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:

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely combination, looks delicious!

Vinolia said... Reply To This Comment

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!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

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

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Madhuri said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ruchikacooks said... Reply To This Comment

lovely combo! who wouldnt like rajma and eggplant?

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

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

Cooking Foodie said... Reply To This Comment

Nice ingredients to make a pulao..

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Yummy Team said... Reply To This Comment

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

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ammu Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

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

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combo and it is so tempting!!

Rumana Rawat said... Reply To This Comment

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

Harini said... Reply To This Comment

novel combo!shall try it soon!

Springbird said... Reply To This Comment

never had this combo in rice...

Pavithra Srihari said... Reply To This Comment

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

Taste of Beirut said... Reply To This Comment

That is a wonderful dish, totally wonderful!

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Apu said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combination!!

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

something really yumm and something really delicious..

Kamalika said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kiran said... Reply To This Comment

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

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

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

shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Tempting combo and wonderful presentation

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

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.

sonu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

looks great Priya! Yum!!

Kanchan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Life is beautiful!!! said... Reply To This Comment

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

PranisKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

sweetartichoke said... Reply To This Comment

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!

Meena said... Reply To This Comment

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

Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Subhie Arun said... Reply To This Comment

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

SathyaSridhar said... Reply To This Comment

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...

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

unusual and tasty tasty

Sridevi said... Reply To This Comment

Nice flavorful masala rice with eggplant and rajma.

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

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

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

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

Silpa said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suma Rowjee said... Reply To This Comment

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

Hari Chandana said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Gita Jaishankar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Deepti Pawar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Siddhi S said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

I luv the gr8 combination of pulao..

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

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