Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Quick Eggplant Rice

I was stuck with some important work and could not blog actively. I am toooo happy to be back blogging. Today, we made a quick eggplant rice and it was yummmm!!!!
Ingredients:
Cooked Rice - 3 cups
Eggplant - 1 cup, diced
Onion - 1 medium, diced
Thick Tamarind Pulp - 3 tbsp
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Chana Dal - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2tbsp
Salt - As per taste

Grind To Powder:
Dry Shredded Coconut - 1 tbsp
Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cloves - 12

Method of Preparation:
1. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, after they splutter add chana dal, urad dal, cumin seeds. Fry for a minute. Add chopped onions, fry for 2 minutes on medium heat.
2. Add turmeric powder, chopped eggplant and stir. Cook covered for 3-4 minutes. Stir in between.
3. Add the ground powder and tamarind pulp, salt, mix well. Cook covered for 2 minutes on medium to low heat.
4. After oil starts oozing out, add the cooked rice and mix well so that all the rice gets an even coating of the eggplant mixture.
5. Cook on low heat for 2 more minutes, stirring in between.
6. Enjoy the quick eggplant rice hot.

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