Cilantro Stuffed Eggplants

10 Jun

vankaya_kothimera_karam
Gutti Vankaya Kothimera Karam.

Cilantro stuffing is prepared with cilantro, coconut, ginger and green chiles. Eggplants are stuffed with the cilantro mixture and cooked on low heat till done. It is then stir fried with leftover stuffing mixture till golden brown in color.
Makes: 4 Gutti Vankaya Kothimera Karam.

Ingredients:

Baby Eggplants 4 medium
Green Chiles 3 – 4
Ginger 3 (1 inch pieces)
Grated Coconut 2 tbsps
Cilantro 1 1/2 Cups Packed
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Curry Leaves 6
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Clean, wash and roughly chop cilantro.
Remove stems, wash and roughly chop the green chiles.
Peel and roughly chop the ginger.

Wash thoroughly and pat dry eggplants.
Remove stems if you prefer and slit twice vertically keeping one end intact.

Grind cilantro, coconut, green chiles, ginger and salt into smooth paste with least amount of water.

Stuff around a tbsp of the prepared cilantro stuffing into each eggplant.
Keep the stuffed eggplants onto a place the reserve any leftover stuffing mixture for later use.

Heat a tsp of oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal changes color, slowly place the stuffed eggplants.
Fry briefly and pour half a cup of water and cook covered for 5 – 10 minutes until the eggplants are soft.
Once the eggplants are cooked properly, uncover and fry till the skin turns light golden in color.
Stir in leftover cilantro paste and stir fry on high flame till most of the moisture is gone and the paste sticks to the eggplants.
Remove from heat and serve with steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure the insides of the eggplants are cooked properly.

Suggestions: Adjust the cooking time according to the size of the eggplants. If the stuffing becomes too runny, add more cilantro and coconut and grind to make the stuffing thick.
Variations: check out the other eggplant recipes here.
Other Names: Cilantro Stuffed Eggplants, Gutti Vankaya Kothimera Karam.

8 Responses to “Cilantro Stuffed Eggplants”

  1. Rajitha June 10, 2010 at 10:39 am #

    I am a big fan of Egg Plants..wooooohh… So mouth watering and tempting recipe.

  2. sainadh June 10, 2010 at 7:45 pm #

    nijam ga chala excellent curry,i tried it with my mom.
    tan’Q.

  3. Apu June 10, 2010 at 8:16 pm #

    What a delicious recipe!!

  4. Rice Palette June 10, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    This looks very tasty! I don’t have much experience cooking with eggplants at all, so this dish did catch my eye!

  5. Hari Chandana June 11, 2010 at 10:33 am #

    I too make this andhra spl recipe.. looks awesome.. 🙂

  6. FoodZone June 11, 2010 at 11:52 am #

    Very yummy!

  7. N.ANANTHAPADMANABHAN. June 12, 2010 at 1:01 am #

    Nice and simple receipe, Thanks

  8. maadhu December 4, 2010 at 3:56 am #

    vat are egg plants …is it veg or non veg…..pl reply

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