Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Gutti Vonkaya Kura (Stuffed Brinjals Gravy - Andhra Style)

Hi Friends!! 

My next recipe is a Andhra speciality dish... it is much spicy compared to earlier dishes that I have prepared.

Gutti Vonkaya Kura is an authentic Andhra Recipe made with small Brinjals stuffed and cooked with some spices. Any way I got this recipe from a magazine... I also checked with one of my friends who is a Telugu.. I thought let me try this out too... :)

Vonkaya curry final
Brinjal sliced


  • Brinjal- 6 nos (sliced vertically till half)
  • Oil - To fry the brinjals, 4-5 tsbsp for gravy
  • Onion - 1 no
  • Fried Brinjals
  • Tomato-1 no

  • Cinnamon - 1 stalk
  • Cloves - 8nos
  • Cardamoms - 5 nos
  • Green chillies - 3 nos, chopped
  • Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • CuminPowder - 1 tsp
  • Chilly powder - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves -10-12 nos
  • Coriander powder - 3 tsp
  • Coconut paste - 1 cup
  • Tamarind - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves to garnish
  • Salt to taste


1. Take a pan and deep fry the brinjals. Keep aside.

2. Chop the onions and tomatoes and keep aside.

3. Grind the coconut into a paste and keep it aside

after putting coconut gravy

4. Take a pan and pour 4-5 tablespoons of oil. Add Cardamoms, Cloves and Cinnamons and sauté.

5. Then add the green chillies, Cumin, Mustard seeds and garlic.  Once  the Garlic becomes brownish, add the chopped onions.

6. Add the curry leaves and turmeric powder. Mix and saute these for some time.

6. Add the tomatoes and let it to sauté for some time.
boiling gravy

7. Add the red chilly powder, Coriander powder, and cumin powder.

8. Add the coconut paste and put  salt and mix it well.

9. Once the masala gets cooked and reaches a slightly dry consistency add some tamarind extract.

Add the brinjal in the gravy
10. Check for the amount of water in the gravy. If required you can add some more water for consistency.

11. Now add the fried brinjals into the gravy. Allow it to simmer for 5 minutes till the gravy becomes a bit think and consistent.

Garnish with coriander leaves… Gutti Vonkaya Kura is ready!!

It will good to serve with rice. Around 4 members in a family can be served...

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