Brinjal Onion Kofta Pulao
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Devour the appealing and flavorsome brinjal onion kofta pulav as a main course complete meal. The rice and brinjal-onion dumplings or koftas are cooked together along with whole spices. Serve the kofta pulav with fried cashew nuts as topping and raita as accompaniment.
- Dry roast the sesame seeds, coriander seeds and red chillies in a non-stick pan, till they turn brown.
- Add the coconut and roast for two minutes.
- Cool and blend in a mixer to a smooth powder. Keep aside.
- Soak the dal and rice in enough water for 30 minutes.
- Drain and blend in a mixer along with salt and chillies into a smooth paste.
- Add curry leaves and onions and mix well.
- Divide the mixture into small equal balls and shape them int koftas.
- Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep fry the koftas till they turn golden brown and crisp from all the sides.
- Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.
- Wash and soak the rice for 10 minutes.
- Heat 1 tsp ghee in a pan, add the rice and saute till moisture is absorbed. Keep aside.
- Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the mustard seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the cashews and groundnuts and saute till they turn brown.
- Add the brinjals and turmeric powder and saute till the brinjals become tender.
- Add the tomato puree, rice and 1 cup of water, mix well and add the salt. O escape before opening the lid, mix well and add the masala powder and prepared koftas and toss well.
- Serve hot garnished with coriander.
This recipe was contributed by radhabaloo on 19 Aug 2011
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