Gutthi Vankaya (Eggplant) curry

This is one of my favorite recipes and recipe which made me popular among my friends :) The way i prepare it is different from how others does, but believe me this takes very less time, is much more simple to make and tastes simply heavenly.

Eggplant - 6-8, medium size
1/2 onion, cut length wise
curry leaves - 4

Masala Ingredients:
peanuts - 2 tbsp
ginger/garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp
1 small onion, cut into large pieces
tamarind paste - 1 tbsp
red chilli powder - 1 tbsp
turmeric - 1/4 tbsp
salt - as per taste
coriander leaves - 1/4 bunch
coriander seeds - 1/2 tbsp
 seasame seeds - 1 tbsp

1. Take some water in a dish and add some salt
2. Slit eggplant length-wise and put them into salt water
3. Grind all the above masala ingredients adding enough water into a fine paste
 4. Fill the eggplants with masala and micro-wave for 12min or till they turn soft
5. In a deep pan, add oil and onion pieces and curry leaves and fry for 2min
6. Add the remaining masala and fry it till oil separates.
7. Add cooked eggplant to the pan and stir slowly so that the eggplant pieces doesn't break
8. Fry for 10 more min on medium heat and switch off the stove
9. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Goes well with Roti, white rice, biryani rice and chicken biryani :)

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