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Spicy Gutti Vankaya – Stuffed Brinjal Fry

Easy recipe for spicy stuffed brinjals cooked on a very low flame.

  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 10 1x


  • 810 small brinjals
  • 1/4 cup besan – chickpea flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon hing – asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil


  1. First clean and wash the brinjals. Make sure you choose small ones of roughly the same size so they cook quickly and evenly. Cut the tops. Cut a cross till 3/4 th of the brinjal’s bottom.
  2. Mix together besan (chickpea flour), cumin seeds, red chilli powder, hing (asafoetida) and salt. Set aside.
  3. Take a spoon and fill the cross in the brinjal with the masala powder. After filling just press in between your fingers to make sure the masalas adhere well to the brinjal.
  4. Heat oil in a pan on low flame. You will need a flat pan so the brinjals cook evenly. Place the stuffed brinjals and cover it with a lid.
  5. Just pour some water on the lid and let it cook for 15-20 minutes.Turn the brinjals every 3-4 minutes so it cooks evenly all around. Once the brinjals are cooked, switch off the flame and let it rest for 10 minutes with a covered lid.
  6. Remove the brinjals from the pan and serve hot with rice and ghee.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: South Indian
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