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Guthi Vankaya Koora
Guthi Vankaya Koora
  • Author: Rajani Vaidya
  • Prep time: 15 mins
  • Cooking time: Under 30 mins, including baking time
  • Serves 4
    • 500 grams small purple brinjals
    • 2 tbsp Fortune Rice Bran Health oil
    • 1/4 cup dried coconut (copra) slices
    • 1/4 cup chopped onion
    • 2 tbsp coriander seeds (dhania)
    • 2 tbsp chana dal
    • 2 tsp urad dal
    • 6-7 red chillies
    • 1 inch cinnamon stick
    • 2 cloves
    • 1/2 tsp cumin (jeera)
    • 1 tsp salt
Method of preparation
    • Add 1/2 tsp oil to a fry pan, and fry dry coconut slices, chopped onion, dhania, chana dal, urad dal, red chillies, cinnamon, cloves, jeera over medium heat until chana dal turns golden brown.
    • Cool and grind with salt to a coarse powder.
    • Rinse the brinjals, chop off the stem. Make 'X' slits starting from the bottom of each brinjal, going up to the head, but take care to leave the head intact.
    • Stuff the slits with the prepared spice powder.
    • Preheat grill in microwave oven at 220°C.
    • Place the stuffed brinjals filling-side upward, in a suitable oven-proof glass bowl.
    • Drizzle the remaining oil over the brinjals and grill covered for the first 10 minutes, then open for the next 5-7 minutes.
    • The Guthi Vankaya is ready when the brinjal feels soft to touch and the filling looks toasted.
    • Serve with steamed rice or rotis.
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