Brinjal Rice

Here is a delightful recipe of brinjal rice or baigan bath. Brinjal rice is made by adding fried brinjals to the already spiced rice.

Ingredients:

500 gm basmati rice
300 gm brinjals
1″ piece ginger
2-3 pieces tej patta
1 onion
3-4 green chillies
4-5 cloves garlic
1/2 cup tomato pulp
1 tbsp cardamom and cloves
1/4 cup fresh grated coconut
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup green coriander leaves
For powdered masala :
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp roasted cumin seed powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp cardamom and lavang powder
For wet masala :
5 cloves of garlic, ginger, grated
coconut and cariander leaves (ground).

 

How to make Brinjal Rice:
  • Soak rice in water for 10 minutes.Wash the brinjals and cut into long pieces.
  • Apply salt and keep aside.Heat oil in a pan fry brinjal pieces.
  • Again heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan.
  • Add onions, chopped garlic, lavang, cardamom, green chillies and bay leaves.Stir.
  • Add ground masala paste, powdered masala and tomato pulp and salt to taste.
  • Now add rice and mix well. Add 5 cups of water to the rice and bring it to a boil.
  • Add a little lime juice and cover the pan.
  • After 8-10 minutes of cooking add fried brinjal pieces and cook for another 5-7 minutes. Serve hot.