Brinji Rice

Brinji rice is a very flavourful rice which is
served in most South Indian weddings. The coconut milk used here gives the
richness and the whole spices add to the flavour and taste. So here is my first
post for this week with the theme as Rice dishes.

INGREDIENTS
Basmati
rice
1
cup
Mixed
vegetables
1
cup(carrots, beans, peas, cauliflower)
Thick
coconut milk
1
cup
Water
1/2
cup
Bay
leaf
4
Cardamom
 3
Cloves
2
Cinnamon
1”
piece
Cumin
1tsp
Ginger
Garlic paste
1
tsp
Green
chillies
2
Onion
1
Capsicum
1
Ghee
2
tbsp
Mint
leaves
 Handful
Salt
To
taste

PREPARATION
Cut all the vegetables into small cubes. Slice the
onion. Slit the green chillies
Heat the ghee in a pressure pan. I have used a 2 lt
cooker for this.
When it’s moderately hot add the cumin seeds and
saute for a second
Now add the whole spices and continue to saute for
few seconds
Now add the green chillies and onion. Saute on low
flame till the onion becomes transparent.
Now add the ginger garlic paste and saute
Add the rest of the vegetables, rice, coconut milk,
water. Mint leaves and salt. Mix well.
Close with the lid and cook on high flame upto 3
whistles
Switch off the fire
Once the pressure has reduced completely, fluff it
up with a fork,
Serve warm with a raita of your choice

Veena

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