Friday, November 26, 2010

Veg Brinji rice

Brinji - as it is popularly known in Chennai is nothing but a mix veg rice with added masalas. I make this atleast once a week since it has a good mix of all vegetables and is a healthly option for lunch box.

This Receipe i learnt from my friend 'S'. She makes it v well.

I sometimes add paneer to this only because my son loves it. Otherwise it is optional.

Main difference between this dish & Pulav is that in Brinji we do not add garam masala powder and it is made with normal rice. If we make it with Basmathi rice and add Garam Masala and skip tomato, this will be Veg.Pulav.


Onion - 2
Tomato - 5
cinnamon stick - 1
Bay leaf - 1
Rice - 1 cup
Water - 2 Cups

Chopped Vegetables ::
Carrot - 2
Beans - 200 Gms
Potato - 3
Peas - 100 Gms
Capsicum - 1

Can also add other vegetables that may be available in your fridge.

Grind together ::

Pudina leaves - 1/2 bunch ,Clove - 1, cinnamon - 1 stick , ginger - little, Garlic - 4 pods, grated coconut (2 spoons),green chillies (4)

Preparation Method ::

Soak Rice separately for 20 minutes.

In pressure cooker add 2 spoons oil and add cinnamon stick & Bay leaf. Then fry onion till translucent . Add tomato and fry till the raw smell goes and it is blended well. Now add the cut vegetables and cook for 5 minutes. Add little tumeric powder and salt.

Add the ground masala to the vegetables and stir for 5 min.

Add water and let the water boil. When the water starts boiling add rice and close the lid and keep for 2 whistles.

When done garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with Onion, Tomato or Cucumber raitha…

1 comment:

Suhasini Deepak said...

Hi I tried this yesterday with one small modification.Instead of tomatoes I used tomato sauce.It was yummy too.
Like Paneer you can also fry bread pieces and add it