Masala rice with stuffed vegetables

Posted on June 24, 2009. Filed under: Chawal/rice/pulao/biryani | Tags: , , |

An unusual rice dish with vegetables.

Cooking Time : 40 minutes.
Preparation Time : 20 minutes.

Serves 6 to 8.

1 1/2 teacups uncooked rice
5 brinjals
5 small potatoes
5 to 6 small tendlis (optional)
1 teacup boiled green peas
5 tablespoons oil
salt to taste
To be mixed together into a masala mixture
1/2 grated coconut
4 teaspoons coriandercumin seed (dhana-jira) powder
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons chilli powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 1/2 teacups chopped coriander
a pinch asafoetida
salt to taste
1. Boil the rice. Each grain of the cooked rice should be separate. Drain and cool.
2. Make 4 vertical slits in the brinjals, potatoes and tendlis and stuff with the masala mixture. A little mixture will be left over.
3. Heat the oil, add the stuffed vegetables and salt and very little water. Pressure cook or cover and cook until soft.
4. Mix the cooked rice, remaining masala mixture, green peas and salt. Add the cooked vegetables and mix well.
5. Serve hot with kadhi.

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