Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Vegan Eggplant & Sunflower Seeds Powder Rice/Kathirikkai Podi Rice

After making two delicious kid's friendly lunch box dishes, i couldnt stop myself making an another delicious lunch box dish with a healthy twist in it. Usually i love to make eggplant rice with a special spice powder to make them more flavourful and delicious. And my today's recipe is definitely a different recipe you would have never crossed yet. I prepared this eggplant rice with a flavorsome rich spice powder using sunflower seeds along with other usual spices. I have prepared couple of breads using sunflower seeds, but never tried them in my cooking. Since i want to make a super duper twist to the usual eggplant rice, i simply opted for a spice powder which goes for Sunflower seeds. Initially i was bit skeptical to use sunflower seeds in this spice powder but seriously i want to give a try eventhough its the first time am preparing a spice powder with sunflower seeds.

Vegan Sunflower Seeds Podi Rice

Its been almost three weeks, am running a month of blogging marathon with 4 themes for 4 weeks. And we are successfully running this month's blogging marathon, am thanking god that i could prepare all my 26 dishes almost in time eventhough i started cooking a bit late. Coming to this dish, this rice when packed in a kid's or an adult's lunch box along with some prefect side dish, makes an excellent lunch. Satisfying and filling dish definitely with a nice aroma in it. This dish may sounds almost like the popular Vangi bath though the spice powder is prepared with sunflower seeds. If you want to make something different from your usual rice dishes, dont forget to check this ultimate flavourful eggplant rice.

Vegan &Gluten free Eggplant rice

2cup Cooked Rice
2cups Eggplants (cubed)
1+1/2tbsp Oil
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1tsp Channa dal
1tsp Urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies

Sunflower Seeds Powder:
1/4cup Grated coconut
1/4cup Sunflower seeds
1tbsp Sesame seeds
1tbsp Coriander seeds
1tbsp Channa dal
1tsp Peppercorns
1tbsp Urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
1/2tsp Asafoetida powder

Dry roast all the ingredients given for the sunflower seeds powder and grind them as fine powder, keep aside.

Heat the oil and fry the eggplants and salt until the eggplants get cooked, keep aside.

Heat enough oil and let splutters the mustard seeds, urad dal and add the channa dal, curry leaves, red chillies.

Once they get well fried, the grounded spice powder, keep in simmer until the oil gets separates.

Eggplant Sunflower Seeds Podi Rice

Now add the already cooked eggplant cubes, salt and cook until eggplants are tender, put off the stove.

Finally add the cooked rice and toss everything gently, adjust the salt if needed.

Enjoy with potato chips, fries or with eggs.

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Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

What a great idea of using sunflower seeds in vangibhath powder priya ! Super

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy n yummy one.. The twist with the sunflower seeds is so cool:)

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! the spice powder is so flavorful, Priya.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

What a lovely combination of ingredients you have added to this rice dish Priya, looks so inviting!

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

wow loving that sunflower seed powder... very interesting to incorporate it with eggplant. Great idea Priya. Thanks for sharing this brilliant idea.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Using eggplants in rice is new to me , and making a podi with sunflower seeds is so innovative ! I too had made a spicy mix with seeds to toss some popcorn!

Sharmila kingsly said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. So good.. Lovely use of sunflower powder... Tempts me a lot!!

Sandhiya said... Reply To This Comment

Eggplant rice sounds so flavorful and yummy. Love that sunflower spice powder you have used in this recipe, it must be treat for all eggplant lovers !!!

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, that is such an interesting recipe with sunflower seeds. I would never have thought of using sunflower seeds to make a masala like that. Looks and sounds absolutely delicious.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

That is super innovative Priya. Using sunflower seeds in spice powder must have given it an amazing flavour. I have used sunflower seeds in crackers but haven't tried it this way.

Preeti said... Reply To This Comment

Love the combination of eggplant with rice and addition of sunflower seeds are interesting.

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

Just using eggplants in the that looks good. I love how the South Indian cuisine has so many versions of podi to pep up any dish.

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Eggplant rice is my favorite and with the sunflower seeds podi it must have tasted amazing.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

I am absolutely loving this recipe and my eyes are totally on the masala vadai next to the rice. What a lovely combo and wish I can eat some now.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Never thought of using sunflower seeds in a spice powder and now I am thinking why not? The rice looks super.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

I love how you include seeds in such versatile style of yours aks :) Sunflowerpodi is an excellent idea and the eggplant rice with this aromatic podi looks so divine and delicious !!

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

I like to add podi to rice recipes and this one is sure to be very flavorful. And also I', a huge fan of brinjal. I can imagine how tasty this rice would be!