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December 1, 2015

Brinjal Biryani/Kathirikai Biryani Recipe

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Brinjal biryani
Actually I wanted to finish my Sunday Lunch Recipes series this week by posting an interesting biryani recipe.But suddenly I changed my plan and postponed the conclusion of this series to next weekend as I came across this yummy biryani recipe using my favorite vegetable, Brinjal Winking. I have tried brinjal gravy as a side dish for biryani but never thought of making a biryani adding whole brinjals.When Valarmathi shared this Kathirikai biryani,I was so excited & bookmarked it immediately to try this one.In Andhra,people call this as Vankaya biryani but its method & ingredients are slightly different. I made few additions to the original recipe and tried it yesterday.It came out very well.Being a big brinjal fan,I loved this rice to the coreDancing.I am so happy to add this biryani recipe in my Sunday Lunch Recipes Series and this is my 35th recipe in this series!Lets see how ro make this yummy & delicious Brinjal Biryani/Kathirikai Sadam recipe.I am dedicating this post to all brinjal lovers like me Happy.
Brinjal biryani

Brinjal Biryani Recipe

Brinjal Biryani Recipe How to make birnjal biryani / Kathirikai sadam
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Biryani
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup = 200 ml
  • Raw Rice OR Steamed Rice - 1 cup
  • Cooking oil or ghee -  2tbsp
  • Small brinjals - 6 nos
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Ripe tomato - 2 nos
  • Curd – 2 tbsp
  • Green chillies – 2-3 nos
  • Whole Garam masala - 1 each ( cinnamon,2 cloves,cardamom,black stone flower,bayleaf)
  • Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Mint leaves – few
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Water - 2.5 cups
To stuff & marinate brinjals
  • Ginger & garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Dhania powder –1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - as needed
  • Wash and slit the brinjals into 4 pieces without removing the stem. Keep them immersed in water till use to avoid discoloration.Mix all the masala powders & ginger,garlic paste with lemon juice given under “to marinate & stuff brinjal”.Stuff this paste inside the brinjal and let it marinate for 20 minutes.
Brinjal biryani recipe
  • In a pressure cooker base, heat oil and saute the whole garam masala & fennel seeds.Do not burn the fennel seeds.Add onions & slitted green chillies immediately.Saute until transparent.Add the tomato pieces & saute until mushy.
Brinjal biryani recipe
Brinjal biryani recipe

  • Now add the marinated brinjal and mix well until it shrinks slightly. Add mint leaves +coriander leaves.Mix well and then add curd.Stir it well & add water with required salt.
Brinjal biryani recipe

  • Add the rice,mix well & pressure cook in low flame for one whistle.Open & fluff it with a fork.Serve hot with raita!
Brinjal biryani recipe
  • Adjust the quantity of spices as per your taste.
  • You can replace brinjal with mixed vegetables or mushroom.In that case u don’t need to marinate.Instead add the paste after sauting onions & mix well till its raw smell leaves off
  • I din’t use basmati rice or jeera rice for this biryani.You can use them if you wish.For 1 cup of basmati rice,u should add 2 cups of water after soaking the rice for 20 minutes.for jeera rice, use 1:2 water without soaking the rice.

Try this easy,yummy biryani recipe if you are a brinjal fan.U will fall for its taste !
Brinjal biryani

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Kristine Abat said...

This blog recipe for biryani looks absolutely delish! I don’t think I can find the round aubergines anywhere I live, though. So I will have to settle with the big ones and chop.

Chitra said...

Yeah,U can chop them lengthwise and use it.