This is my first post with step by step pictures. I have been wanting to make all my posts with step by step pictures for quit along time but was not successful. Finally I did it with this post :)
This is a quick lunch recipe which I make when I am tired and don't have much time.Usually we make mixed rice with veggies like carrots, beans, potato,cauliflower. Sometimes I just add tomatoes with the rest of the spices and temper the rice.
I had some deep fried brinjals at home and didn't know what to do with it. That is when I got the idea of mixing it with the mixed rice at the end. It turned out delicious and my hubby loved it . :)
You can make this dish with left over rice . Add chilies according to your spice level.
Spicy Rice Mixed with Fried Brinjal
2 cups of cooked rice ( basmati / Ponni)
1 large onion chopped
1 medium tomato chopped
1 small potato diced
3 cardamom pods crushed
5-6 curry leaves
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
¼ teaspoon ginger paste
½ teaspoon garlic paste
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon oil/ ghee
2 brinjals cut into thick strips and deep fried
2 inches cinnamon stick
2 green chilies thinly sliced
Keep the spices ready
Chop all the veggies and keep aside
Keep a pan on medium heat and add the ghee/oil to the pan.
Next add mustard seeds, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves.
Once the mustard seeds pop add the potatoes and cook for a minute. Now add onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic paste, turmeric,curry leaves and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Add salt to taste and next add chili flakes and cook for few seconds.
Next add the cooked rice and mix well until the rice is coated with the spices.
Lastly add the deep fried brinjals and sliced green chillis and mix it few more times and take off the fire.
Serve warm with any curry and papad or serve just as it is .