Baingan ka Pulao

Baingan ka Pulao

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Rice

Type: Indian

Key Ingredients:

Rice cooked with brinjals and some simple masalas


  • Small brinjals (baingan), sliced 3
  • Rice, parboiled 1½ cups
  • Refined oil 1½ tbsps
  • Cinnamon 1 inch
  • Cloves 2
  • Cumin seeds ½ tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) ½ tsp
  • Coriander seeds ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds ½ tsp
  • Green chillies, chopped 1 to 2
  • Curry leaves 10 to 15
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida ½ tsp
  • White sesame seeds (safed til) 2 tsps
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 2 tbsps + to garnish
  • Green chillies 2 to garnish


  • Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan, add cinnamon, cloves, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, chopped green chillies and curry leaves and saute till fragrant.
  • Add brinjals and salt and mix well. Add 2 tbsps water, turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix well. Cover and cook till brinjals are half done.
  • Add rice and mix well. Add 2 tbsps water and mix well. Cover and cook till water dries up.
  • Add asafoetida, sesame seeds and coriander leaves and mix. Switch off heat, cover the pan and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves and green chillies and serve hot.