Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Brinjal Black Eye Peas Biryani / Brinjal Biryani

         For a change tried Biryani with Brinjal and Black eye Peas. This was really different and from our usual vegetable/ non veg biryani. Brinjal flavor was lightly dominant and also i added one small potato which enhanced the taste and flavor of biryani. I used to Electric Rice cooker to make this Biryani that was quick and easy method. And also in this way brinjals and potato didn't turn mushy and was firm enough and tender. Try this and let me know h it turns out to U. The recipe as follows...






Ingredients
  1. Basmati Rice    1 and 1/2 cup (if measured with 160 ml cup)
  2. Brinjal    5 medium (small purple color brinjal)
  3. Black eye Peas    1/4 cup (cooked or canned)
  4. Potato    1 small (diced)  or 1/8 cup
  5. Onion    1 large (sliced)
  6. Green chili     5 no.s(slitted)
  7. Tomato    2 medium (chopped)
  8. Cumin powder    3/4 tsp
  9. Turmeric powder    1/4 tsp
  10. Garam Masala Powder    1/2 tsp
  11. Salt   to taste
  12. Cilantro   2 tbsp(finely chopped)
To Wet Grind
  1. Ginger    2" large pieces -3
  2. Garlic    10 cloves
  3. Cashew nuts    10 no.s
  4. Green chili   2 
  5. Fennel seeds    1/2 tsp
  6. Cilantro    1/2 cup or 10-12 stems
To Temper
  1. Oil     3 tbsp
  2. Fennel seeds    1/4 tsp
  3. Clove    4 no.s
  4. Cinnamon    2" stick
  5. Cardamom    3 no.s
  6. Bay leaf     2-3 small one

Method
  • Soak Basmati rice for at least 20-30 minutes before u use.
  • Grind all the ingredients under " to wet Grind" using 2 tbsp water to a fine smooth paste and keep ready.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add the tempering ingredients and fry lightly.
  • Then add ground masala paste and saute until raw smell leaves,followed by onions,turmeric powder and green chili.
  • Saute them for another 1-2 minutes and then add tomatoes and saute until it turns soft and mushy.
  • After that add chopped brinjal and potatoes and stir fry for 2 minutes.
  • Then add black eye peas,cumin powder and garam masala powder and stir fry everything for 2-3 minutes or until the masala blend completely with the vegs.
  • Now transfer everything to rice cooker,add enough water,chopped cilantro leaves and salt, stir well and cook until done.
  • That's it...Tasty and Flavorful Brinjal Black eye peas Biryani is ready, Enjoy with boiled Eggs and Raitha.

Notes:
Instead of Brinjal, you can use any vegetable,fried paneer,soya chunks,mushroom anything...likewise black eye peas can be replaced with green peas,black beans, or any desired legume.
Half cooked or just soaked black eyes is best. If using canned ones, drain the water and use it.
Adjust green chili according to your taste. The above measurement will give u a medium Hot Biryani.

Sending this recipe to the event,Vardhini's very popular Dish It Out Event ~ Brinjal and Garlic guest hosting by Me.

38 comments:

  1. Amazing Biryani, must try and I'll try soon :))

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  2. This is the first time i am seeing brinjal in biryani :)...nicee!

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  3. Super tempting biriyani,looks delicious and sounds inviting...

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  4. Nice combo. Good presentation

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  5. Biriyani looks so tempting. Will try sometime.

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  6. clicks are beautiful..this recipe is very new to me..love the presentation with egg slices :)

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  7. Delicious looking rice. I make a curry out of brinjal and black eyed bean and I love that combo.

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  8. That's a nice twist to the regular briyani, looks so perfectly cooked, will try it and let you know..

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    1. thanks Hema...sure give a try, you will love it :)

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  9. lovely biriyani! send me some :-) hv u gotten urself a new camera....ur pics deftly seem to be better than before...good job at that!

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    1. sure buddy :) yup got new SLR for Thanks Giving and learning a lot to improvise more..

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  10. What a splendid mingling of flaovrs - looks So yum, Sangee :)

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  11. This sounds very interesting Sangee. You always manage to come up with good combos. I have only made vaangi baath with brinjals. This looks very scrumptious.

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  12. wow, biriyani looks totally yum Sangee..very flavourful and delicious, liked the combo, wish we were neighbours, i would have been a daily visitor to ur home :)

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    1. Hey Sobha..U are Always Welcome and i am lucky to have u as my neighbor :)

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  13. wat a unique biriyani recipe...wud love to try this!

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  14. I am sure it tasted awesome with all the wonderful flavors that went into making this.

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  15. biriyani looks so tasty...nice pics!

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  16. Such a new and innovative recipe Sangee..love it totally. And I too like to use my rice cooker to make most of the rice dishes, so convenient isn't it.

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  17. Biriyani looks inviting Sangee .. hope your kiddo is doing better now.

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  18. Perfect one pot meal.. Nice combo of veggies

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  19. Mmmm..I love the combo of brinjals and potatoes...this biriyani sounds good and looks really delicious.

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  20. this is such a neat idea, to put in black eyed peas... not only have i never tasted brinjal in pulav before, but those black eyed peas also look yum :)

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  21. Great Combo Biryani Dear.Seems so delsh and well done.

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  22. delicious briyani!!perfectly cooked!

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  23. adding karamani is very interesting..briyani looks yumm!!

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  24. What an amazing way of preparing rice with black peas!! )

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  25. Wat a unique and very innovative briyani,love the addition of black eyed peas.

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  26. wow very nice combo and biriyani looks very inviting!

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  27. Lovely Biryani, I will sent something for your event, beautiful clicks too..

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    1. Thanks Jayasri...would love to have your entries :)

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  28. Nice clicks!!New combo..sounds great :)

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  29. Sounds like a great idea! Looks so delicious! :) Mouthwatering now!

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  30. tasty and delicious looking...nice combo.

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  31. awesome combo....biriyani looks delicious....

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  32. Really tasty and tempting preparation.
    Thanks for sharing.

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