Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Brinjal Rice/vangi bath/kattirikai sadam (Main course)

Brinjal rice
Brinjal Rice/vangi bath/kattirikai sadam (Main course)

I love brinjal rice very much. It is very easy to prepare and tastes delicious. Usually my mother prepares this recipe with tamarind, instead of tamarind, I have substituted with tomatoes. I have not used much spices for this rice. Today we will learn how to make Brinjal rice following this easy recipe.

Ingredients needed

Basmati Rice -1 cup
Brinjals- 3
Ripe juicy tomatoes-3 (big ones)
Green chilli -1 (slit it)
Ginger (1 inch piece finely chopped )
Turmeric Powder -1/4 tsp
Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
Salt as required

To be roasted and grounded

Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Bengal Gram/channa dal - 1 tbsp
Urad dal -2 tsp
Red chillies - 3
Black peppercorns -1/4 tsp
Coconut - 1 tbsp

For the seasoning

Mustard -1/2 tsp
Urad dal -1/4 tsp
Asafoetida -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves -little

Preparation

Soak basmati rice in water for 20 minutes. Drain water and cook rice adding 2 cups of boiling water.

Cut brinjal into cubes or lengthwise. Do not cut it into fine pieces. I used long purple variety for preparing this dish.

Heat a tsp of oil and fry coriander seeds, channa dal, urad dal and pepper. After it turns slightly brown add coconut and fry. Powder it and keep aside. This is the masala.

Method

Heat a tbsp of oil, add the ingredients mentioned under seasoning. Add brinjals, chilli, finely chopped ginger and turmeric powder. Cook on low flame sprinkling water when needed. Stir in between.

Then add the ground masala and required salt .

When the brinjals are slightly cooked, add the finely chopped tomatoes and cook well. Do not forget to stir in between for even cooking.

Then add the cooked rice and mix well.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with any raita or papads.

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20 comments:

  1. This rice dish looks and sounds so delicious! I can't wait to give it a try, thanks for giving me the link to this wonderful recipe, Padhu!

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  2. Very simple rice.. perfect for lunch box..

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  3. Hi,

    You have given ginger in the ingredients, but have not used in the recipe. Please update when to use ginger.

    Thanks.

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  4. superb best and easy for lunchbox

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  5. I tried this rice and it came out very well..... My husband likes all ur recipes which i tried.....thanks :)

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  6. tried this recipie it came out gud..thank u :)

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  7. Hi Padhu, prepared this today...its yummy. tx for the recipe

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  8. Very yummy recipes n perfect methods which can't go wrong, non are misleading.... Thank You :)

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  9. hi padhu,
    is it ok if i add uncooked rice and cook them along with brinjal and give 2 -3 whistles in cooker?

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  10. Aarthi - if you cook like that the brinjals will become mushy and the rice will not taste good. So cook both separately and then mix together.

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  11. hi mam , im damn fan of ur recipes ,2day i tried this recipe really came out well , ur recipes r very useful to beginners like me ,thank u so much ,can i ask u one doubt mam ? y u r using basmati rice to this dish ?

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  12. Hema - You can use any rice for this recipe.

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  13. I love all your recipes.....you have made my cooking easy and very delicious too. Thank you so much Ma'am

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  14. Hi I tried this recipe and it turned out fantastic.thanks dear I love all your recipes.

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  15. hai padhu,
    this receipe is so tastyand also different . my chid like this very much. she convey thanks to u . thank uuuuu so much padhu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. Hi.. I tried this recipe today sans tomato. it turned out so wellllll... Can we add onions to this recipe? Please reply

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    1. Of course,you can add onions (thinly sliced lengthwise).It will be even more delicious. I have tried it with onions also which I will post later.

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