Thursday, January 27, 2011

Eggplant & Sprouted Moth Beans Masala Rice

I usually make vaangibhathn whenever i feel like having rice dishes prepared with eggplants, the quite famous eggplant bhath which goes for a special spice powder,rice and eggplants... For a change i tried out making a similar masala rice using finely chopped eggplants and some cooked sprouted moth beans..I went for a simple spice powder using coriander seeds, sesame seeds, dry red chillies,cumin seeds,fenugreek seeds, peppercorns,asafoetida powder and grated coconut, once dry roasted these spices are grounded as a fine powder which give a fabulous flavour to this rice...Quite an easy masala rice goes prefectly for a lunch box menu also a completely one pot meal...To give more flavour to this delicious rice, i used caraway seeds for tempering along with bayleaves...Since i have added sprouted moth beans,needless to say that this rice is quite healthy and nutritious too..Sending this rice to CMT-Kathol guest hosted by LG, event by Jagruti & to Healing Foods-Eggplant guest hosted by Kavita..

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Eggplant & Sprouted Moth Beans Rice

2cups Cooked rice
1no Large eggplant (chopped finely)
1/2cup Cooked sprouted moth beans
2nos Onions(chopped)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Salt
Oil
2nos Bay leaves
1/2tsp Caraway seeds
Few coriander leaves

Spice powder:
2tbsp Coriander seeds
1tbsp Sesame seeds
1tsp Cumin seeds
3tbsp Grated coconut
1tsp Peppercorns
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/2tsp Fenugreek seeds

Dry roast all the ingredients given under 'spice powder' one by one and grind as fine powder,keep aside...Heat enough oil,fry the bayleaves, caraway seeds until they turns brown, add immediately the choped onions, slit opened green chillies,cook until the onions turns transculent..now add the eggplant pieces,turmeric powder, cooked moth beans, cook everything for few minutes until the eggplant pieces get half cooked..Add the already prepared spice powder as per need to the cooking veggies with salt, put the flame in simmer and cook until the veggies get completely cooked..

Add the cooked rice to the veggies, toss gently until everything get well mixed..put off the stove, garnish the rice with chopped coriander leaves..Enjoy hot with fried papads..

46 comments:

  1. mouth-watering..eggplant are my all time fav:)

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  2. I have a pack of this beans should try this rice. ooks delish.

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  3. Wow!!! I love eggplants and this rice looks so delicious and healthy.

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  4. Looks yummy Priya..reminded me of my fav Vaangi baath...addition of sprouts makes it so nutricious and Lovely:)

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  5. Lovely preparation with eggplant and moth beans Priya..hugs and smiles

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  6. Healthy rice Priya.Never tried the combo at all.

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  7. A very delicious rice dish with all my favourite spices there. Would be so good with curries...mmmm. Thanks very much for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  8. love the combo of spice powder u have added. Eggplant and moth sprout good combo

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  9. Rice looks very tempting! its colour is so pretty! and I am intrigued by the moth sprouts: totally new to me :-)

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  10. I never tried eggplant rice before. Looks yummy..

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  11. Adding sprouts makes it so much more healthy

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  12. Slurp soo tempting and drool-worthy dish..

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  13. Such a flavoured rice...yummylicious! :D

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  14. never have used moth beans in cooking but have heard of its good nutrients. this one pot meal looks delish!

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  15. I love rice dishes. Indian cuisine has the best of them (=

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  16. Eggplant rice looks so tempting,lovely and flavorful rice.

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  17. looks devourable..am feeling hungry now..

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  18. This looks very interesting. it would make a perfect lunch. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  19. Looks very very inviting and such a flavorful rice...

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  20. A lovely one pot meal ...... good combo :)

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  21. Masala rice with eggplant looks so tempting

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  22. wow...yummy dish...healthy one pot meal

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  23. Lovely combo of eggplant and rice. Looks very colorful.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  24. Looks very attractive, this is truly tongue tickling :)

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  25. Always a treat to my eyes to see your recipes...so yummy and healthy!

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  26. Delicious and easy recipe Priya.

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  27. I am amazed at all the varieties of rice dishes available. This is wonderful addition to your collection...

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  28. I like anything with eggplant- delicious rice!

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  29. Priya, I love your rice dishes! You got me now I am a bean eater and never heard of moth bean. How do they look? Does it go by a different name?

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  30. delicious and flavorful rice...

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  31. Mouth-Watering priya!!!! Love that Masala!!!!

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  32. I love, love eggplant and anything made with it! The rice looks mouthwatering :)

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