Vankaya Pooranam/Stuffed Baby Egg Plant Curry

Coming to day2 recipe themed under fruits that are veggies is Vankaya poornam,a Telungana Delicay.
Gutti Vankaya kura is refered as vankaya pooranam in some parts and the stuffing will be different for each house hold.Since eggplant is a fruit and its my favorite,I wanted to share it for the theme.
Coming to the recipe I bookmarked this one from Usha's space where she share for April Mega BM.

                                                                        Vankaya Pooranam/Stuffed Baby Eggplant Curry

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 20 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 30-35 minutes
   Serves ~ 3


Baby eggplants
Onion(finely chopped)
1 medium size
Green chilly/pachamilagai
3/4 - 1 cup
Ginger&garlic paste
2 tsp
Coriander powder
1 tsp
Garam masala powder
a pinch
Coriander leaves/kothamalli
as needed(finely chopped)
Curry leaves/Karivepillai
few leaves
Tamarind paste
3/4 -1 tsp
1/2 tsp
Oil3 tbs

  For the Stuffing

Sesame seeds/yellu
3 tbs
Red chilly powder/milagai podi
1-1.5 tsp
Coriander powder/dhaniya podi
1.5 tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi
a pinch
3/4 tsp
  • Roast the sesame seeds and powder it after it cools down.Take the sesame powder,red cilly powder,coriander powder and salt in a bowl.Mix it well,keep it aside.
  • Make a slit on the eggplant till 3/4th and keep the stalk side intact.To the slit stuff around 1-1.5 tsp of the stuffing.Continue for the rest of the eggplants and set it aside.Keep the rest of the stuffing.Heat the pan with oil,add in the chopped onion,green chilly and curry leaves.
  • Saute the onion till transparent,now add in the ginger&garlic paste.Fry it for a minute,then add in the coriander powder,salt and turmeric powder.Give it a mix,add the eggplants and fry it till the color changes.
  • Sprinkle some water and cook it covered in a medium flame for 5-8 minutes.Once the eggplants are 3/4th done.Now sprinkle the rest of the sesame powder and garam masala powder.Mix it well and cook it uncovered for another 2-3 minutes.Sprinkle the coriander leaves and put off the flame.
  • Serve it warm with rice.


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Thanks for trying the recipe Nalini. It looks delicious!!

Lovely recipe , must have tasted delicious .

I'm literally drooling over your clicks Nalini. Such a yummy yummy looking stuffed eggplant dish.

I love making eggplant in a different way each time, and this version sure looks amazing!

So good Nalini! My friend back in NY always made this for me and I miss it so much. Need to make my own sometime soon :)

I'm make it in a slightly different way, but this seems interesting. Next time I'm gonna make it your way... change is always good

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My mouth is just watering here, wat a fabulous and irresistible stuffed eggplants.

Yum. the entire plate looks so sinful!

Tried this today doe lunch. Got rave reviews from inblaws. Yummy..

Lovely recipe and the pics are so inviting

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