Oct 27, 2011

Gutti Vankaya Pulusu Kura / Brinjal Pulusu / Brinjals Cooked in a Tamarind Coconut Sauce

Hope every one had a colourful diwali..I really had so much fun yesterday..I took tons of photos and videos of the celebrations..I will post it soon in my other blog “Colours of my Life”..So keep checking on..

Now coming back to today’s recipe..Its again a recipe with brinjal...This is a gravy version which is perfect with rice or roti..

If you love sweet and sour dishes like me,then you will love it...Actually I made it for dinner today and posting it right away..My sister and mum is enjoing this dish right now..

I am sending this recipe to Blogging Marathan Day 5 in the theme Regional Special...I am doing Andhra Recipe for this whole week..So hope you love it..


Brinjals-10 chopped
Tamarind-1 small lemon size diluted with water
Onion-1 sliced
Mustard seeds / Kaduku-1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tblspn
Coconut-1 cup
Green chilli-3
Salt to taste
Jaggery / Vellam or Sugar -1 tsp
Oil-5 tblspn


First Grind coconut and green chillies together to a smooth paste by adding some water..Set this aside for a moment..

Heat oil in a kadai..Add in mustard seeds and cumin seeds,let it splatter.

Now add in onions and fry for 2 mins..Add in brinjals and mix well..

Now add in chilli powder and coriander powder and mix well.

Pour in the coconut paste and stir to combine..Add in salt and jaggery and mix well..

Pour in tamarind water and bring this to boil..

Cover and simmer for 15-20 mins until oil floats on top..

Serve hot with rice..

Take all your ingrediants
Prepare your vegetables
take coconut and green chillies in a blender

make into a fine paste
crackle cumin and mustard seeds in oil

add in onions

add in brinjals

and toss well

now add in coriander and chilli powder

season with salt

add in coconut paste

and mix well

pour in tamarind water

add in jaggery and mix well

bring this to boil

cover and simmer

untill oil separates



  1. Woww super tempting,fingerlicking kura..yummm!

  2. i like ur kadai!...:)...our house favorite!...yummy as ever!

  3. looks really delicious, nice color too.

  4. Very nice gravy!!liked the way of preparation.. Gud kadai.

  5. Tamarind and coconut which great combination:) It smells till here:)

  6. I am sure it is a delight for eggplant lovers.

  7. Looks so good! I have never had anything like this!

  8. that looks spicy and yummy dear :)

    Cheers, Priya

  9. Authentic and delicious recipe.. looks perfect !!
    Indian Cuisine

  10. Delicious looking brinjal curry. Wonderfully prepared.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  11. delicious curry.....Perfect with hot rice...

  12. Sounds too good and I always enjoy brinjal recipes

  13. Nothing beats comfort food...I am drooling already..

  14. brinjal not my fave veg but i wouldn mind trying yours piping hot with some equally garam rotis!

  15. looks delicious and very tempting dear :)

  16. I am here with my hands up Aarthi..I love that so much that I have a virtual finish here..So nice a recipe.Thanks.

  17. Tried this recipe and it came out really good. Thank you

  18. brillant piece of information, I had come to know about your web-page from my friend hardkik, chennai,i have read atleast 9 posts of yours by now, and let me tell you, your webpage gives the best and the most interesting information. This is just the kind of information that i had been looking for, i'm already your rss reader now and i would regularly watch out for the new posts, once again hats off to you! Thanx a million once again, Regards, gutti vankaya

  19. is tis receipe match for idly aarthi?

  20. Love this recipe. Thank you. I've tried a few other recipes of yours and my friends and I really enjoy cooking your recipes. Keep up the great job

  21. Hi Arthi

    Please tell me how to buy a mud pot for cooking I.e how do u know if ur buying a good one without any cracks

  22. @priya sri just add water to it, if it leaks then it has holes.

  23. I tried this recipe two days before. It came out very well. Normally my husband doesn't like bringal gravy. But he had twice. Simple recipe. But great taste.thank u aarthi

  24. Why do we add jaggery?


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