Gutti Vankaya curry (Masala Bengan, Hyderabadi style)

Its been almost a month hello foodies, I'm back from a long break!! I told u already about my short trip to India!! In this trip I have learned many recipes from my mom!! But before going to the recipes topic let me tell U about my trip!!

My biggest satisfaction is that I saw my parents n bro in real(Yup!! its true every time I see them on skype I feel like touching them to feel their presence)!! I was always holding my mothers hand saying that I will not be able to touch you when I go back again, let me feel your presence. Most sad moment was then when my parents busted in tears when I was about to leave. I can't stop tears in my eyes even now while I am writing this, I can still remember their sad faces.

 I was alone, because it was only me who visited India, my hubby was stuck with some work so he could not accompany me for this trip. It is really difficult for me alone to get into the flight, my steps towards the counter made me to feel like I am stepping into a deep dark hole right infront of me. Every step was painful. But I am taking all the memories of joy and happiness with me, where I spend with my parents.

I would have enjoyed my trip more if the climate was good, as the hot summer was flooding in!!! My sincere suggestion is never visit India during the month of May where the Sun leaves the sky and romes with u on Earth!! But the good news is I have successfully compleated my thesis defence in India which I left back in India because of my marriage.

Anyways I had a good trip because I enjoyed my mothers food everyday. My mom used to feed me like she used to do when I was a kid. I really enjoy the extra care after marriage, I know my bro is little jealous of the extra care towards me but who cares (hehehe!!!). I successfully compleated my thesis and done with my defense. So, friends I am graduated now with M.Tech degree!!!!(Cheers!!!). Finally I accomplised my goal and all this is because of my father and bro, because they are the one who supported me till the end!!!! Love you mom, dad and bro...MISS U A LOT!!!

Now, coming to the recipe. This curry was prepared by my mom for me :D

10 tiny eggplants/ Brinjal (Vankaya)
For masala:
3 small onions finely chopped
1tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
2tbsp coconut powder
1tbsp coriander powder
1/2tsbp cumin powder
1/2 lemon size tamarind soaked in water
pinch of fenugreek seed powder (Methi seed powder)
salt to taste
1/4 tbsp turmeric
4 tsp oil
2 tsp Coriander leaves finely chopped
1 cup water

  • Wash the eggplants, dry it and make a slit through the middle of the eggplants in plus shape. Keep them in the salt water so that it will not change its colour.
  • Masala:Take onions, add red chilli powder, garam masala powder,salt to taste, roasted peanut powder and mix it well. Add 2 to 3 tsp of water in this mixture just to bind oil spices together.
  • Now stuff the filling in to the slits of eggplant. Rest of the masala keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Once oil is hot add the leftover masala in oil. Fry it well till the oil starts loosing out from the spices.
  • Now add stuffed baingans in the masala and mix it well. Cover it and cook it for at least two minutes.
  • Add water and tamarind jucie to it. You can adjust the consistency of the water accordingly as much thick or thin gravy you want.
  • Put the cover and let it cook for 7 minutes. Now turn the eggplants and again cook it for another 7 minutes. Cook til oil starts loosing out
  • Delicious stuffed baigan is ready. Garnish it with coriander leaves.
(Tags- Baingan Masala, Bharli wangi, wangyacha bharit, baingan bharta, bagara baingan, eggplant sabzi, eggplant parmesan, Indian food, Indian Recipe, Marathi Recipe, Maharashtrian Recipe, Madhura Bachal, Tamil Recipe, Telugu Recipe, South Indian Recipe, Bengali Recipe, Indian Appetizers)


  1. I tried this yesterday ! It works!
    My family like the curry so much! Thank you for making me look like a professional cooker. :)
    Hey, do you mind submitting your gutti vankaya curry photos to to make others hungry?
    You know it’s fun to do that. LOL. Hey, probably they would do this recipe too. :)

  2. Mouthwatering here, what a terrific and super tempting....

  3. super yummy recipe with egg plant.....Welcome back.....

  4. This curry sounds and looks fingerlicking good.

  5. AnonymousJuly 18, 2012

    Hi ,u never mention the tamarind ,what happens to the soaked tamarind .?

  6. @Anonymous: Thank you for mentioning it. It is weired that I forgot to mention the main ingredient,tamarind is added along with water in the last step. I just made changes to the post including tamarind.

    Thank you for stopping by and please visit again!


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