Green Eggplant or green brinjal, (aubergine, vankaaya, baingan or badinjan), is one of the most common vegetable which is grown all year round in Andhra Pradesh,the state I belong. They are round to oval in shape with a thinner skin unlike the purple eggplants. The small purple variety of brinjals are used to prepare the famous Andhra delicacy Gutti Vankaaya Kura (stuffed brinjal curry). The green brinjal has fewer seeds and are white which is a sign that they are fresh and tender. These eggplants have a delicate flavor and cook easily and are best suited to prepare this dish and Vankaaya Pachadi, an Andhra brinjal chutney recipe similar to Baingan Ka Bharta.
These eggplants sometimes have a bitter taste, especially during summers, and you can offset the bitterness by sprinkling a tsp of salt over them and place them in a colander so that the bitter juice of the brinjal pieces trickles down. Then wash them thoroughly in water and squeeze off excess water. Vakaaya Paalu (milk) Posina (pour) Kura is a very simple, easy-to-make, healthy dish where the brinjals (as name suggests in Telugu) are cooked in milk which gives the curry a rich and sweet flavor.