Brinji Rice

Ingredients:

  • Raw Rice – 2 cups
  • Onion – 2
  • Tomato – 2
  • Green Chillies – 4
  • Fresh Ginger – a small piece
  • Garlic – 8 cloves
  • Green Peas – ¼ cup
  • Carrot – 1
  • Beans – 4
  • Potato – 1
  • Cauliflower florets – ½ cup
  • Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Ghee or Oil – 8 tablespoon
  • Bay Leaves – few
  • Cloves – 4
  • Cinnamon – few sticks
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves – few

Method:

  • Wash and soak the rice for 15 minutes. Cut the onion lengthwise. Slit the green chilli lengthwise. Chop the tomato, garlic and ginger.
  • Cut the vegetables into medium size pieces.In a pressure cooker put the ghee or oil and when it is hot, add bay leaves, cloves and cinnamon sticks.
  • Fry little and add onion, green chillies, garlic and ginger and fry till the onion turns transparent. Add tomato and fry for a while.
  • Add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt. Stir well. Add the vegetables. Mix well. Now add the soaked rice and fry till it is hot to touch.
  • Add 4 cups of water and pressure cook for two whistles.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.