Aubergine is a favourite vegetable at my place and I make various dishes with them. This is one awesome recipe that I learnt from a Bangalore friend.
I have not done justice to this recipe in terms of the pictures, but I can vouch for the taste ...try it out and it will become one keeper recipe!!!
Brinjal Tawa Biriyani :
Preparation time:20 minutes
Cooking time:20 minutes
For the spice paste:
2.Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
4.Cinnamon- 1" stick
5.Poppy seeds ( khus khus) -1 tsp
6.Roasted peanuts - 2 tbsp
7.Ginger - small piece( 1 tsp grated)
8.Green Chillies-5 to 6
9.Fresh Coconut -2 tbsp( optional)
10. Green Cardamom -2
11. Ghee - 1 tbsp
For the Brinjal Fry :
1. Brinjal/ Aubergines - 10 to 15 ( medium size variety - purple ones) - cut as shown in picture
2. Ghee / Clarified Butter - 2 tbsp
3.Rice flour -2 tsp
4. Rava/Semolina -1 tsp
5.Sattu powder / Roasted Bengal gram powder / Pottukadalai Maavu -1/2 tsp ( optional)
Basmati Rice - 2 cups ( 1 cup= 200 ml)
1. In a plate ,mix rice flour,semolina and gram powder.
2. Wash and cut the brinjal . Place them in a colander and give them a wash again. The excess water will drain.
Leave them in the colander for 5 minutes.
3. Now, coat the brinjal with the flour already prepared. Heat a large wide pan with Ghee. When the ghee is hot, add the flour coated brinjal.
4.Cook in low flame for 15 minutes or until the brinjal is crispy. You can see the shine on them.
5. While the brinjal is cooking, grind the spice paste. You can add one red chilli if you want more spice.
6. Now fry the spice paste in a tbsp of Ghee for 5 to 7 minutes.
7. Add the cooked spice paste to the crispy brinjals. Mix well. Let it cook for 2 minutes in low flame.
8. Switch off. Add the Cooked Basmati rice,mix well.You can garnish with chopped cilantro/ Mint leaves.
Your Brinjal Tawa Biriyani is ready to be served!
Chef Tips :
1. You can use oil instead of Ghee if you have diet restrictions.
2. Use fresh Brinjal/ Aubergine
3. I used regular rice instead of Basmati and it tasted so good. Just make sure not o make the rice mushy.