Brinjal Briyani | Baingan Briyani | Egg Plant Briyani

Hi vegetarians.... are you bored of trying the same vegetable biryani all the time. Try this one pot biryani recipe with brinjal. One pot cooking is always top on my list when it comes to quick dinner solutions. This recipe needs very minimal chopping and less preparation work.  So this recipe has become one of my personal favourite because its so easy and tasty.I marinated the brinjal and tried. Because when i tried without marinating, brinjal tasted very bland. It has no flavour and salt. So I tried marinating it with lil spice powders and salt. It became super hit. Always try to use whole brinjal for this recipe, otherwise it will become very smashy. And also select the very small brinjals for this recipe so that it gives a nice taste to the biryani.


Basmati Rice - 2 cup
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch
Cardamom - 2
Cloves - 4
Bay leaf - 1
Black stone flower - little
Fried onion - 1/2 cup
Brinjal -5
Yogurt/Curd - 3 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Green chilli paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1tsp
Coriander powder - 1tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - 4 tsp
Mint leaves - 4 tsp
Oil for seasoning
Ghee for flavor


Soak the basmati rice in water for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, cut the egg plants in plus shape and make sure they have no warms inside. Wash it thoroughly.
In a mixing bowl, add cut brinjal and 3 tsp curd and mix well.
Then add green chilli paste, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and mix all together well.

Then add coriander leaves, mint leaves 2 tsp each and mix well.

Marinate this mix for 30 minutes.
Heat a pan and add 3 to 4 tsp of oil.
Once oil hot, add marinated brinjal mix and give a stir. Close the lid and cook until raw smell of brinjal goes off.

While this brinjal masala is cooking, heat a water in a rice pan and add Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves, Bay leaf, black stone flower and boil.

Once water is boiled, add 1 tsp of ghee . Strain the soaked water from basmati rice and add it. Cook till 75% and strain water.

Now in a separate pan, We are going to make a layers for dum. In the first layer add half of the cooked rice. In the next layer add cooked brinjal masala. In the third layer add rice again.

In the top layer which is fourth layer add fried onions and coriander, mint leaves. If you are cooking more rice repeat the layer order again and again.

In the final layer add 1 tsp of ghee.

Now cover with an aluminium foil, and cook in very low flame for 30 minutes.

Finally remove the cover and gently stir the briyani.
Now fantastic brinjal briyani is ready to serve.
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