How to make Baoli Handi -

A delightful mish-mash of vegetables and rice with nutritive soya granules.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Brinjals (बैंगन), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Baoli Handi

Baoli Handi Recipe Card


Hindi: baingan
Also called by names like aubergine and eggplant, this purple hued fleshy vegetable is a versatile thing and fun to cook with. Dish-up a very traditional bharta with it, bake a lasagna with parmesan and eggplant or just fry it for a great accompaniment with dal-chawal, brinjal is versatile. To choose one without seeds, pick the lighter one with a smooth shiny skin.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Baoli Handi Recipe

  • Brinjals quartered 4 small

  • Rice 1/2 inch cubes 1 medium

  • Cauliflower separated into florets 1/4 small

  • Green peas 1/4 cup

  • Green chillies 4

  • French beans chopped 7-8

  • Potato chopped 1 medium

  • Tomatoes chopped 2 medium

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) 1/4 cup

  • Spinach shredded 7-8 leaves

  • Rice soaked 1 cup

  • Soya granules 1/4 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onion sliced 1 large

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat oil in a deep pan.

Step 2

Add cumin seeds and when they begin to change colour, add onion, brinjals, carrot, cauliflower, green peas, green chillies, French beans and potato. Sauté for two minutes. Add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix.

Step 3

Cover and cook on low heat for three to four minutes. Add rice and three cups of water. Cover and cook for two minutes.

Step 4

Add soya granules, stir and again cover and cook for two minutes. Add tomatoes, coriander leaves, split green gram and spinach leaves and stir to mix well. Add salt, stir and cover. Cook on medium heat till done.

Step 5

Serve hot. 

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