblsn
Tamarind Paste --- 3 tsp
Salt --- 1 tsp


Dry roast peanuts. Let them cool. Remove the skin of the roasted peanuts. Keep them aside.

Dry roast sesame seeds. Keep them aside.

Heat a tblsn of oil in a pan. Add 15 medium sized dry red chilies, 3 tblsn of channa dal, 3 tblsn of urad dal, 3 tblsn of coriander powder & 1 tblsn of cumin powder. Fry them. Keep aside.

In a bowl… add 3 tblsn of tamarind paste. Mix it with ½ cup of water. Keep aside.

Don’t wet the blender. When it is dry add all the fried items…(roasted peanuts, roasted sesame seeds, fried red chilies, channa dal, urad dal, coriander seeds, cumin seeds) and grind them to a fine powder. Add tamarind juice from which you have made already and 1 tsp of salt to the blender and grind them to a tight paste. Don’t add water to it.

Now clean the brinjals with water. Cut the stems of brinjals. On the opposite of the stems slit the brinjal till 3/4th and one more slit as same as above like plus (+) shape. There should be a joint in the bottom of the brinjal.

In the plus slit of the brinjal fill the paste tightly to it.

(still you have ¾th to ½ of the paste.) Take 2 – 2 ½ cups of water. Add water little by little to the remaining paste and mix without any lumps. Add a pinch of turmeric powder. Adjust it with salt, red chilly powder & tamarind paste. Mix loosely like a gravy. Keep it aside.

Turn the heat to Medium-High. In a pressure cooker … add a tblsn of oil and heat it. Add and toast mustard seeds and cumin seeds.

Add the gravy which u kept aside. Keep the stuffing brijals in this gravy. Turn the flame to medium-low and keep it for 1 whistle.

Immediately turn off the flame and slowly remove the whistle and then lid.

Transfer them to a serving bowl.

Gently serve the brinjals with a ladle. Have it along with rice.


  1. I read this article

  2. i did not try it but looks great.Thank u.

  3. wow thats nice and today i am going to try this

  4. awesome! great taste..

  5. Hi sailaja...I tried this recipe...
    The masala inside the brinjals din't get cooked...Can u please tell me where I went wrong..
    All ur recipes are good...Thank U..!!

  6. Hi,

    The gravy should be thin and it should cover the brinjals fully. This helps in cooking the inside stuff of the brinjals nicely. Check this out when you make for the next time.

  7. Thank you for the reply..!!

  8. Hi if u add ginger garlic paste it will be very tasty..nice recipe...u r recipes r amazing ,i tried rava laddu its very tasty..thanks for the dishes..take care


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