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:

Jaisy James said... Reply To This Comment

rice looks delicious

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said... Reply To This Comment

wow so healthy and looks so delicious... :)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

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

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Eggplant rice looks so delicious..

Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kurinji said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting n innovative recipe...
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Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jaya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy rice Priya.Never tried the combo at all.

MaryMoh said... Reply To This Comment

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

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

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

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so inviting :)

sweetartichoke.com said... Reply To This Comment

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

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

I never tried eggplant rice before. Looks yummy..

honeybeecooksjackfruit said... Reply To This Comment

Adding sprouts makes it so much more healthy

Spoonfuls of love, added to every recipe !!! said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely como ... healthy n tasty

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Slurp soo tempting and drool-worthy dish..

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Such a flavoured rice...yummylicious! :D

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

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

~Lisa~ said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Eggplant rice looks so tempting,lovely and flavorful rice.

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Innovative and yummy

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely combo!

Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

looks devourable..am feeling hungry now..

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

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

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

love this recipe!!

Satrupa said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sharmilee! :) said... Reply To This Comment

Masala rice with eggplant looks so tempting

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

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

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Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

yummy this is a filling dish

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

spicy n healthy rice..

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely combo of eggplant and rice. Looks very colorful.

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Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very attractive, this is truly tongue tickling :)

Vaishali Sharma said... Reply To This Comment

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

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and easy recipe Priya.

HGourmet Foodie said... Reply To This Comment

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

Krithi's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so tasty and healthy...

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

I like anything with eggplant- delicious rice!

Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

ABSOLUTELY YUMM :>

Heguiberto said... Reply To This Comment

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?

Soumya said... Reply To This Comment

delicious and flavorful rice...

PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ameya said... Reply To This Comment

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

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

Very creative dear, looks superb.