Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Welcome to my cookbook Cookerypoint. Belated Christmas and New Year Wishes to all. Today my recipe is Eggplant Briyani. This recipe belongs to South Indian Cuisine. The main ingredient is eggplant. Here tiny brinjals can also be used. Mostly Briyani is made with Basmathi rice. There is a secret step to prevent your briyani looking mushy . Soak the rice and fry it with ghee which makes your rice separate. Try out this South Indian Recipe and make your lunch perfect. Now, lets go to our recipe .....


Eggplant - 1 medium
Small onion - 1 cup
Basmathi rice - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tspn
Curry leaves - little
Salt as required
Water - 2 cups
Oil as required
Ghee - 1 tbspn

For Making Masala Powder:

Cloves - 2 no
Coriander seeds - 1 tspn
Channa dal - 1 tspn
Urad dal - 1 tspn
Methi seeds - 1/2 tspn
Red Chilli - 2-3 no
Pepper corns - 1/2 tspn
Coconut - 1 tbspn (Grated)
Tamrind - Small lemon size


Wash and soak Basmathi rice for 20 minutes.
Fry the rice with the ghee in a pan.
Make the masala powder with the above said ingredients.
Dry roast the masala powder ingredients expect tamrind.
Grind the roasted ingredients with tamrind.
Make it as powder without adding water and now masala powder is ready.
Cut the eggplant in to vertical pieces and fry it in oil.
Heat oil in cooker,add small onions and fry it till transulent.
Add turmeric powder,salt and roasted masala powder and fry them well.
Now add fried rice,water and fried brinjal to the cooker.
Check the salt and put it in medium flame.
Cook the rice for one whistle and switch off the flame.
Garnish it with coriander leaves and curry leaves.
Now, Eggplant Briyani is ready to serve.

Serving Suggestion:

Eggplant Briyani can be served with Onion Raitha.  This South Indian Recipe makes perfect lunch.

Please Note : I am introduced by EC's Budding Blogger Series. I would like to thank EC for making my introduction in series.

I am sending this recipe for the event Kavita's Healing Foods - Eggplant originated by Siri.

I am also sending this recipe to Akila's - Dish Name Starts with E event.



Viki's Kitchen said...

This is very innovative dear. Never tasted a biryani with eggplant. Must have tasted great. Looks tempting like a neatly done nv biryani:)

ila said...

Thanks Viki.... try this and hope u would like this :)

eni said...

hmm yaaa its a yummy briyani than...
chicken and mutton briyani ineresting to do in
non-veg, mushrooom and veg briyani in veg dish nw i got interested to prepare egg plant briyani...i hope it will be yummy and tummy full and cool...

ila said...

Thanks for ur comment eniya...
Try this and lemme kniw ut feedback :)

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Ila.. this looks so innovative..
Can have this for a sunday lunch with raita... good one..

ila said...

Hi Kirthi....
Thanks for stopping here.
Thanks for the appreciation....
try this and have fun :)
Lemme know hw t comes :)
Keep Visiting :)

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