Thursday, February 5, 2009

Guttivankaya Koora (Stuffed Brinjal Curry)

"Aha emi ruchi..anara maimarachi... roju thinna mari..moje teranidi...
taaja kuralalo raaja evaranandi...inka cheppala vankayenandi..."

This above verse is from a telugu song in "Yegire pavurama" movie. The meaning of these words is that Brinjal is the king of vegetables and we never get vexed eating brinjal everyday. I am not sure if all of you agree with it.. but I would.. My husband & I love brinjal.. Even my brothers and sister love it.. My mom is a great cook, anything she cooks is yummy. One of her speciality is guttivankaya koora. She made it whenever guests were at our home. Here is the recipe with some modern improvisations.. :-)

brinjals - 1/2 kg
sesame seeds - 1/2 cup
kaju - 3 tsp
almonds - 1/2 cup
tamarind - 1 cup
red chilly powder - 2 tsp
onions - 1
roasted channa - 2 tbsp
garam masala - 1 tsp
coriander powder - 1 tsp
tomato - 1
oil - 2 tbsp
salt to taste

Grind kaju, almonds, til to a smooth powder)
Take pan, add some oil and fry the above paste
Deep fry the brinjals for 3-4 minutes. You will notice that the brinjals have been half cooked
Mix the powder to brinjals and keep it aside
Take pan, add 4 tsp. After oil is heated, add onions, tomatoes and fry for 2 minutes. Then add salt, chili powder, garam masala, coriander powder, tamarind paste and cook for few minutes
Then add the brinjals (mixed with powder) and cook for 5 min.
Garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy!!!


  1. Kavita - Nice name and nice articles.
    When I encountered the word unconditional, I wanted to tell u something. I have started to accept people as what they are unconditionally!
    So I'm a Philanthropist now! hehe!
    Keep blogging. I love your images on a black background.

  2. Thanks Sita for the kind words! Looking forward to your recipes too :-)

  3. today we cooked ur guttivankay curry its good akka.............