Brinji rice is one of the authentic speciality dish of South Indian cuisine. This one pot meal has a unique tempting aroma due to the spices bay leaf, cinnamon, etc added to it. Its a healthy dish and makes a perfect dish for parties, get-togethers and picnics. Also you can find this dish in all marriage buffets along with vegetable korma and raitha. Check out this flavorful brinji rice recipe here.
Basmati rice - 1 & 1/2 cup
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cashewnuts - 8
Bay leaf - 2
Cinnamon - 1
Cloves - 4
Cardamom - 1
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Saunf - 1/2 tsp
Pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
Star anise - 1
Green chilli - 4
Onion - 2
Tomato - 1
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Fresh mint leaves & coriander leaves - handful
Red chilli pwd - 1/2 tsp
Thick coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Curd or yoghurt - 3 tbsp
Salt to taste
Wash and soak basmati water in rice for 5 mins.
Drain water and set aside.
In a cooker pan, heat ghee and oil.
Add cashewnuts and roast it to golden.
Set aside for garnishing.
Add bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, star anise, cumin, pepper and saunf.
Wait to splutter.
Add sliced green chilli and onions.
Add salt and saute until transculent.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
Add freshly chopped mint and coriander leaves.
Add sliced tomato and saute until oil separates.
Add red chilli pwd and curd.
Add basmati rice and saute in low flame for 5 mins.
Add 1/2 cup of thick coconut milk and 2 cups of water. ( For 1 & 1/2 cup of basmati rice = 2 water + 1/2 coconut milk)
Combine well and close the cooker.
Pressure cook for 1 whistle in high flame and simmer flame for 5 minutes.
Turn off flame.
Once the pressure goes off, fluff the rice gently.
Garnish with roasted cashewnuts and coriander leaves.
Yummilicious & flavorful brinji rice is ready.
Enjoy hot with raitha or any curry.