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31 Aug 2007

Brinjal/Eggplant Rice

Brinjal or Egg plant rice is an Arabic dish. I learnt to prepare this from my Aunty. Last time when I met her, she cooked tasty Brinjal rice with chilli chicken and salad. This is a good way to make kids eat vegetables.

Rice 2 cups
Brinjals 3
Potato 1
Capsicum 1
Carrot 1
Onion 1
Tomato 1
Cinnamon sticks 3 pieces
Pepper powder 2 tsp
Olive oil or sunflower oil ½ cup

How to prepare
Boil 4 cups of water with enough salt and cinnamon sticks.
Peel potato.
Chop all vegetables as shown in picture.
Sprinkle little salt on them.
Chop onion and tomato too.
Heat oil, fry brinjal first.
Take them out and keep aside.
In the remaining oil, sauté onion, then add potato, capsicum and carrot.
Stir for few minutes till them are half cooked.
Then add tomato.
Stir by adding pepper powder.
Place the fried brinjal over this.
Then place the washed rice,add the previously boiled water into this and bring to boil.
When it boils, check salt, reduce fire, cook covered on a low flame. .
If the rice is ¾ cooked, remove from fire and keep the lid closed for 1 hour.
Mix before serve.

For making salad,
Curd 1 cup
Onion 1
Tomato 1
Coriander leaves few
Pepper powder
Chop onion, tomato and coriander leaves.
Mix them with pepper powder, salt and curd.


  1. Wow i am the first to comment, normally i am always on the end of the line :-)))
    Brinjal in rice that is a good way of making kids eat their veggies.
    I will try it out on my daughter.

  2. looks delicious.. i will probably make it without the brinjal ( i know.. it's called brinjal rice)

  3. Hey Seena great recipe your pic looks real tasty. :) Your rice recipes always look and sound lovely.

  4. seena,
    Brinjal rice looks delicious. great Pics:

  5. Seena,
    love the dish
    I am curious to see how the brinjal with taste with all the other veges.
    looks too good.

  6. Looks delicious. I had tried the chutney once, it's tastes like rice pudding. I love Indian food and usually try to eat it at least once a week. Cheers from Fruity

  7. Happy Cook,
    Definitely, you can try for your daughter.

    Brinjal adds taste to this preparation..

    thanks, add it to your healthy recipes..:)


    try it, health plus taste..:)

    Thanks and welcome Raaga,

    Thanks fruity for visiting..

  8. I should try this...looks delicious. Now what about that chili chicken recipe ? Want to try this rice with chili chicken ...nice combo :)

  9. Hi Seena
    I love Brinjals in any form and ur dish sure looks very very tempting :-)

  10. hey seena,i will try this:)i love rice recipes:)

  11. Hey seena itha,

    thank u so much,,, i had plenty of brinjal and was thinking wat should i do with these.. and ur recipe saved me .. all of the recipes i hav tried so far ahv turned out to be very good..

  12. Seena, I'm a recent visitor to your blog, and what struck me was how simple AND delicious your recipes really and truly are!!! I just tried this eggplant rice, and it was such a big hit at dinner time - my husband loved it. he thought i had spent hours slaving at the stove.
    Oh my gosh, how and when will i be able to try out all your otherrecipes!!!! thanks so much for this delightful repository of great recipes - than you for SHARING!!!

  13. Dear Zaara,
    thanks for the fb, glad to know you enjoyed it.keep trying out more, I was little busy, thats why late to reply..
    enjoy cooking.. :)

  14. Dear Seena, I tried ur Eggplant rice and blogged about it today!..Thanks for sharing the recipe. Hope u r doing good!


  15. dear Sri,
    Wow, thanks for the fb, am coming there to check it.. :)

  16. Hi Seena, I tried this recipe. Very good, A very easy and delicious way to include some vegetables in the diet.
    Thanks Jincy


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