Rice - 1 cup
Brinjal - 200 gms
Onion - 1
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 2

For Tadka :

Mustard - 1 tsp
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Jeera seeds - 1 tsp
Curry and Coriander leaves.

To grind :

Coconut - 3 pieces
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Peanuts(roasted) - 1 tsp


1) Soak rice in water for 20 minutes.

2) Meanwhile , heat oil in a pressure cooker . Once hot, add mustard, jeera, channa dal and dried curry leaves . 

3) Once it splutters , add chopped onion and green chillies, saute till tender .

4) Then, saute the grinder masala, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, garam masala and chilli powder well till the oil separates out. 

5) Then add chopped brinjals, mix it well with the masala for 3 minutes.

5) Add 1 cup of water for 1 cup of basmati rice.

5) Finally add soaked rice. Pressure cook for 1 whistle and leave in dum for 10 minutes. Allow the steam to leave. Open the lid and mix it well before serving. Garnish it with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with raitha or any kurma .

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Unknown said...

looks yummy so mouth watering yesterday only i made this rice but mine is little different

Anonymous said...

I have never made or had brinjal rice. Shall try this recipe sometime..:-)

Gita Jaishankar said...

I love brinjal rice, this one looks very delicious Shama :)

vidhas said...

Brinjal rice is so tempting. I love brinjal rice. I make it in different way.

Unknown said...

looks delicious..long time I made this..I even add commercial vaangi baath powder to this rice.

Adlak's tiny world said...

Its my daughters favrt... yrs is tempting.

Deepthi Shankar said...

a new recipe for me, sounds yummm

Chitra said...

Hi yasmeen,
I love brinjals but hubby hates it.I think he will eat this one.will sure give it a try!!

Chitra said...

hi shama,yummy recipe.i love brinjals.but my hubby dont.will sure give this a try and lemme see.i think he'll like it:)soory to mention ur name wrongly in my previous comment:(.just a little confusion.do visit my blog when u find time:)

sriharivatsan said...

My favo rice..Looking yummy..

sriharivatsan said...

Looking yummy..My favo

Nithya Praveen said...

In Karnataka,India this is called Vangibhath and taste very well with the Green long Brinjals...Looks delicious!

Sum Raj said...

this looks soo yummy..

Andhra Flavors said...

its new to me this type brinjal rice. lovely one.

Rajani said...

been wanting to make brinjal rice for quite sometime now. 1 quest. is there any specific kind of brinjal to use? I have one large bhartha brinjal lying around? will that be fine?

Vidhya said...

sounds simple and looks really yummy. I made this on saturday. yours looks really new way of making this rice.

Preety said...

never tried brinjal rice..but i do make brinjal curry to eat with rice..

Sunshinemom said...

This is a tasty variation to vangibath. I cut the brinjal very small as I do not like the veggies very much and use vangibath powder to spice it up.

AnuSriram said...

Looks delicious! I make it in a different way!

anudivya said...

My mom makes this often and calls it vangibath. LIke your version too.

Premyscakes said...

It looks yummy and sounds very simple too.

Roo said...

nice recipe... new to me... pic is inviting

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