Gutti Vankaya Masala – Stuffed Baby Eggplant Curry

Gutti vankaya masala is a flavorful South Indian stuffed baby eggplant curry. Eggplants stuffed with peanuts, sesame seeds and coconut pairs well with steamed and flavored rice. What is stuffed eggplant curry? Baby eggplants stuffed with peanut sesame coconut spice mix and cooked in an onion tomato base. I usually make a drier version of […]

Vankaya Masala Koora ~ Sauteed Indian Eggplant

Vankaya Masala koora is a dry Indian eggplant curry. It is a delicious side dish for rice and Indian flatbread. Sautéed eggplant is jazzed up with peanuts and sesame seeds powder. Easy Dinner Dishes Rice and flat breads are staple in Indian cuisine and are served with side dishes. Quick and easy side dishes are […]

Sri Lankan Eggplant Salad

Sri Lankan eggplant salad is a quick and easy recipe. Deep fried pieces of eggplant are tossed in mustard vinaigrette and is a great side dish. Theme of the Week – Global Cuisine The last recipe for this week’s global cuisine is Sri Lankan eggplant salad or eggplant sambol. The other two dishes for this […]

Vankaya Poornam ~ Stuffed Baby Eggplant Curry

V for vankaya poornam is what I made for this A-Z Challenge, Journey Through Telangana Cuisine. Vankaya poornam is nothing but stuffed brinjals or baby eggplants and also known as gutti vankaya in some parts. In Telangana, any stuffed vegetable such as gutti vankaya or gutti dondakaya is called vankaya poornam and dondakaya poornam respectively. […]

Baba Ganoush with Pita Chips

Next combo for this week is an appetizer from Lebanon; baba ganoush with pita chips. Baba ganoush is an eggplant dip prepared with tahini. Pulp of roasted eggplant is blended with tahini and seasoned to taste. It is usually served with pita bread and I chose to serve it with some pita chips. Since I […]

Russia – Baklazhannaia Ikra ~ Poor Man’s Caviar

The day before we started this marathon I told Mr.U I was going to be busy the next one month as I will be on a virtual culinary world tour and he asked if I was stopping in Russia. He said I should not upset President Putin’s and be in his good books as he […]

Green Eggplant & Habanero Peppers Stir Fry from Sikkim

Sikkim is a landlocked Indian state located in the Himalayan Mountains. The state is bordered by Nepal to the west, China’s Tibet to the north and east, and Bhutan to the east. The Indian state of West Bengal lies to the south. Sikkim is the least populous state in India and the second-smallest state after […]

Veggie a Month: Brinjal ~ Eggplant Roundup

I would like to thank Priya for letting me host her a Veggie a Month event. I signed up to host this event late last summer and I wanted to try and share handful of eggplants recipes for this event. Then I did not know I would have to go to India in Feb and […]

Thai Eggplants with Cilantro Green Chilies ~ Vankaya Kothimeera Pachi Mirchi Koora

Eggplant or brinjal is not a regular vegetable in my house. I don’t mind eggplants but my husband is a little picky. He eats once in a while does not want me to cook it regularly. I usually cook purple brinjal and few months ago I tried round green brinjals, also known as Thai Eggplants […]

Brinjal Chutney ~ Vankaya Pachadi

Before I get to today’s post, this is a gentle reminder that tomorrow is the deadline to send in your entries to Veggie/Fruit a Month: Brinjal ~ Eggplant I am guest hosting this month. Are you wondering why my blog was silent for almost two months and I have not even posted any recipes for […]

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