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




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