Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Vegetable Brinji Rice

Birinji or Brinji is basically a mixed vegetable pulao, the difference being that it has coconut and spices ground into it and fried; the rice is then cooked in the spice paste and coconut milk which gives it a creamy flavor.

What you need for Vegetable Brinji rice:
  • Basmati rice -1 cup
  • Coconut milk -2 glass (1 glass thin and 1 glass thick )
  • Onion -2 sliced
  • Green chilli - 4
  • Ginger garlic paste -1 tbsp
  • Tomato -1 pureed
  • Carrot -1 chopped
  • Beans -8 -chopped
  • Peas --1 cup
  • Potato -1 chopped
  • Soya chunks -1/2 cup boiled
  • Mint leaves -few
  • Coriander leaves -few
  • Whole garam masala -1 each(cinnamon,cardamom,bayleaf,aniseeds,cloves)
  • Cashew nut -few
  • Raisins -few
  • Ghee -2 tbsp
  • Saffron -few starnds (optional)
  • Salt to taste 
The Preparation method:
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.Add whole garam masala .Then add cashews and raisins.Saute for a min.
  • Then add onion,ginger-garlic paste,green chilli and salt.Saute till it turn slightly brown.
  • Add mint,coriander leaves, tomato puree and mix well.
  • Add the chopped vegetables and saute for a while.
  • Add rice and coconut milk (if needed little water).
  • Cover the pressure cooker and cook till 2 whistles while keeping the flame in medium.
  • The rice should be just about cooked when you turn off the flame; it shouldn’t be falling apart since it will cook a little bit more in the residual heat and might turn mushy by the time it is served.
  • Cover and keep warm till serving time. Garnish with mint leaves and serve with pachadi /raita (yoghurt salad).
  • Tasty Vegetable Brinji rice is ready to served hot with raita.

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