Monday, November 15, 2010

Eggplant rice


2 cups cooked rice
2 cups eggplant
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp tamarind to pulp in 1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp channa dal
1 tsp urud dal
1 tbsp curry leaves
2 dried red chillies seeds removed
10 cashew nuts

spice powder to grind
1/4 cup coconut grated
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp channa dal
1 tbsp urud dal
2 dried red chillies seeds removed
1/2 tsp asafoetida

Roast the ingredients for the spice powder and grind to a fine powder.
Cut the eggplants into cubes and marinate in turmeric and salt. Heat 1 tbsp oil and fry the eggplants, remove and keep aside.
Heat 1/2 tbsp oil add mustard seeds, channa dal, urud dal, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, red chillies and cashew nuts. Add tamarind pulp cook for a few seconds when it thickens add spice powder. Then add eggplants cook for a few minutes until eggplants are tender and spices blend. Toss the rice, adjust salt if needed and serve hot.
This recipe is adapted from Priya' recipe and goes to Hearth and soul, MLLA 29 at Lisa's kitchen.
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43 comments:

  1. So lovely AND healthy!

    Fantastic :-)

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  2. A great idea for a one pot meal ... luv it !

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  3. Flavorful and delicious eggplant rice.

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  4. Delicious aromatic rice..spice powder sounds interesting..love it

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  5. Thats a droolworthy one pot meal..yumm..thanks for trying Akheela..

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  6. wow....looks perfect and delicious...

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  7. good flavour anddelicios rice new never use eggplant dry masala powder sounds inviting

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  8. Eggplant rice is delicious. I like this one pot meal very much.

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  9. That looks yummy!
    Eid Mubarak :)

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  10. interesting...i would have never thought about eggplant rice

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  11. Flavourful recipe !!! I like the combination of dry spices roasted and than ground(I know how they have the power to transform almost any dish)along with the typical south Indian seasoning. I am a huge fan of this seasoning mixed with coconut...aahaa :)

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  12. yum! what a great way to enjoy eggplant!

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  13. I haven't tried much eggplant, but this dish looks really great. Very healthy too!

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  14. I love eggplant. What a great side dish this makes!! Bookmark!

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  15. yummy eggplant rice. i love the masala ingredients:)

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  16. I never had eggplant with rice and I love eggplant. This is a great recipe and I am happy you shared it:)Hope your week is wonderful:)

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  17. I haven't tried this rice before. your looks flavorful esp with the spl masala ground fresh.. eggplant rice is very tempting..

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  18. Very special this rice,I like so much!!! ;-)
    Congratulations and good morning!!! :-)

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  19. Delicious Rice,love the spice powder ingredients.Nice clicks.

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  20. This looks like a biryani. I've never thought of eggplant rice! Well done.

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  21. i love this recipe...and i cant wait to try it out...sounds very yummy! thanks for sharing.

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  22. Great rice dish...looks fabulous

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  23. This is indeed a very good dish for eggplant lovers. Looks delicious...

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  24. I am a recent convert of eggplant but I seem to like this rice dish a lot. It has gotta do with the spices you have used :)

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  25. Oh! I love rice dishes, they are always so yummy, and this with eggplant sounds really delicious, with all those spices. Yummm.

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  26. your eggplant rice sounds so delicious, lots of flavor. love the spice powder

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  27. Che ricetta deliziosa e profumata hai preparato! Viene voglia di mangiarla anche solo guardandola.
    Bravissima!
    Ciao

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  28. Similar to the Maqlubeh I had in Kuwait, but this looks spicier!

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  29. thanks a lot for sending ur entry to the Jay ho brinjal event: Please check the event round up here!
    http://jayzkitchen.blogspot.com/2011/03/jay-ho-brinjal-september-december-2010.html

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  30. Yum! That's delicious! I didn't have tamarind on hand so I substituted a bit of lemon juice with a touch of brown sugar. Thanks for the recipe!

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