Tuesday 26 May 2020

Brinji Rice Recipe/Vegetable Brinji Recipe/Vegetable Brinji with Coconut Milk/Vegetable Briji Recipe with step by step photos

Vegetable Brinji/Brinji Rice is a native recipe of Tamil Nadu. Vegetable Brinji is a very simple, flavourful and tempting one pot recipe that is made with perfect blend of vegetables, coconut milk and Bay leaves. Vegetable Brinji is a traditional recipe that is served in wedding parties, engagement and other parties. Do try out this tempting Brinji Recipe and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Biryani/Pulav recipes here.

Here’s how to make Vegetable Brinji with step by step photos…

Basmathi Rice
1 cup
3 sliced
Green Chillies[slit]
2 finely chopped
Mixed Vegetables [Beans, Carrot]
1 cup finely chopped
Mint/Pudhina and Cilantro/Kothamalli
One hand full chopped
Coconut Milk
1 cup
½ cup
As needed

For Grinding
Green Chilli/Pachhai Milagai
2 “ piece chopped
Garlic Cloves/Poondu Pal
Cilantro/Kothamalli/Coriander Leaves
5-6 stalks

For Tempering
Oil + Ghee
3 tbsp
Cinnamon Sticks/Pattai
2” piece
Star Anise
Bay Leaf/Birinji Ilai
Fennel Seeds/Sombu
1 tsp
Preparation Time: 15 minutes                      Recipe Category: Main Couse
Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes                       Recipe Cuisine: South India
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Wash the basmathi rice thoroughly with water at least 2-3 times, than add fresh water and soak for about 30 minutes.

Chop the onions, tomatoes, vegetables and keep it ready. Extract coconut milk and keep it ready.

Add all the ingredients green chillies, ginger, garlic, cilantro to the mixer and grind everything to a fine paste with required water and keep it aside.

Heat oil+ ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel, add cinnamon sticks, cloves, cardamoms/elachi, star anise, bay leaf, fennel seeds and fry until nice aroma arises.

Now add slit green chillies, onions, little salt to the tempering.

Saute the onions and green chillies really well until the onions turn to light golden brown well.

Add the ground paste to the onions, mix really well and sauté for few seconds until the raw smell vanishes.

Now add the chopped tomatoes and sauté really well until the tomatoes turn mushy.

Add the finely chopped vegetables and sauté well for about 4-5 minutes until well combined.

At this stage, add the washed and soaked basmathi rice and give a gentle stir.

Add one cup of coconut milk, ½ cup of water and required salt.

Add washed and chopped coriander leaves/kothamalli and mint leaves to the rice.

Let it come to rolling boil. At this stage close the lid and let it cook on medium flame for 10-15 minutes or until well done and switch off the stove.

If you are cooking the rice in pressure cooker, cook for 2 whistles and switch off the stove.
Open the lid after 10-12 minutes, fluff up the rice and then enjoy.

Delicious, tasty and healthy Vegetable Brinji is ready to be served. Enjoy this delectable Vegetable Brinji with Onion Raita/Cucumber Raita or any Kurma of your choice.

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I have used basmati rice, you can replace it with seeraga samba rice for which the rice: water ratio is 1: 2 ½.
You can add vegetables of your choice, or also can make plain brinji.

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