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Vankaya Masala Koora (Eggplant Curry)


Brinjal / Eggplant-15 nos
Onions-2 nos (cut into small pieces)
Garlic paste-2 tbsp
Red Chillie powder-2 to 3 tbsp
Garam Masala Powder-1 tsp
Cashews nuts-1/3 cup
salt to taste
Oil-3 to 4 tbsp


Wash the brinjals and take brinjal make prependicular slits without cutting stem totally
 In mix jar add cashews nuts and 1/2 cup water grind into a smooth paste.Keep it aside.
 In a wide pan,heat oil  add chopped onions fry until changes to light brown.
Switch off the flame and allow to  cool down.

 Now take one bowl add garlic paste,red chillie powder,salt mix well.Now stuff the brinjals with this mixture.
Gently separating the brinjal petals,fill the narrow gap with the prepared onion masala and remaining oinion masala,  keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan,add stuffed brinjals,remaining onion masala mix well.Cover with a lid.Cook the brinjal pieces to soft on medium heat.
When brinjals is soft add cashews paste at the end Stir occasionally to make sure the gravy does not stick to the pan and wait till its cashew paste is cooked and raw smell goes away.Stir-fry for few minutes.

Remove from the stove.

Ready to eat.....

Note:This curry with out cashew paste also its very good.



my hubby is a big eggplant lover..this looks great..will definitely try it .

Preethi Sriram

Hey Divya,

Yummy mouthwatering recipe yar. It tempts me to cook and try that immediately.
But i dont have that small brinjala. Can i try with cutting big one into pieces and follow the same proceudre, instead of stuffing in small ones. Will that also give the same output.


lovely I make them without the cashews will post it soon


Hi Preethi,yes u can try like that.


I also make it but without cashew paste...like ur idea of adding cashews.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

Can I have that plate please, love the presentation and all those step by step pics, very tempting.


vankaya masala koora chala bagundhi divya garu ...meeru chala bagha chesaru ..adding cashew must gives nice creamy texture to the curry ...nice idea



thats so delicious eggplant curry.. sure taste so yumm because of the cashews good one divya


Hy Dear,

Am very sad, I missed some of your posts...finding less time for blogging, as my little darling makes me busy these days...

Very delicious recipe with step by step pics. Interesting...!

Hari Chandana

Very nice recipe.. looks perfect and delicious. .chala bagundi :)

Hamaree Rasoi

We don't get good quality of small brinjal here. so iit's been a long time since I had this stuffed brinjal. Your procedure sounds very tasty and worth giving a try.Nice post
Hamaree Rasoi

Sushma Mallya

Nice and rich gravy..


I love ur step-by-step method of presenting the recipe...nice dear....looks great...


wow... looks so perfect and mouthwatering one... really tempting dear...

Step by step procedure is superb....

Vasavi Suresh

Your vankaya koora looks mouth watering.


Very tasty looking stuffed brinjal. You have a beautiful space with interesting recipes. Glad to follow u.



Love the stuffed eggplants and the addition of cashew paste to it.


My tongue is tickling to taste the dish..looks to tempting....

Yummy Team

Love this yummy eggplant curry with rice..Nice recipe, Divya...


Loved the addition of cashew paste...they look really yumm


Love that masala in the eggplant. Sounds delicious!

Kitchen Flavours

I agree with Kamalika....adding cashew nut paste must have given an awesome taste to the recipe...looks extremely drool worthy.....bookmarked...

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes)

rich n tasty brinjal masala...yum...do participate in my ongoing event A Visual Treat...


I prepare it without cashews. Masala looks spicy and this dish is my husband's fav.

Premalatha Aravindhan

both recipes are gr8! love the step vise detailed pics...


Awesome recipe.Will definitely try this next time I buy brinjals :)

Soma Pradhan

Looks yummy..thanks for such a steails recipe

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