Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Ghee Rice n Andhra styled whole Brinjal gravy

 Ghee Rice n Andhra styled whole Brinjal gravy

 Ghee Rice 
  • Basmathi rice-1 cup
  • water-2 cups 
  • Onion -l 
  • Cloves-3 or 4
  • Cinnamon -1 inch piece 
  • Cardamom-1
  • Bay leaf -1 
  • Cashewnuts - 6 to 8 
  • Ghee -4 tbsp 
  • Salt for taste 
Soak the rice for about 20 mts n drain well ! 

Chop onions lenghtwise . 

In a cooker  ,add ghee ,Cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf, cashewnuts ,cardamom and fry till they puff n then add onion n fry till pink , add the rice , fry for a minute .Add water ,salt n pressure cook for 2 whistle ! 

Andhra styled whole Brinjal gravy

  • Baby Brinjal ( small round brinjal's ) ...10 ( i used green variety )
  • Tamarind-Lemon size  
  •  Peanuts..1/2 cup  
  •  White Sesame Seeds..1/4 th cup   
  • Oil - 1 tblsp 
  • Cinnamon stick-1/2 inch 
  •  Cloves-3
  • Bay leaf-1
  •  Onion -1
  • Ginger Garlic paste- 1 tsp 
  • Green chilies-2 
  • Red chilly powder - 1tsp or according to the spice . 
  • Turmeric Powder-1/4 th tsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1 tsp 
  • Salt to taste

    • Coriander leaves chopped ..2 tsp 
    Wash  baby brinjals n  slit each brinjal into four sections lengthwise without cutting off the crown. Soak the slit brinjals in water to remove the bitterness if any . 

      soak the lemon sized tamarind in 1/4 th cup water and extract the pulp

    Chop the onion n green chilly . 

    Dry roast groundnuts on low flame n remove the skin ..keep aside 

    Dry roast sesame seeds on low flame till it turns its color .. remove n keep aside.

    Cool both the roasted stuffs n grind to a powder .

    In a kadai add oil add cinnamon stick , cloves, bay leaf n stir for a minute . Add chopped onion n saute till pinkish red , then add chopped green chilly n fry again for a few seconds  . Add ginger garlic paste n fry till the raw smell goes. Add the brinjal's n saute for 3  mts stir well so that it wont stick to the base . ( sprinkle little water to avoid burning ) Add the peanut and sesame powder. Saute it for a min. Add tamarind pulp ,  chilly powder n turmeric powder , water and salt . Cook well , add the garam masala  , mix well . Add chopped coriander leaves . 

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