Kathrikai Saadam/Brinjal Rice

For the last week of the marathon, i am gonna Revisit my old posts and refurbish them with new coat of poly!! ha, effects of watching Cars, Cars2 for a 7 days!!! πŸ™‚ Holidays on, for my kiddo so t is Movies, Park, Play all the time!!! πŸ™‚
For the next 3 days, i will be editing my old posts with new pictures. I have chosen recipes, which i make often. Once such is, Brinjal Rice, Quickie Mixed Rice, if you try once, you will definitely make it often, for its combo of masala’s and even the brinjal-hating kiddo’s too would love it for that Kick of spice.
Ingredients
2 Cups cooked Rice,
5-6 Brinjals
1 medium onion
1 medium tomatoes
2-3 tbsp Oil
Curry leaves a few
Salt to taste
1 tsp shredded ginger
Fresh Coriander for garnishing
Roast n Grind
2 tbsp Chana Dal/Gram Dal
1 tbsp Coriander Seeds
1 tbsp Skinned Peanuts
1 tbsp Fresh grated Coconut
5-6 Red Chillies
marble-sized tamarind

Method
Spiced Yoghurt
1/2 Cup Yoghurt
1/2 tsp of shredded ginger
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp each, cumin powder and Red Chili Powder
  • Whisk the curd well. Add Ginger, cumin and red chili powder, Mix well. 
  • Add Salt just before serving, mix well and Serve along any mixed rice.

Making the Brinjal Rice
  • Dry Roast the ingredients under Roast n Grind, except tamarind and coconut. Grind the roasted ingredients along with tamarind and coconut Coarsely.
  • Remove the stem of the brinjals and slice them lengthwise.
  • Heat oil in a Non-stick Pan, Splutter mustard seeds, add hing and Curry leaves.
  • Add onions and saute until translucent, next add tomatoes, add 1/4 cup water and let Tomatoes Cook and become soft and ooze oil.
  • Next add Brinjals, Mix  well.Cover and cook in a low flame for 10 minutes.
  • When the Brinjals are half-cooked, add the grounded masala powder and salt to it.Mix well.
  • Cover and Cook in a Simmer flame until done, takes about 8-10 minutes.
  • Take it off the stove,  Add the Cooked Rice and mix well.  Garnish with Coriander leaves and shredded ginger. Serve Warm with Spiced Yogurt.