Gutti vankaya/ Stuffed brinjal is a very popular dish hailing from Andhra Pradesh. This is made by stuffing brinjal/eggplant with spicy dal powder and cooked in oil without adding water which makes it stand out among other dishes. This can be used as side accompany or can be mixed in hot rice with ghee drizzled on it. So let’s get to the grinding and stuffing!
- Brinjal – 6 to 8 pcs
- Channa dal – 1 tbsp
- Urad dal – 1 tbsp
- Dried red chili – 4
- Cumin seeds/ jeera – ¼ tsp
- Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
- Sesame seeds – ½ tsp
- Salt – to taste
- Oil – 2 tbsp
How to make Gutti vankaya with step by step images
- In a pan dry roast chana dal, urad dal, dry red chili, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and sesame seeds in low flame until light golden and aromatic. When done roasting allow it to cool down and grind into fine powder adding salt in a blender.
- Wash and make a slit in brinjal/eggplant then make another slit parallel to it.
- Now stuff the the brinjal/eggplant with the ground powder. Heat oil in a pan/ kadai and add stuffed brinjal one by one. Cook them in oil without adding water in low to medium flame. Flip the brinjal gently when one side gets cooked ( flipping it often ll break the brinjal and the stuffing will come out). When both sides cook evenly put off the flame. Serve it with hot rice !