Gutti Vankaya,aha lovely and delicious dish,it is made in many varieties in different parts of
andhra,a famous dish in many of the occasions.Me my hubby are a big fan of brinjal and I love finding and trying more dishes with brinjal.This is the second varitiey of Gutthi Vankaya in my blog.Click here to view other version of it.
Brinjals:12 no(small size Indian Eggplants,wash and pat dry the brinjal,cut the brinjals into X mark with the stem intact)
Onion:1 big(finely chopped)
Ginger Garlic Paste:1.5 spn
Green Chillies:5 no(slit the chillies in the middle)Turmeric Powder:1/2 spn
Salt:To TasteChilli Powder:To Taste
Ground to Coarse Powder:
Dry Coconut:1/2 cup
Coriander Seeds:1 spn
Seaseme Seeds:1 spn
1.Dry roast the Ingredients listed under Ground to Coarse Powder till they turn light gold color,now allow them to cool,take them to a blender and make coarse powder and put aside.
2.In a wok add oil,when hot add the finely chopped onions,when they turn sot now add the slit green chillies,ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw flavor is removed.At this time sprinle little salt,turmeric powder and mix well.
3.Now add the cut brinjal toss them well so that the brinjals are well coated with oil,cover with a lid and cook them on medium flame for 4-5 mins,now turn the brinjals to the other side and cover again and continue cooking it for another 3-4 mins.
4.Sprinkle1/4 cup of water and cook it open without a lid so that they get fried,make sure that all sides of the brinjal is fried,now add the ground coconut powder and mix well.Sprinkle some water if the dish is too dry else the curry would burn.Add Chilli powder and check for the seasonings and adjust if needed.
5.Fry the brinjals till the oil oozes out from the masala,now the yummy yummy Gutthi Vankaya is ready to serve.
Turn off the flame and serve it hot with White rice or Coconut rice.I served it with coconut rice,its my favourite combination.
I made this Gutthi Vankaya,coconut rice and Tapioca Soup for lunch the other day and served them in my new dinner set and arranged it on the table by the time my hubby is back home for lunch.He was surprised seeing and asked me "What is today's date??" he was just wondering if he forgot any special occasion.My answer is Just a lovely Smile :)