Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rajma & Eggplant Pulao

Personally i felt to combine legumes with veggies to make out some pulao..Its fun to prepare this combination and also they are quite like one pot meal which suits prefectly for a lunch box menu..This pulao tastes quite similar like vaangibath with sauteed eggplants chunks, rajma along with ginger garlic paste and a masala paste prepared with coriander seeds, red dry chillies,cumin seeds, grated coconut, cardamom seeds and cinnamon stick..Easy to prepare this pulao goes awesome along with fried papads or simple potato roast, we enjoyed having this delicious rajma and eggplant pulao for our today's lunch with fried papads and hard boiled eggs..Am sending this  rajma and eggplant pulao to Anita's Vegetable Marathon Event-Beans,my event CWS-Cardamom...


2cups Basmati rice
3cups Coconut milk
1cup Rajma (cooked)
2cups Eggplants (chopped as small cubes)
1no Onion (chopped lengthwise)
1no Tomato (big & chopped)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
2nos Bayleaves, cloves, cinnamon stick, cardamoms
Curry leaves
Salt
Oil

To Grind:
2tsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Cumin seeds
6nos Dry red chillies
1no Cardamom seeds
1inch Cinnamon stick
1no Cloves
3tsps Grated coconut

Fry all the ingredients given in the list 'to grind' one by one with few drops of oil until they turns golden brown, grind as fine masala powder and keep aside..Meanwhile wash the basmati rice,soak for 15minutes and cook along with coconut milk  in a rice cooker,once the rice get cooked, keep aside and let them cool..

Heat enough oil, fry the bayleaves, cinnamon stick,cloves and cardamoms and add the chopped onions and chopped tomatoes,slit opened green chillies and saute until the veggies get half cooked, add the ginger garlic paste and saute until the veggies get completely cooked, now add the chopped eggplant pieces..cook until the eggplants turns mushy..finally add cooked rajma,curry leaves,salt and the grounded spice powder as per need..cook everything in simmer with lid closed until the oil get separates...finally add the already cooked basmati rice and toss gently everything get well mixed...

Serve hot with fried papads or simple potato roast..

52 comments:

  1. Lovely combination, looks delicious!

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  2. wow Priya, that's a nice filling and delicious, healthy rice!!!

    this combination ( eggplants/rajma)and precooking the rice with coconut milk, sounds new and interesting!!! must have been great with the papads!! nice recipe!!

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  3. Wow, what an unusual combination. You are really creative Priya.

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  4. Priya,
    Rajma and egg plant pulao looks really awesome. I need to make it.

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  5. Pulao sounds very delicious with rich flavour of coconut and basmati. Bookmarked!

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  6. You are right, Priya. Besides being delicious, beans make the dish more healthier.

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  7. lovely combo! who wouldnt like rajma and eggplant?

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  8. Nice combo of bean and veggie for the pulao. Looks awesome dear!

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  9. Nice ingredients to make a pulao..

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  10. What a brilliant idea! You are such a creative cook :)

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  11. Very unique combo..like the contrast colours with the rice. Looks good.

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  12. Hey priya..This recipe is somewhat similar t vangibhath recipe right?

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  13. Hy Priya,
    Wow, that's a nice, simple and yet very very yummy recipe from u once again.

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  14. Nice combo and it is so tempting!!

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  15. Rajma is my favorite.. and this looks yummy:-)

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  16. novel combo!shall try it soon!

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  17. never had this combo in rice...

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  18. very nice combo ... both are my favourites , more than that it is cooked with coconut milk. Should I say how good it would taste. simply awesome

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  19. That is a wonderful dish, totally wonderful!

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  20. never heard this before very nice and tasty rice, loving it.

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  21. something really yumm and something really delicious..

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  22. Thats really very innovative and healthy....looks very tasty...

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  23. Very nice and unique combo priya, def looks delicious from the ingredients used in it...

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  24. A very nicely presented pulao.Rajma and Eggplant a very unique combination.

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  25. A beautifully presented rice dish! With all the listed ingredients and spices, this must have tasted heavenly!

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  26. Tempting combo and wonderful presentation

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  27. I try to do the same and sometime make mizadrra whcih is a rice pilaf with red lentils. this idea sounds and looks delicious. a great one pot meal option thanks.
    between made your saffron oats peda and it was an instant hit in my household. thanks again for sharing Priya.

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  28. what a unique ...combination..never heard of this...my god !! how on earth do u think & create these types yaar..hats off to you..

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  29. Oh.. do we think alike ??? Cos just yesterday I prepared Rajma rice though eggplant was missing it.

    Similarly my cabbage is still lying with couple of cabbage recipes last week :D

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  30. Priya looks very good and with rajma it is definitely a healthy try :)

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  31. rajma egglant combination is really good.cooking the rice with coconut milk will give nce flavor.for ghee rice preparation i used to do that not at all time..priya rice:cmilk -2:3 ratio will be fine..or 2:4

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  32. Waow, one more yummy looking pulao :-)that I am going to try soon!
    You are such an awesome and inspired cook!
    Thanks for the recipes and for the clear explanations you provide in the blog!

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  33. never thought of adding rajma n eggplant together...very unique combo...love it!

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  34. I love beans in pulao, neve rmade this combo, looks so so delicous. I know if i add eggplants shyama will be picking it out. Should make it when she is not home for lunch.

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  35. wow..such a healthy n delicious rice..nice combo n presentation!

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  36. Wooow!!! Priya,,, superb rice recipe with healthy combo with rajma dear,,athuvum nalla masala ellam araichu seithurukkenega enakku antha ingredients n preparation padikkum poedhe echil ooruthu,,,really nice spicy healthy rice dish paa...

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  37. Nice flavorful masala rice with eggplant and rajma.

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  38. Such a droolworthy pulao! I feel like gobbling every morsel of it!

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  39. I like rajma and eggplants...this is the dish for me!

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  40. Wow. gr8 combo. Thanks 4 sending ths entry priya..

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  41. Two of my favs here, rajma and eggplants..am sure to find this yumm..

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  42. Very innovative recipe.. wonderful combination... looks perfect!!

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  43. Priya thanks for the quick response..
    ya once we soak the rice, not necessary for the 1:2 ratio.i usually go with this ratio because i am not soaking the rice at all time.next time will try this ratio..ok dear

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  44. My favorite cooking method..I will prefer to prepare masala like you have done..Good one priya...

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  45. What a delicious and healthy pulav Priya...love this veggie combination...looks awesome :)

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  46. Yummy rice dish, Priya. It is pretty much on the lines on how I make Vaangibhaat. Will try it soon!

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  47. wow very temptingn spicy pulao priya...nice combo of rjma n eggplant

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  48. I luv the gr8 combination of pulao..

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  49. Wow...that looks lovely and yummy. Delicious combo. Nice colour.

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