Saturday, September 2

Stuffed Brinjal Curry

Many of you would know this famous dish from Andhra and I learnt it from one of my Telugu friends, a couple of years ago. She had made it for a party and I loved it so much that I asked her the recipe at once, and tried it the very next week. It was a big hit in our family and its now my husband’s favourite. Even though this recipe has been blogged by many others, I would like to add mine too.Try it out and let me know about it.




Ingredients

Violet brinjals-10 (choose fresh and small ones)
Tomatoes-2 finely chopped
Onions-3 finely chopped
Chilli powder- 1 tsp
Green chilli- 1 chopped finely
Oil- 6 tsp
Mustard seeds- ¼ tsp
Jeera- ¼ tsp
Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
Coriander leaves- finely chopped 2 tsp

To grind

Peanuts-6 tsp dry roasted
Sesame seeds-6 tsp dry roasted
Coconut grated- 2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp
Garam masala- 1tsp
Salt to taste


Method

Wash the brinjals , do not remove the stem , and slit them vertically and horizontally like a plus sign(starting from the opposite end of the stem) without breaking them into halves.


Grind the ingredients to a fine paste. Acc to my friend's recipe the ingredients must be powdered. But as I did not have a good mixie with me when I first tried this ,I had to grind them to a paste. It turned out well and so I always try it out this way. If u want ,u can try it out in powdered form. Stuff the paste into the brinjal slits.


Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and jeera. When the mustard pops add the onions and green chillies. Saute for some time and then add the brinjals and the remaining paste. Fry for some time and add the chopped tomatoes ,turmeric powder, chilli powder,salt and ½ cup of water. Close with a lid , simmer the flame and keep stirring every 5 minutes, gently without smashing the brinjals.


This takes a long time ( almost 30 to 40 minutes) to cook. Remove from heat when brinjals are tender and when oil floats on top. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rice.

27 comments:

LERA said...

prema, it's yummmmmm....Brinjal Curry, looks delicious,plan to try this next week...Thanks for sharing this recipe..:)

Menu Today said...

Hi Prema,
Brinjal Curry looks delicious....Thanks for sharing.

Foodie's Hope said...

Looks delicious , Prema! It is like salan , isn't it? I will try this. I have one in my blog but with some difference in spices. Thanks Prema!

sailu said...

Prema,
One of jewels of Andhra cuisine, gutti vankaya kura has so many variations in its stuffings and each is unique and delicious.
Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous..good post, Prema.

Prema Sundar said...

Lera,
Thanks and let me know when u try this.
Thanks Menutoday..
Foodie's hope,
I read ur salan ... It is with diffeent spices as u said.thanks for dropping by .
Sailu,
yes sailu it sure is one of the jewels of Andhra cuisine.Thanks sailu for ur kind comment.

Revathi said...

Prema curry looks yummy. great post !!

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I had bookmarked your kurma recipe but Im unablr to load that page now.I think there is an error.All other recipes except this one seem to be available.Can you please look into it? Thanks

Vijay said...

Hi Prema,

This is somewhat similar to Famous North Karnataka Dish (Yenne Badanekai/Yanagai), meaning Stuffed Brinjal. They will eat this with Jawar Roti.

Rekha said...

prema...i tried this one!!!!! n it was delicious...with akki roti...keep posting such nice recipes....

Tina said...

Hey Prema,
It's Tina again. My husband and I don't like brinjal much but I had to make some curry for our visiting guest and we had turai (ridge gourd) at home. So my husband suggested using your brinjal recipe and substituting turai instead, and it turned out absolutely delicious!

Sathyan said...

hey prema, you rock girl! I tried this recipe just now and it's delicious. Will be posting the pic on my blog with a link to your's for the recipe. Thanks.

saakshi said...

Sorry girl, i left a comment earlier without realizing that my hubby sathyan had logged onto Google. You must have been wondering who that is....well, your kaju katli is my next recipe to try, have all the ingredients ready, might make it tomorrow, will let you know how it turned out. Thanks once again. Keep up the good work!

anu said...

hi prema,

i tried this stuffed brinjal curry.
its very delicious. my hubby won't like brinjal at all. after eating this dish he started to like brinjal. thnaks for ur delicious dish :)

visu said...

hi prema,
i tried ur recipe in the last weekend for a get together party...it came out so well that everybody ver asking for the recipe....thanks for ur recipe

Poornima Nair said...

Hi Prema...Thanks for this great recipe...We had this curry a few times at our Telugu friends' place and my hubby loved it, so i was looking for a recipe...I tried yours today and it was delicious and so simple to make...

Vidya said...

Oh My God! you can release a book with all these recipes.. Wonderful! great job!

Casuarina said...
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Casuarina said...

Thanks awfully for the recipe....we were looking for this dish which my Mother-In-Law makes an amazing thing of but searched numerous websites before we finally found it on yours...my husband and I want to send a HUGE thank u your way !!!

vidya said...

HI Prema.

This is Vidya. Thanks for the recipe. I tried at home and it turned out to be extremely delicious. Great recipe.

Raji said...

I like the pic where you hold the brinjal..Could not see your blackened ring though ;-)

What is this Prema everywhere?
Is it jatax prams..or someone else posting?


Raji

Aarti said...

Hey prema,
Just happened to see this post while i was searching for stuffed brinjal. Tried it and it turned out as delicious as it looks in the snap..:)
The next time i tried it, i used a pressure pan to cook and the cooking time of 40 mins was reduced to 5 mins! yes, it works out well. Just rem to put more water...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful reciepe...

kalpana manickavasagam said...

hi prema

i just tried this recipe today
and it was so delicious.thx for sharing it

Jaya said...

Hey prema..I tried ur recipe today of brinjal curry and I did not have easy acess to coconut n sesame seeds so I made it without these 2 ingridents and yet it turned out yummy..thanx a lot for sharing it with us..looking fwd for more yummy recipes from you
Jaya

annie said...

Hi Prema!
gorgeous recipe... i usually cook using the recipes online, and i m voting urs as the best :)
all at home liked it...
thanx a ton to u :)
hope to see more of ur recipes...
tc...

visu said...

hi prema, i tried your recipe...it came out very well ..i made this curry for a get together and it was a hit..thanks for sharing this recipe

Kamya said...

Hi prema , i tried your recipe and it came out really well , thanks for such nice and different recipes ,, keep posting !!!

chaithra said...

hi prema..i tried this last week..must say awesome taste it was..my parents liked it a lot..so i m doing it again..thanks a lot for such a good recipie