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Dec 14, 2009

Eggplant Stuffed with Spiced Cilantro – Onion (Vankaaya Kottimeera Kaaram)

Do you like Gutti Vankaya Koora (Stuffed Eggplant)? Me too!! There are many variations in gutti vankaya koora. I already blogged about a usual kind of stuffing I use for eggplant. This is another kind of stuffing I make sometimes. This gives a different taste than the usual gutti vankaya koora, but tastes equally delicious. And this involves less work too!!


  • 6 Baby Eggplants
  • A handful of Cilantro Leaves
  • 1 small Onion, cut into medium pieces
  • 4 or 5 Green Chilies (depending on the taste)
  • ½ tsp Tamarind Pulp
  • Pinch of Turmeric Powder
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp Oil


Grind cilantro + onion + green chilies + turmeric + tamarind pulp into a fine paste. Add little water if needed. Keep aside.

Wash eggplants well and make slits just like in the picture. Keep the stems intact and make the slits on the other side.

Stuff these eggplants with the prepared cilantro paste. Fill all the slits.

Heat oil in a pan and add these stuffed eggplants. Cover and allow them to cook for some time. Adjust salt if needed.

When the eggplants look soft and cooked, turn off the flame and transfer the contents to a serving bowl.

Enjoy the delicious curry with steaming hot rice.


jayasree said... [Reply]

Those purple beaties are looking gorgeous. Mouthwatering recipe.

Raks said... [Reply]

Wow,drooling Uma,really nice recipe!

Finla said... [Reply]

Spicy droolie delicous.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

indeed less work... looks delicious... :)

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

SUch a tempting stuffed eggplant, looks yummy, very new combination..

Tina said... [Reply]

Wow perfect ....Sooo tempting and yummyyyyy.......

Usha said... [Reply]

Sounds delicious, would be perfect for chappattis too !

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

Nice tempting curry Uma...I love the stuffing you have used here...sounds awesome :)

Sailaja Damodaran said... [Reply]

Simple & nice one

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

nice yummy recipe

Shri said... [Reply]

I wish you were my neighbor Uma:)Seriously!You make great traditional and authentic dishes..That looks so good!

Lavanya Raj said... [Reply]

I just love your template Uma..
this stuffed eggplant tempts me now..

priya said... [Reply]

looks tempting!!!....delicious!

Chitra said... [Reply]

My mom makes stuffed eggplant poriyal similar to this.will post tat soon..Urs is looking yummy :)

kitchen queen said... [Reply]

lovely and delicious stuffed brinjals.I stuff masala powder and make stuffed brinjals.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Looks spicy and nice. Am making this for lunch today..

prasu said... [Reply]

wow.uma vankaya kura chala chala bagundhi..............

Namitha said... [Reply]

It's been a while since I had these...looks great :-)

Unknown said... [Reply]

Oh, YUM! I love eggplant and your dish looks amazingly delicious!

Sarah Naveen said... [Reply]

nice click..curry looks super yummy..

Cham said... [Reply]

Very flavorful brinjal- great recipe!

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Padma said... [Reply]

Looks very tempting and delicious Uma.

Saraswathi Iyer said... [Reply]

Hi you have a nice space. Thanks for visiting my blog n lovely comments.

Unknown said... [Reply]

that looks so delicious ands spicy...

Lakshmi said... [Reply]

Vankaya Kura looks yummy dear

Saritha said... [Reply]

I love these brinjals.I too make this but i dont use onions in it.loved ur version :)

Dolly Sharma said... [Reply]

Bharwa Baingan/Stuffed Egplant is my favorite. Looks so delicious and beautiful Click. Also love that you have added fresh Cilantro leaves. Must enhance the flavor.

Jayashree said... [Reply]

The pic looks very tempting.

karuna said... [Reply]

I remember my mom making something similar like this. its making my mouth water, yummy.

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

the stuffing sounds yummy.. new combo this is. good one.

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

Very flavorful and tasty dish! My fav dish also.

my kitchen said... [Reply]

Looks delicious,loves to eat with curd rice

notyet100 said... [Reply]

ummm ymmy this looks,..;-)

Pavithra Kodical said... [Reply]

Delicious curry.. I love stuffed eggplant,never tried at home.I always get the feeling, that its complicated :)

Dori said... [Reply]

You have combined to favorites of mine, eggplant and cilantro! I am bookmarking :D

Siri said... [Reply]

taaja kooralalo.. raaja yevarandi.. inka cheppala.. vanakayenandi.. kottimeera karam bhale undi Uma.. Hope you are having fun-filled holidays :-)


Anupama said... [Reply]

I like any dish with a lot of cilantro in it... this one is very different and a must try in my opinion :-)

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