Tuesday, 25 October 2016

bharwa baingan masala with gravy, stuffed brinjal curry with coconut - gutti vankaya karam kura

Bharwa Baingan Masala with gravy or Stuffed Brinjal Curry with coconut is a popular recipe in Andhra where we call it as Gutti Vankaya karam kura and bharwa baingan in hindi. Gutti Vankaya means Brinjal stuffing which can be made with many varieties like Peanut powder, sesame powder, dry coconut powder,roasted gram dal, Cashew Masala. This particular recipe has freshly grated coconut as its main stuffing ingredient.

bharwa baingan masala - bharwa baingan with gravy

Steamed Rice, Sambar and vankaya karam tastes mind blowing.

You just can't stop licking your fingers while eating this combo. Round, small and young brinjals are specially chosen to make this Masala Vankaya recipe.

Ingredients for Bharwa Baingan Masala - Vankaya karam

1. Brinjal - 250 gms (Choose small brinjals for stuffing)
2. Freshly diced coconut pieces - 1 n 1/2 cup
3. Green Chillies - 4
4. Onion - 1
5. Curry Leaves - 2 sprigs
6. Coriander Leaves - 3 to 4 sprigs
7. Garlic - 5 to 6
8. Tamarind - 1 gooseberry sized
9. Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
10. Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
11. Hing - 1/2 tsp
12. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
13. Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsps
14. Salt - To taste
15. Sugar - 2 tsps (Optional)
16. Oil - 4 to 5 tbsps
17. Water - 1/2 cup

Other Masala recipes:

Mushroom Matar Masala 

Tomato Egg Masala 

Gutti Vankaya karam kura



How to make bharwa baingan masala - Stuffed Brinjal Curry with coconut

1. Wash and cut brinjals making a plus shaped mark on them and soak in water
2. In a mixer, add fresh coconut pieces, green chillies, onion pieces, tamarind,
garlic and spices salt and red chilli powder as needed for this and grind to a fine

stuffed brinjals with coconut masala

3. Stuff this paste in the cut brinjals and keep remaining paste aside.
4. Heat a pan and add oil, when oil is hot, add mustard and cumin seeds.
5. When they splutter, drop stuffed brinjals in the pan.
6. Also add curry leaves, hing and turmeric powder.
7. Cover the pan with a plate and pour some water in the plate
8. You can hear sssshhhhh sound while brinjals are getting cooked
9. This sound is only because of the plate containg water
10. By doing this, moisture gets generated inside the pan and with that moisture brinjals get cooked nicely
11. Keep stirring in between till brinjals become soft and properly cooked from inside
12. Now add remaining paste on the brinjals, add little water and salt, red chilli powder, and sugar as needed for the water

13. Cover and cook till raw smell of coconut leaves and till oil floats on top of the gravy
14. Bharwa Baingan masala with gravy aka Stuffed Brinjals curry with freshly grated Coconut is ready, garnish with coriander leaves and serve with steamed rice or Roti.

brinjal curry with coconut