Brinjal rice video

Brinjal rice video

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Brinjal rice video. brinjal rice, also known as "Vangi bhat " or "Baingan Pulao," is a delicious and flavorful South Indian dish that combines the earthy flavors of brinjal (eggplant) with aromatic spices and rice. It is a vegetarian dish that is often served with raita or yogurt.

Recipe Description for Brinjal Rice

Soaking Time:  15 minutes
Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
Makes 4 servings


For Brinjal Rice
1 1/4 cups long grain rice (basmati chawal) , soaked for 15 minutes and drained
1 1/2 cups brinjal (baingan / eggplant) cubes
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
7 to 8 curry leaves (kadi patta)
2 tbsp roasted peanuts
1 tbsp chana dal (split bengal gram)
3 whole pandi chillies , broken into pieces
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chilli powder
3 tbsp spice powder , see below
1 tsp tamarind (imli) pulp
salt to taste
1/4 cup grated fresh coconut

For The Spice Powder
1/2 tbsp coriander (dhania) seeds
1/2 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tbsp chana dal (split bengal gram)
1/2 tbsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1/2 tbsp sesame seeds (til)
4 whole pandi chillies , broken into pieces
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste


For the spice powder

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a broad non-stick pan and dry roast on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  2. Blend in a mixer till smooth powder. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}brinjal rice recipe{/span}, heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the mustard seeds, curry leaves, peanuts, chana dal and dry red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the asafoetida, rice, brinjals, turmeric powder, chili powder, spice powder, tamarind pulp and salt and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  3. Add 2 1/4 cups of hot water, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  4. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  5. Serve the {span class="bold1"}brinjal rice recipe{/span} hot garnished with freshly grated coconut.
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