To prepare Gutti Vankaya Recipe (Andhra Style Stuffed Brinjal), get small brinjals since the smaller ones will be easy to have with phulkas or Rotis. Slit them twice diagonally 3/4 th long such that you do not disturb their stalk/ crown. You should have perfectly slit brinjals ready for filling from all 4 sides when you do this.
On a medium flame in a deep pan, bring tamarind extract and salt in sufficient water to boil. Switch off flame and drop the brinjals in and close the lid. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, on a pan with little oil, shallow fry onions till soft. Wet grind with a little tamarind-salt water that is used to half boil the brinjals and keep aside.
Take a kadai to dry roast all the ingredients mentioned under roast and grind over medium flame. Take off the kadai when aromatic and let it cool a bit. Use a mixer grinder to make semi fine powder. Mix haldi/ turmeric and salt as required to this powder.
Mix this powder with wet grinded sauteed onions. Add a small amount of tamarind- salt water to make very thick gravy and fill inside the brinjals. Keep aside.
Prepare tadka with oil. Add in jeera, bay leaves, curry leaves. When they splutter, add stuffed brinjals and fry for 2-3 minutes.
Mix remaining gravy and more of water/ mix of tamarind and salt water and add to kadai. Bring it to boil over low flame. Sauté carefully such that the gravy doesn’t come out of the brinjals. Switch off the flame when gravy thickens and brinjals appear cooked.
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