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STUFFED EGGPLANT (GUTTIVANKAYA) CURRY

dscn8692INGREDIENTS: 
  • Brinjal – 8 (medium size)
  • Tamarind – small lemon size
  • 2 tsp  Red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds 
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt – to taste
  • 5 tsp Olive oil
  • FOR PASTE
    1. Onion – 1
    2. Ginger – 1 inch piece
    3. Garlic flakes – 3
    4. Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
    5. Cloves – 2
    6. Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
    7. Channa dal – 1 tbsp
    8. Red chillies – 4
    9. Coriander seeds – 3 tsp
    10. Dry coconut – small piece
PROCESS:
1.Dry roast the channa dal, dry coconut, coriander seeds and red chillies.
   Now make a paste the dry roast items with onion, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cloves and cumin seeds.2. Now take the washed brinjals and slit into + shape.
    Stuff them with the paste.
    Keep the remaining paste for the gravy.

3. Now take a pan and heat with oil.Add mustard seeds, curry leaves and saute.
    Add the remaining paste, turmeric powder, chilly powder, tamarind pulp and salt.
   Now add 1 cup of water. Let it cook for few mins.

4. Then add the stuffed brinjals one by one.
    Cover with a lid and cook for 10 mins in a low flame.
    Finally garnish with coriander leaves and is ready to eat.

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BANANA NUT BREAD

02.08.12 2 comments

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Recipe borrowed from Kondala Rao Dhulipudi.

INGREDIENTS: 
  • ½ cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 beaten Eggs
  • 3 Bananas ( mashed to a pulp )
  • 2 cups (Plain) Flour
  • 1 teaspoon  Baking Soda         
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Milk
  • 2 tablespoons  Lemon or Lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • ½ cup  Chopped Nuts **OPTIONAL ( dredged in ¼ cup of the flour )
 PROCESS:

Mix first 3 ingredients together well.  Add milk, juice, and vanilla.
Sift flour, soda, baking powder, and salt together.
Save about ¼ cup of flour mixture to dredge nuts ( if you add nuts ) – this deeps the nuts from sinking to the bottom.
Add flour mixture and mix only until flour mixture is moistened.
Add bananas and dredged nuts with flour used to dredge them.
Mix gently and pour into greased loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.  Test with toothpick for doneness.

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