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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2cups Cooked rice
1no Large eggplant (chopped finely)
1/2cup Cooked sprouted moth beans
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
2nos Bay leaves
1/2tsp Caraway seeds
Few coriander leaves
2tbsp Coriander seeds
1tbsp Sesame seeds
1tsp Cumin seeds
3tbsp Grated coconut
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..