Gutti Vankaya Kura (Andhra Style Stuffed Eggplant Curry) | How to make Gutti Vankaya Kura (Andhra Style Stuffed Eggplant Curry)
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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.
Ingredients to make Gutti Vankaya Kura (Andhra Style Stuffed Eggplant Curry)
- Baby eggplants – 12 washed and dried
- pulp – 1 tbsp
- to taste
- Roasted – ½ cup
- – Äµ cup dry roasted
- seeds – ½ tsp
- seeds – 1 tbsp
- – 4
- stick – 1 ” piece
- Dry red chilies – 6
How to make Gutti Vankaya Kura (Andhra Style Stuffed Eggplant Curry)
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