Eggplant and Spicy Rice with Nuts Recipe

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Eggplant and Spicy Rice with Nuts
  • Chef: Maanasa Dhotrekar
  • Recipe Servings: 3
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Short grain rice cooked with marinated baby eggplants, cashews, raisins and almonds. Served hot with a cold onion raita.

Ingredients of Eggplant and Spicy Rice with Nuts

  • 6 baby egg plants
  • 150 gms short-grain rice
  • 2 tsp green chilly paste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 2 inch strip of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sesame
  • Halved cashew nuts
  • Halved and roasted almonds
  • 20-25 soaked raisins
  • 1 small cup ripe tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 cup french beans cut one inch
  • 2 tsp ginger, julienne
  • 2 buds of clove
  • Vegetable stock
  • 1 thinly sliced big onion
  • Oil to fry
  • 50 gms paneer, cut into small pieces
  • Dry red chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric
  • Cardamom

How to Make Eggplant and Spicy Rice with Nuts

  • 1.Cut the eggplants partially into 4 sections.
  • 2.In a pan, dry roast cinnamon, pepper, clove, dry red chillies, sesame and grind into a coarse paste.
  • 3.Apply over the eggplant inside out and allow to marinate.
  • 4.In a cooker, heat some oil, throw in the cumin and cardamom and allow to crackle, add the onions & turmeric and saute for 5-7 minutes.
  • 5.Now add julienned ginger, tomato, french beans, green chilly paste and allow to cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • 6.Now add the rice, salt, paneer along with the stock and cook till the rice is fully done.
  • 7.In a thick deep pan, heat oil and deep fry the marinated eggplants till completely cooked.
  • 8.Gently dress the fried eggplants with all the roasted cashews and almonds. Mix the soaked raisins into the spicy rice prepared.
  • 9.Serve hot with onion raita.
  • 10.Note: Garlic is optional.