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Ingredients

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1 cup Kodo Millet / Varagu
2 tsp Ghee
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 Green cardamom
2 Cloves
1 " piece Cinnamon
4 Bay leaves
2 Green chillies
1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
1 Onion sliced
1/2 cup Green bell pepper diced
1/4 cup Carrot diced
1/4 cup Green peas
1/4 cup Cauliflower florets
1 cup Thick coconut milk
1/2 cup Water
1/4 cup Mint leaves
To taste Salt

Quick Kodo Millet Brinji in Wonderchef Nutripot

Quick kodo millet brinji is a millet base one pot meal with vegetables, cooked in coconut milk and is mildly flavoured with bay leaves and served with appalam

  • 20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

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For day 2 of blogging marathon in A-Z series, I have cooked this quick Kodo millet brinji. This brinji rice is served at many weddings in Tamilnadu. It is a mildly favoured rice with lots of vegetables and cooked in coconut milk

Kodo millet brinji in instapot_Nutripot

When I first heard the name Brinji in the menu of a wedding, I thought it must be brinjal. But the caterer said it was vegetable brinji rice. That confused me all the more that why would anyone name it as vegetable brinjal rice. It is a fact that it is only a vegetable .i was not very inclined towards eating brinjal or eggplant that day and I asked him not to serve me. But the caterer insisted that I taste it and gave me a very small portion. Even before I ate, the flavour took me by surprise. I was pleasantly surprised that no brinjal was seen in the rice. Then KK explained it to me that it was vegetable rice mildly flavoured with bay leaf and cooked in coconut milk. Now I knew why they named it as brinji rice. Bayleaf in Tamil is called as brinji.

Quick Kodo Millet Brinji

Now the challenge is to change this to a  millet recipe. The colour of brinji rice is almost whitish. So I ruled out foxtail millet since it gives a yellowish tinge. I wanted to use either Kodo millet which is also known as varagu or little millet which is known as samai. I zeroed in on Kodo millet because I feel its size is good for a rice dish. This quick Kodo millet brinji can be cooked over a stove top, in a pressure cooker or an electric pressure cooker with ease. I have cooked it in both pressure cookers-the stove top and electric pressure cooker.

Here is the link for brinji rice with basmati rice in a pressure cooker

This quick video will show you the ease of cooking this quick Kodo millet brinji in wonderchef nutripot which is an electric pressure cooker

 

 

Steps

1
Done

Clean and wash the millets. Keep aside

2
Done

Dice the vegetables and keep aside

3
Done

Put the instapot/Nutripot on the SAUTE MODE

4
Done

Add ghee to the inner pot of the nutripot/instapot

5
Done

when the ghee gets heated up add the cumin seeds and let it sizzle

6
Done

Now add the green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves in the order

7
Done

Now add the green chillies and onion and continue to cook on saute mode for few seconds

8
Done

Now add the ginger garlic paste and saute

9
Done

Now add the diced bell pepper, carrots, cauliflower and peas. Mix well

10
Done

Now add the washed kodo millet and mix well.

11
Done

Add 1 cup of thick coconut milk

12
Done

Add 1/2 cup of water. Mix well

13
Done

Add mint leaves and salt. Mix well . CANCEL THE SAUTE MODE

14
Done

Close the lid of the nutripot. Keep the vent in the seal position. Cook on manual for 5 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally

15
Done

Once the pressure has released, open the lid carefully and fluff it up. Transfer the brinji to a serving bowl and serve warm

 

Quick Kodo millet brinji in wonderchef Nutripot

Quick kodo millet brinji is a millet base one pot meal with vegetables, cooked in coconut milk and is mildly flavoured with bay leaves served with appalam
Servings: 4 persons
Author: Veena

Ingredients

  • 1 cup kodo millet/varagu
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • 2 Green cardamom
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1" cinnamon
  • 4 Bay Leaves
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1 Onion
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup carrot
  • 1/4 Cup green peas
  • 1/4 Cup Cauliflower florets
  • 1 Cup Thick coconut Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup Mint leaves

Instructions

  • Clean and wash the millets. Keep aside
  • Dice the vegetables and keep aside
  • Put the instapot/Nutripot on the SAUTE MODE
  • Add ghee to the inner pot of the nutripot/instapot
  • when the ghee gets heated up add the cumin seeds and let it sizzle
  • Now add the green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves in the order
  • Now add the green chillies and onion and continue to cook on saute mode for few seconds
  • Now add the ginger garlic paste and saute
  • Now add the diced bell pepper, carrots, cauliflower and peas. Mix well
  • Now add the washed kodo millet and mix well
  • Add 1 cup of thick coconut milk
  • Add 1/2 cup of water. Mix well
  • Add mint leaves and salt. Mix well. CANCEL THE SAUTE MODE
  • Close the lid of the nutripot. Keep the vent in the seal position. Cook on manual for 5 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally
  • Once the pressure has released, open the lid carefully and fluff it up. Transfer the brinji to a serving bowl and serve warm

Notes

  • You can substitute kodo millet with any other millet or quinoa
  • You can choose to make it as a traditional brinji with rice too
  • Addition of vegetables is completely your choice
  • You can make the same recipe in a pressure cooker on stove top too

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I was also confused, Veena about brinji rice. Now I know that Brinji in Tamil is bay leaf. Sounds like a flavorful dish with coconut milk and kodo millet

Like everyone reading the title, I too thought it is brinjal.. good to know another name for Bay leaf.. It must have been a flavourful treat.. loved this one too without rice.

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I was also confused, Veena about brinji rice. Now I know that Brinji in Tamil is bay leaf. Sounds like a flavorful dish with coconut milk and kodo millet

Like everyone reading the title, I too thought it is brinjal.. good to know another name for Bay leaf.. It must have been a flavourful treat.. loved this one too without rice.

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