Masala Bhath


Rice-2 cups
Brinjals-100 gms
Oil-1/4 cup
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Coriander seeds-1 tsp
Grated coconut-1/2 cup
Red chillies-2
Yogurt/curd-1/2 cup
Cinnamon-1" piece
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Bay leaf-2
Curry leaves-few
Coriander leaves-few sprigs
Salt-To taste


Cut the brinjal into small cubes and keep aside.
Roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds and red chillies.Grind to a powder and keep aside.
Heat oil in a fry pan and add mustard seeds.
When they splutter, add cinnamon,cloves, bay leaves and fry well.Add rice and fry for few minutes.
Add brinjals and fry for a few minutes.Add 2 1/2 cups of water,
powdered ingredients and salt and mix well.Cook till the rice is almost cooked.
Remove the rice and pour into a heavy bottomed vessel.Allow to simmer on a low fire for a few minutes.
Garnish with grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves.

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