Tuesday, October 28, 2008

VangiBhath/Brinjal rice


Boiled rice - 1 cup
Brinjal - 3 nos (cut it Vertically as long pieces)
Onion - 1(big)- chopped
Lemon - 1/2 or Tamarind juice - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal/Uzhundhu - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp or as per need
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few


1. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard and urad dal, add onion, curry leaves and fry
2. Add turmeric, chilli powder, salt to the onion and mix well.
3. Add brinjal, (tamarind juice, a pinch of sugar) and mix well with the ingredients added so that it get mixed evenly.
4. Simmer the gas and close the lid and let it cook for 5 mins.
5. After 5 mins, mix it well, check for salt and close the lid for another 5 mins.
6. When it is cooked, add lemon juice, coriander leaves and mix well.
7. Turn off the gas, add boiled rice now and mix well.


All kootu varieties suits this dish.