Hi everyone ..hope you all are doing good .. It feels so good to write a post after so long..Was very busy these 2 weeks & I missed lots of yummy post from my fellow bloggers will catch up soon with it..
Today's post is a very delicious dish  ..brinjal & potato stuffed in crushed peanuts in roasted coconut masala   It taste yummy & goes well with  chapatti & rice do give it a try ..
1/2 kg baby brinjals/eggplant
2 potatoes
1/2-3/4th  cup dry coconut scraped
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp red chilli powder (i used 1.5 tsp bottle masala/you can use koli or malvani masala instead or simply use red chilli powder)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder/haldi
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
2 onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
1 tsp roasted cumin powder
1 tbsp roasted coriander powder
3 tbsp oil
Wash  the brinjals make 4 slits on them & soak them in water for about 15 min.

Roast the peanuts ,remove the skin & crush it coarsely in a mixer.

Roast sesame seeds & the coconut till brown & fragnant.

Let it cool down then grind it with little water into a  coarse paste.

Mix the powdered masala,crushed peanuts and salt to this paste.

Stuff the brinjals with this masala.

Heat oil in a kadhai add chopped onions and fry till translucent.

Then add the chopped tomatoes and cook till soft.

Now add the remaining paste & the stuffed brinjals & potatoes.

 add about 1 cup water & salt if needed & cook over low flame till the brinjals are cook and you see a nice layer of oil floating on top.

Serve hot with rice /chapati.

adding potatoes is optional you can prepare it with brinjals itself.
A simple yet delicious pulao with green peas,raisins ,nuts & coconut milk .The coconut milk adds a very nice taste to this simple rice.This pulao goes very well with any curry.We enjoyed this with chicken fry & chicken curry.

1 cup basmati rice
1/2 cup green peas
1-2 tbsp raisins ,cashews
2 bay leaves
1 inch cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 star anise
3-4 green cardamon
2 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp turmeric powder.
salt as needed
1 tbsp ghee /oil.


  •  Wash,soak rice for about 15 minutes drain and set aside.
  •  Heat ghee/oil in a vessel and fry the cashews & raisins & keep aside.
  • In the remaining ghee add the spices .
  • Now mix in the rice and fry well for 5 minutes over medium flame.
  • Add the green peas,salt,turmeric powder,coconut milk and the chopped coriander leaves.
  • Bring it to a boil ,cook over low flame.
  • Cook till the rice and peas are cooked.
  • Fluff the rice with fork, garnish with fried nuts and coriander leaves .
  • Serve hot with curry of your choice.

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