Thursday, May 31, 2012

Eggplant Rice - 2

          I am yet to start cooking after coming here to India, this is again another dish that I had done, before coming here. It is another version of the eggplant rice, you can see a different version of the eggplant rice here, a small change in the spices added to the dish results in an entirely new one. A friend of mine makes this, it has fennel seeds for the flavoring part, you can use both the huge eggplants as well as the smaller varieties..

Need To Have
  • Basmati Rice - 1 + 1/2 cup
  • Eggplant - 1 huge one chopped
  • Onion - 1 big chopped
  • Tomatoes - 2 big chopped
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1 + 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder - 2 teaspoons
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry Leaves - 10 to 15 leaves
  • Roasted Cashews - 2 tablespoons
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves - 1/4 cup
Make  A Powder
  • Fennel Seeds - 2 teaspoons
  • Cloves - 4
  • Cinnamon - 1" piece

         Cook the rice and cool it. Heat some oil, add the mustard seeds, once it starts spluttering, add the onions, saute till transparent, add the powder, mix for a few minutes. Now add the chopped tomatoes, cook for a few mins till it starts to break down, add the turmeric, chilli and coriander powders, mix. Add the eggplant pieces and salt, mix, cover and cook till done, finally add the curry leaves, mix everything well till dry and then cool it. Now mix this with the rice, garnish with the roasted cashews and coriander leaves. Serve with some raitha.

Sending it to Simply.Food for Sara's Cooking With Love - Dad event and
                to Palakkad Chamayal for Anu's SYF & HWS Series - Fennel Seeds event.

Add a little more oil than usual, at the end, it should be a little oily, otherwise when you mix in the rice, it'll be very dry.
You can make the eggplant mix, refrigerate it and use it later, should keep well at least for a week or even more.

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  1. hey good to see your post. this looks almost like the pulao we make here but with different flavor

    wud love to try this

  2. Aromatic and filling it.

  3. Super flavourful eggplant rice, i do the similar way too..Inviting one pot meal.

  4. love the addition of fennel.surely give a nice taste and aroma to the dish.lovely recipe

  5. Aromatic rice, looks lovely.

  6. Very aromatic and flavorful rice...looks delicious.

  7. Yummy n flavorful Eggplant rice. perfect one put meal.
    Hope you are loving your stay in homeland :)

  8. That sounds so delicious and flavorful,one pot meal is my all time favorite....

  9. shifted to India?

  10. Flavorful n yummy rice..Hope u have settled down:-)

  11. Love eggplant, but have not tried it in rice before, looks so delicious!

  12. Looks fabulous and the flavor will be rocking I bet !

  13. hmmm my my the eggplant rice looks smashing

  14. Vangi bhaat.. nice and well presented.

  15. Looks so flavourful and yummy!

  16. me not a big fan of eggplant.. but this is tempting me..

  17. ... and I have to make this one along with your previous eggplant rice :D
    Yet to try, haven't bought eggplants in a long time!!

  18. This is so new to me... I love eggplant and this looks really tempting.