Gutti Vankaya Kura ~ Andhra Style Stuffed Brinjals

Spicy ground Indian masala is stuffed inside brinjals and slow cooked.

This is an ultimate Andhra style brinjal / eggplant recipe. They use to prepare many variety of stuffed curry, so called Gutti Kura. They even recognized as spicy eaters / lovers as they include high level of spice in their food. This gutti vankaya kura is loaded with full of flavours and spices that are freshly ground by roasting all the ingredients. It is then stuffed inside brinjals and slow cooked with appetizing flavours, which one can feel while cooking this recipe. And check out other Brinjals recipe.

The original recipe I adapted from Indian Cuisine  by Hari Chandana - a wonderful food blog writer. I altered her original procedure with few ingredients added to make it suit for my taste. Here goes the recipe :

Preparation & Cooking Time : 45 minutes
Yield : 2-3 servings


Baby Brinjals - 10 no.
Onion - 1 large, chopped
Garlic - 4, finely chopped
Dry Coconut - 3-4 tbsp, grated
Cloves - 2 no.
Cinnamon Stick - 1/2" stick
Urad Dal - 3/4 th tbsp
Channa dal - 1 tbsp
Thick tamarind extract - 1tbsp
Dried Red Chilli - 6 to 8(adjust spice level)
Coriander Seeds-1 tsp
Sugar a pinch
Coriander Leaves
Salt To Taste
Oil - 2 tbsp


1. Heat a fry pan. Dry roast the urad dal, chana dal, corianderseeds, cinnamon, cloves and red chillies, until aromatic. Keep aside to cool.

2. Grind together the dry coconut, roasted ingredients, sugar  and required salt into a coarse powder. Transfer to a bowl.

3. Mean while in the same pan add some tsp of oil. Once it heats up add the chopped onion and garlic, saute till onions are translucent (add a pinch of salt to cook onion faster)Pour in the ground mixture, tamarind extract and stir to mix well. Remove from fire and set aside to cool.  

4. Now wash and  discard the crowns of the brinjals, then slit each of the brinjal twice in right angles keeping one end intact to avoid it falling apart while stuffing the masala. Place the masala inside each brinjals without breaking the edges. 


5. Now heat oil in a wok / kadai, carefully drop the stuffed  brinjals and leftover masala. Pour around 1 1/2  -  2 cups of water to cook the brinjals. Cook it over low flame for about 15 - 20 minutes or until done with soft and tender (check with fork). Add more water, if needed. Finally garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

6. Dish out and serve with rice, dollop of ghee.


  • You can simply make use freshly scrapped coconut, instead of dry coconut.
  • Avoid onion and garlic addition, if you don't like the taste of it.
  • Brinjals might take longer time to get cook inside well, as it is cooked as a whole. So check before you dish out.
  • Add water as required to cook brinjals completely, without sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Related Posts:

Stuffed Tindora Curry
Stuffed Brinjal and Aloo
Exotic Baby Vegetables
Mixed Veg Stuffed Paratha

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Unknown said...

looks yum. perfectly prepared

very authentic one... looks so great n appealing...

looks great my fav..

meena said...

perfectly made stuffed brinjal,love to have them.

Picture itself makes me drool, prefectly prepared droolworthy vankaya kura.

Tempting and yummy Vankaya kura looks delicious. Awesome clicks.

So tempting and delicious! I have never had those baby eggplants. So adorable.

Unknown said...

Wow very pleasing and appealing recipe.

Unknown said...

wow this looks so superb, one veg I never get bored off. Would love to try this recipe sometime

looks nice perfect for curd rice

divya said...

wow looks fab tempting

Shobha said...

I love gutti vankaya..

Unknown said...

OMg am drooling the cute babies..perfect colour n texture..thanks a ton for this visual treat

Unknown said...

n am almost licking the screen u knw :P

Unknown said...

Oh dear Come here to sg my place, I will make a real feast to lick...

Wowwwww.. Looks super perfect and tempting.. YUMMY !!
Thank you so much dear :D

Unknown said...

Its so pleasure to have u here Hari ...Thanks dear

Preety said...

absolutely delicious..

Shanthi said...

looking yummy..lovely pictures...

i love all stuffed vegetables. this one go to my list.

Shanthi said...

I love eggplant dishes. This looks so good. Perfect for Sambar or Rasam rice.

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