Dry coconut / Kopra - 1/4 cup
Peanuts - 1/4 cup
Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Red chilly - 2
Kashmiri red chilly - 2
( dry roast these ingredients till light brown,cool and add 1 tsp coriander powder,salt to taste,1/4 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp ginger and garlic paste and dry grind to a semi smooth mixture,Stuff this mixture inside the slit brinjals - see picture)
Green brinjals - 6
( as it was big i cut into half and made a slit on top like a cross - see picture above)
Basmati rice - 1 & 1/2 cups
Water - 2 & 1/4 cups
Sliced onions - a handful
Cocktail tomato sliced - 1
Slit green chillies - 2
Mint leaves few
Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tsp
Lemon juice - 2 tsp
Homemade biriyani masala - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Wash and add the rice in an electric cooker pour water,add salt as needed,1tsp ghee,few mint leaves and 1/4 tsp biriyani masala cover and cook till done.
Heat oil and ghee in a pan fry onion,green chillies and mint leaves till light brown,now add the tomato and saute for a minute.Now arrange the stuffed brinjals and sprinkle the extra filling mixture if any and gently mix till all brinjals are coated with oil.Sprinkle very little water cover and in low flame cook till they are 1/2 cooked.
Spread the cooked rice on top sprinkle the remaining biriyani masala,mint leaves and lemon juice sprinkle water if needed,cover with a tight lid and in low flame cook for 10 minutes till done.
Just before serving gently give a mix and serve hot with raita!
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