Gutti Vankaya Kura (Andhra Style Stuffed Eggplant Curry) | How to make Gutti Vankaya Kura (Andhra Style Stuffed Eggplant Curry)

By Pavani Nandula  |  24th Aug 2015  |  
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Gutti Vankaya Kura (Andhra Style Stuffed Eggplant Curry)by Pavani Nandula
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About Gutti Vankaya Kura (Andhra Style Stuffed Eggplant Curry) Recipe

Gutti Vankaya Kura did take some time to cook this beautiful dish, but I thought the end result was worth the effort. Gutti Vankaya Kura is an Andhra styled traditional vegetable curry. It is a Telangana specialty of making peanut stuffed eggplants cooked in a spicy gravy base. This dish can be made using small purple brinjals as well as small round green eggplants. Roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, coconut and onions are ground and stuffed in the eggplants and cooked on a low flame. Peanuts and sesame seeds lend that unique flavor and taste to the brinjal. Gutti Vankaya is a gravy based savory dish which is mostly served with white rice, roti and even biryani. The preparation of masala and stuffing the brinjals might take some time but the rest of the process is quite easy. These hot, slightly tangy and nutty tasting brinjals go great wit plain rice and ghee.

Gutti Vankaya Kura (Andhra Style Stuffed Eggplant Curry)

Ingredients to make Gutti Vankaya Kura (Andhra Style Stuffed Eggplant Curry)

  • Baby eggplants – 12 washed and dried
  • tamarind pulp – 1 tbsp
  • salt to taste
  • masala Ingredients:
  • Roasted peanuts – ½ cup
  • sesame seeds – ĵ cup dry roasted
  • cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • cloves – 4
  • cinnamon stick – 1 ” piece
  • Dry red chilies – 6

How to make Gutti Vankaya Kura (Andhra Style Stuffed Eggplant Curry)

  1. Make a “X” cut on the bottom of the eggplant, about 3/4th of the way up, make sure that the eggplant still holds together and does not break. Keep aside.
  2. Dry roast the masala ingredients and grind along with the tamarind pulp, salt and a few drops of water to form a smooth, thick paste.
  3. Gently open the eggplants and stuff the masala inside. Follow this process with all the eggplants.
  4. Set any remaining stuffing aside as this will be used to make the gravy for this dish.
  5. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a sauté pan; arrange the stuffed eggplants in the pan.
  6. Cook with the lid covered on medium low heat until the eggplants are ¾th cooked.
  7. Pour ½ cup of water to the left over masala and pour it into the pan, cover and cook until the sauce is bubbly and the eggplants are thoroughly cooked.
  8. Check the seasonings and serve warm with rice.

Eggplants are native to the Indian subcontinent and the Andhra Style Stuffed Eggplant Curry recipe by Pavani Nandula displays these wonderful purple fruits in all their glory.

The step-by-step procedure given to make the Andhra Style Stuffed Eggplant Curry can serve 4 people and can be prepared within 20minutes. Eggplants belong to the family of nightshade plants that are usually harvested from the vines of a plant that grows several feet high. Despite being a fruit, eggplant is often referred to as the “King Of Vegetables” due to the many health benefits associated with its consumption. Rich in fibre, eggplants keep you full for longer and help in weight management. Nasunin, an anthocyanin phytonutrient that is found in the skin of the eggplant, is a potent antioxidant that has been shown to protect brain cell membranes from damage. The anthocyanin has also been proven to aid the movement of nutrients into the body and the movement of waste outside the body. By helping to prevent neuro-inflammation and facilitating blood flow to the brain, nasunin could also help improve memory and prevent age-related disorders.

The eggplant also contains a chlorogenic acid that helps to significantly lower weight and blood cholesterol levels. The polyphenols that are present in the eggplant have been proven to have anti-cancer effects that prevent tumor growth and the invasion and spread of cancer cells. Furthermore, the antioxidants present in this fruit help in boosting immunity as these antioxidants are the best lines of defense that our body has against a myriad of diseases and conditions. To get the most out of the Andhra Style Stuffed Eggplant Curry, choose those eggplants that are firm and somewhat heavy for their size. The skin of the eggplant should be smooth and glossy with an intense purple hue. Don’t use those eggplants that have a withered, bruised or discolored appearance to make the Andhra Style Stuffed Curry at home.


The masala filling that is stuffed inside the eggplants in this recipe consists of various nuts, spices and seeds such as peanuts, cinnamon and sesame seeds. The delicious masala stuffing in this curry makes it a perfect dish to have with some rice and ghee, which makes it a lovely dish that can be eaten for both lunch and dinner. The ingredients used for the Andhra Style Stuffed Eggplant Curry are easily available, making this dish a powerhouse of nutrients and proteins. So if you are looking for a nutritious and tasty dish to make, try making the Andhra Style Stuffed Eggplant Curry at home today

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Reviews for Gutti Vankaya Kura (Andhra Style Stuffed Eggplant Curry) (7)

usha pandey7 months ago

I tried it yesterday and the stuffing made from a mix of desiccated coconut, peanuts and spices was just awesome. My family loved this dish. Especially my mom. Thanks Pavani Nandula for sharing this recipe.
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huda khan7 months ago

The spicy peanut based stuffing gravy give an amazing taste to this. Thanks for sharing this recipe of Gutti vankaya kura in step by step manner. This recipe makes it easy for me to cook. It's taste is really amazing and my guests loved this dish.
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sonal parashar7 months ago

Woww. This is my favorite dish of South Indian cuisine. I love the flavor of tamarind. And the flavorful aromatic Indian spices make this this dish more exciting.Gutti vankaya kura goes well with white rice and roti.
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uma gupta7 months ago

This popular dish of Andhra Pradesh is really awesome. I tried this and it's tasted so yummy. The flavorful ingredients gave an exotic taste to this dish. I just loved this Gutti vankya kura and want to make it again.
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Shashi Bhargava7 months ago

I tried this Gutti Vankya Kura at home. It was deliciously amazing. The flavor of roasted peanuts and sesame seeds made the dish more tasty. Brinjal has a mild taste that makes it well-suited with strong flavored masala. My family really liked it.
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sneha ram10 months ago

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Shipra Saxena2 years ago

Great recipe :D Also will this dish taste good only with baby eggplants or big sized ones will also do?
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