Well. The story changes track when baby egg plants are around the corner. Mr.P makes sure he picks a bag of these beauties dutifully and comes home with a grin on his face. And that grin can only be interpreted as, Wife, when will you make some stuffed eggplants? I usually make this ennai kathrikai kuzhambu, a tangy gravy to go with rice. But this time, i decided to try my hand at these stuffed eggplants.Its a hear say recipe and i just eye balled my ingredients. But i ve tried to give you all an idea of how much of what i used. Needless to say, the eggplants were well relished by Mr.P. Runaway success is all i can say.
Recipe For Vankaya Kobbari Karam
( Eggplants stuffed with coconut and spices and pressure cooked slightly)
Prep Time: Under 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Baby egg plants 12 to 15
Oil 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Hing a large pinch
Curry leaves a sprig
Water 3 tbsp
Salt ½ tsp
Coconut pieces ¾ cup
Coriander leaves 1 cup loosely packed
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Green chilies 4 to 5
Tamarind Paste ¾ tsp
Salt to taste
Place all the ingredients for the stuffing in a blender and make a coarse paste without adding any water and set aside.
Wash and pat dry the egg plants and make a criss cross on the rounded side keeping the stalk intact. Make sure you only cut ¾th along the length of the eggplant.
Once you have criss-crossed all the eggplants, gently stuff about ¾ tablespoon of stuffing into the criss crossed egg plants.
Heat oil in a small pressure cooker.
Pop the mustard seeds and add the urad dal, hing, curry leaves next and wait till the dal turns a light brown.
Once done, add the stuffed egg plants and toss well.
Add the 3 tablespoon water to this and sprinkle the salt.
Close the lid and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
Wait till the pressure comes down.
Once done, check to see if the water has dried up.
If not, cook it open on high flame for about 2 mins until the water dries up.
Serve hot with rice and any dal of your choice.
Cilantro stuffed inside baby eggplants? and you also add coconuts?? what more could one want??? That should be amazing. Cilantro has this ability to zing out everything to tasste much much better!<br /><br />Shobha
M D says
Oh wow! That looks delicious!!!
Lubna Karim says
That's on of flavorsome recipe…I am huge fan of vankaya recipes….i too make it in much similar way…R u from Andhra?
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Dipti Joshi says
Yummy recipe, goes well with bajra roti.
Veena Theagarajan says
looks good. All my favourite spices.. must try