Brinjal Pulao

 I've recreated this recipe with few tweaks this recipe is still my favorite...
Recipe Video..

2-3 Medium Size Brinjals (Egg plant)
Cut into medium size cubes.
1 Large Onion (finely chopped)
1 Tbsp of Clarified Butter(Ghee)
2 Tbsp of Coriander leafs (finely chopped)
1 Tsp Fennel seeds
1 inch Stick Cinnamon
2 Cloves
2 Cardamom pods
1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
Bay leaf
2 Cup Rice
1/2 Cup Milk or Coconut Milk
1 1/2 Cup water
1 Tbsp Ginger and Garlic masala
5-6 Green chilly
4-5 Tbsp oil
Salt to taste
First Step:
For the Masala
1 Inch piece Ginger
8-10 pods Garlic
1 Inch piece Cinnamon
2 Cloves
2 Cardamom pods
1 Tbsp Fennel seeds
5-6 Fresh Green or Red Chillies
Fry the above Ingredients in 1tsp oil and coarse grind the masala and set aside.

Second Step:
Clean the rice wash and soak for 10 mins.

Final assembly:

  • Heat a cooker add Ghee and oil drain the water from rice.
  • Add the whole spices to the ghee and allow to splutter. add the chopped onion and fry till turns pink.
  • Add 2 tbsp of the masala paste fry a bit.
  • Add the brinjal and chopped mint and coriander turmeric fry a bit.
  • Add the rice fry a bit add water and coconut milk add salt bring to a boil cover and place the whistle.
  • Allow to cook for 3 whistles once done garnish with lime juice mix well and serve with raita.
You can use any rice for the recipe I've used a short grain rice for 1 cup rice measure I've added 1 1/2 cups liquid you can also use regular cows milk for the recipe instead of coconut milk.

You can also use Basmati Rice.
Try to parboil the brinjal as we are gonna pressure cook
Fry the rice in oil and add lemon while preparing any pulao or briyani rice will not break or go into a lump
Fry ginger garlic in oil before preparation of any masala this seals the flavor and gives extra taste.


  1. Hi Ms.Vidhya Lakshmi

    Hope u and your mom are doing good. When i was browsing i came across your website. Today i tried your Brinjal pulao, it turn out excellent but i over cooked the brinjal. Your way of cooking and presentation looks good. Thanks for your wonderful job,pls post some more recipes. Regards to you mom.Keep it up. Takecare.

  2. Hi Priyadharishini,
    Thanks for the compliment...thanks for trying out our recipe...i will try my best to post good recipes...:)

  3. Most important thing i like in your recipe is everything is home made, very simple and very delicious. I will try all your recipes and let you know. Am impressed with your masala cola, whenever i come to Bangalore after a heavy meal we will go to place called ''Irakkam" and have one of that masala cola. Actually am not a big fan of cola but still i like masala one. Thank you.

  4. i came up with the new addition off ingredients my dad likes it and its nice for digestion after heavy meal i have added few ingredients according to my taste you can adjust the ingredients as per your taste and try it...thanks for the comment...<3

  5. Lovely recipe.. Can you please add the links and logo for Serve It - Pressure Cooked..

  6. Hello Mam, Subhashini here,
    Can we use water instead of milk or coconut milk? Pls suggest me. waiting for ur reply, Take Care and Have a nice day :)



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