Gutthi vankaya

Ingredients:

6 long tender egg plants
1/2 packet garlic chutney karam
Onions 2 to 3 big
Salt, turmeric, oil
Dry Coriander powder 3 to 4 tea spoons (dhania powder)
Little urud dal, cumin , mustard, curry leaves for seasoning, sliced soaked almond pieces

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Cut each eggplant into 4 to 5 pieces each piece is about an inch to inch and half and cut each piece horizontally and vertically (little cut) at one side or both sides which could be used to stuff the onion karam.

Cut all the onions into very small pieces and add the garlic chutney powder, turmeric, coriander powder, little salt and 3 to t table spoons of oil and mix them thoroughly with a spoon. The whole mixture should have little moisturized texture. Stuff little bit of that mixture into each piece. Put some oil into a pan, add some turmeric powder and add these pieces and cook them for a while, once they get little cooked, add any of the spice mixture leftover to it and cook for some more time. since the eggplants are very tender, do not cook them for long time, only until the egg plant becomes little softer and just watch it carefully not to burnt the onions in the process. Add enough oil so that everything gets cooked well. Sauté some urud dal and other seasonings separately and add it the curry almost at the end so that they would be little crispier. Garnish with coriander leaves and sliced almond pieces.

Stuffed Kakarakaya curry

When I had a get together for the Satyanarayana Pooja at my place last month, I have decided to cook everything at home and very traditional South Indian. My sister cooked stuufed kakarakaya and Gutthi vankaya koora, both are instant winners and I have few requests for the recipes of these two.

Here we go ….

Ingredients:

6 karela (cut them into halves)
1/2 cup garlic chutney karam (available in Indian grocery stores, I guess it is Swad company)
Onions 3 big
Red mirchi about 6
Salt, turmeric, oil
Little urud dal for seasoning, turmeric powder

imageCut the karela into halves and make a small dent in the middle of each piece which could be used to stuff the onion karam later and boil them in water with some salt added to it. Make sure to add salt for the karela pieces to absorb salt. Boil them until the green color of the karela turns into little dark color. Drain all the water and leave the pieces for a while until they become dry.
Grind the garlic chutney powder, one to one and half onions (cut into pieces) and red mirchi and little salt into a paste and stuff little bit of it into each piece. Put some oil into a pan, add some turmeric powder and add these karela pieces and cook them for a while, once they get little cooked, add any of the onion garlic paste leftover to it and cook for some more time. Make small pieces of the rest of the onions and spread them over the curry and cook everything for some more time. Add enough oil so that everything gets cooked well. Sauté some urud dal separately and add it the curry almost at the end so that they would be little crispier.

recipe credits to my sister, Geetha