Stuffed Brinjal Curry (बैगन की सब्जी) – How To Make Dry Baingan – Andhra Style – Gutti Vankaya Fry

Ingredients –

  • Brinjal (Baingan) / Eggplant – 4 medium size
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil / Mustard oil – 2 tbsp.
  • Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp.
  • Whole roasted coriander seeds – 1 tbsp.
  • Whole cumin seeds – 1 tbsp.
  • A pinch of Turmeric powder
  • Roasted Peanuts (roasted and remove the skin) – 2 tbsp.
  • Lemon juice or tamarind – 1 tbsp.
  • Dry / Fresh coconut – 1 tbsp.
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig (optional )
  • Chopped tomatoes – 1 cup
  • Chopped finely onions – 1 cup
  • Whole Kashmiri Red chili (as per your taste)
  • Finely chopped Coriander leaves
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 inch
  • Green cardamom – 2
  • A pinch of asafetida

Method –

  1. Heat a pan on low heat.
  2. Roast dry coconut until slightly golden.
  3. Keep stirring time to time.
  4. Add whole cumin seeds, sesame seeds and sauté it.
  5. Cook  for 2 minutes then let it cool down.
  6. Later transfer it into the blender along with roasted cumin seeds and roasted coriander seeds.
  7. Make a fine powder.
  8. Stuffing powder is ready.
  9. Add lemon juice and salt to taste into the stuffing powder.
  10. Keep it aside.
  11. Slit cut the brinjals halfway into four.
  12. Stuff the brinjals with the ground stuffing powder.
  13. Heat  mustard oil into the other pan on medium heat.
  14. Add chopped onions, cook till they turns soft and tender.
  15. Add curry leaves (optional).
  16. Add chopped tomatoes, cinnamon stick, salt to taste, turmeric powder, green cardamom and  garam masala.
  17. Mix well, cover and cook for till tomatoes turn mushy.
  18. Add a  pinch of asafetida and mix.
  19. Now Place the stuffed brinjal into the pan..
  20. Add the remaining ground paste to it and cook covered in low heat .
  21. After few minutes turn the brinjals carefully and cook again on low or medium heat until brinjals are soft.
  22. Once the curry is ready, transfer it to a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.
  23. This delicious main dish recipe goes well with roti and steamed rice.

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