Andhra Special - Gutti Vankaya (Spicy EggPlant Fry)

Hi Friends, today, i came with delicious and spicy Andhra Special dish. Gutti Vankaya, if properly prepared, tastes the best of all the curries. Here i would like to share my recipe :

Ingredients :
Chana dal  -  2 Tbsp
Red Chillies - 6 big
Urad dal  -  2 Tbsp
Corriander Seeds - 1 Tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 Tbsp
Tamarind -  lime size
Curry leaves -  few
Salt to taste.
Oil 4 Tbsp.

Procedure :
--> Cut each egg plant into 4 quadrants, keeping the heads of each egg plant;  Set them aside.
--> Take a pan with 2 Tbsp of oil and roast all the above ingredients in this order :
Chana dal, Urad dal, Red Chillies, Corriander Seeds, Cumins, Tamarind and Curry leaves, Salt.
--> Make sure not to burn the ingredients.
--> Let the roasted ingredients cool down and then blend into coarse powder.
--> Now, add very little amount of water to the above powder to make it to very thick paste. You should be able to hold it as a ball. That is the right consistency of water you should add.
--> Stuff the above paste into each of the cut eggplants.
Take a pan with 2 Tbsp of Oil and arrange stuffed eggplants into the pan, Sprinkle little salt on the eggplants, Close the lid and let it cook for atleast 20-25 mins on medium flame.

Finally, when all the eggplants become tender and cooked, add handful of Cilantro, cook for another 5 mins and serve hot with rice.

I roast couple of green chillies in the same pan at the end. Roasted green chillies with Eggplant tastes good together (only if you can handle spice).

1 comment:

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