Monday, January 4, 2010

Vankaaya Ullipaya Kaaram / Stuffed Brinjal with Onion

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Stuffed brinjals are famous in Andhra Pradesh,we generally make different kind of stuffings for brinjal like ulli karam(Onion spice paste),kothimeera kaaram(coriander spice paste) and gutti vankaya(filled with spice powder mix).I learnt this stuffed brinjal from my MIL when she visited us last time.This is a very simple and tasty curry which can be prepared with easily available ingredients at home,and if you are a onion lover like me you are definitely going to love this.When I posted this recipe,many of you liked this stuffed brinjal more than the dal I posted(..ha..ha..) and have requested for the recipe,so here comes the recipe of this simple and yummy brinjal curry for you gals especially.

Ingredients:


6-8 small Brinjals

2 medium onions,roughly chopped
2 garlic pods(optional)
1 and 1/2 tsp red chilli powder(add according to your spice level)
1/2 tsp tamarind pulp
a pinch of turmeric
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
5-6 curry leaves
1 tsp chopped coriander
salt to taste

Method:
  • Wash and wipe brinjals and slit into 4 keeping the stem intact and immerse it in salted water.
  • Grind onion,red chilli powder,salt,tamarind pulp,turmeric and garlic pods to a coarse paste.
  • Heat 1tbsp oil in a kadai and add the ground paste and fry until the raw smell goes away(approximately 8-10 mins).Remove the paste and keep it aside.
  • In the same kadai heat 1 tbsp oil and drop the brinjals carefully in the oil and fry for 2 mins.Add little salt while cooking.
  • Cover it with a lid and pour some water into it and simmer the flame and let it cook for 8-10 mins until brinjals are tender and cooked.Switch off the flame and let them cool and stuff the brinjals with the fried onion mixture.
  • Heat a tsp of oil in the same kadai crackle mustard seeds and curry leaves and place the stuffed brinjals back in it and add remaining onion mixture to it and fry on medium high flame for 5-6 mins until it is evenly browned.
  • Garnish with coriander.
Serve it hot with hot rice and ghee or roti's.

Note:
1.You can follow the same process for making Tindora/Tendli ,Bitter gourd and Lady's finger.Cook the vegetables until they are tender based on the cooking time required for it and stuff it with the mixture.
2.The onion spice mixture can be used as a chutney for dosa,it tastes very nice when spread on the dosa.

44 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow...that's an truly flavourful and aromatic sounding recipe....going to try this soon...bookmarked....

Mansi said...

Wow, spicy and tangy Brinjals! Would love to try this.

Sushma Mallya said...

Very nice recipe for a stuffed brinjal....looks delicious and i love the way u present it and photos are as usual very nice too...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow - what a lovely click! Had a visual feast! Love eggplants in all forms...

Tina said...

Never tried this before..Looks delicious and yummyyyy.....

prasu said...

wow...........lovely eggplant karam dish dear.

Soma Pradhan said...

Looking very very yummy

sowmya.s said...

looks delicious..i love this...

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

My favorite vegetable, looks absolutely delicious.

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy brinjal...nice picture

Pari said...

Hi Prathibha, happy new year.
Love stuffed eggplant in anyform. Yours has just made me feel more hungry.
It seems you have become very busy, I do miss you at my blog. Whenever time permits keep visiting dear. Take care.

Pavithra said...

Looks sooooooooooo delicious.. We love it me too make same kind of stuffing and with bitterguard tastes excellent... looks soooooooooo delicious prathy

KavyaNaimish said...

Yummmmy

Parita said...

Love stuffed brinjal..wish you a very happy and prosperous new year!

rekhas kitchen said...

aaahhh one of my all time fav. side dish looks so tempting nice pic. too.........

Gulmohar said...

Beautiful My hubby's fav..I have bought some brinjal thinking to make a similar dish...:-)Happy New year Prathibha !!

Madhu said...

Stuffed Brinjals looks very tasty. Bit diff kind of stuffing than usual, can't wait to try it. Nice pics

Uma said...

ooh, looks sooo tempting!! Belated wishes for a happy new year 2010 to you and your family :)

chakhlere said...

WOw!! What a yummy dish...looks so yummmmmmmmmm!!! Just want to have it with hot hot rotis.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

that looks dam gud prathi..just bite into those well cooked roasted stuffed fleshy egg plants..mmmmmm

Priya said...

Mouthwatering stuffed brinjal, looks tempting!!

Cham said...

That is a tasty recipe!

Mangala Bhat said...

Yummy ..looks soo good !

Mangala Bhat said...

Happy New Year!

Padma said...

Looks very tempting Prathibha.

Kanchan said...

These are my favorites, I also add peanuts to it :)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

hai Prathy.....this looks awesome..., especially the first snap...im not a big fan of brinjal..but this snap is too tempting.. :)

Aps said...

Hey new here.... came thru lubna.... she even told me u stay in mumbai.... nd i m going to get settled there soon :).... Loved ur blog....dn stuffed brinjal luks yummmm

Priyameena said...

One of my Favorite dish!!Really makes me drooling!!

LG said...

stuffed badanekayi innu 2 recipes book mark agide idu 3rd one nodi. It looks tempting :)

koala said...

Wow, I've never heard of this dish. Your blog is great!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

wow,thats absolutely mouthwatering dear,i love this,very tempting :)

Asha said...

Give me Eggplant dishes anytime! Looks yum. Happy 2010 to you and family, Prathibha, enjoy! :)

Deepa G Joshi said...

excellent clicks..you make the brinjal look so tempting..

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n33ma said...

Lookd very delicious.We call this dish Yennaigai in Bangalore.Happy New Year

Faiza Ali said...

Mouthwatering recipe with awesome clicks.Happy new year to you, Prathibha.

Divya Vikram said...

Sounds like a delicious way to have brinjals. Looks spicy!!

Swathi said...

prathibha,

brinjal looks really great

Teja said...

hi Prathima, I tried the recipe and it came out very well. I added some dhaniya powder. My husband thinks it is the best brinjal curry he had ever eaten! Thanks for posting such a wonderful recipe.
Cheers,
Teja

jayasri said...

first time here, you have a very beautiful blog here, I have tried so many stuffed brinjal recipes this one is very simple and looks very yummy I have some round brinjals with me, I will try this one with it!!

Prathibha said...

Thank you all for loving this recipe..
Hi Teja,
I am glad that you n ur hubby liked the brinjal curry...

Jayasri,this is really simple one..give it a try..I m sure you will definitely love it

RV said...

Hi Prathibha,
I just bumped into your space from Lubna's blog...love the brinjal curry.. I think it has been raining Brinjal in most of our blogs including mine..:)) have bookmarked this recipe, will try it out soon..

SRKSHAZU said...

great collections buddy....
i really like it.....

SRKSHAZU said...

Nice collections buddy.
i really like it....
carry on..........

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