Thursday, August 26, 2010

Brinji Rice Recipe / Lunch Box Recipes

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Brinji Rice is a special variety rice dish that can be seen in all special occasions in India. The leaves of Bay tree are called  Brinji  in Tamil, ( Tejpatta in Hindi ) . As this rice dish, uses bay leaf as the main flavoring spice, it is popularly called Brinji Rice. This is very tasty flavorful rice, and serves as an excellent lunch box menu. It is prepared in a rice cooker with fried onions, brinji leaf, ginger garlic paste, mint leaves, coconut milk and ghee roasted basmati rice.
Hope you enjoy this popular South Indian recipe…!
Ingredients:
  • Basmati rice                  - 2 cups
  • Ghee                            - 2 tbsp
  • Oil                                - 2 tbsp
  • Onion                           - 3
  • Green chilly                   - 3 or 4
  • Ginger garlic paste        - 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon                     - 2
  • Cloves                          - 3
  • Brinji leaf / bay / basil    - 2
  • Anise                            - 2 petal
  • Cardamom                    - 2
  • Fennel seeds                - ½ tsp
  • Mint leaves                   - handful
  • Thick coconut milk         - small cup
  • Cashew                         - 4 to 5
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
Method:
  1. Wash rice thoroughly and soak for 10 mins.
  2. Drain the water completely.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a frying pan.
  4. Fry cinnamon, cloves, brinji leaves, cardamom, anise and fennel seeds.
  5. Take them aside.
  6. Now, fry the rice in low heat and empty the contents into a pressure cooker.
  7. Add 2 tbsp of oil and heat it.
  8. Add chopped onion and fry to golden.
  9. Add  ginger garlic paste, slit green chillies, salt, mint leaves and sauté well.
  10. Once done, add thick coconut milk and combine.
  11. Taste and adjust salt and seasonings.
  12. Transfer the contents to pressure cooker.
  13. Add the  required quantity of water and cook the rice.
  14. Remove from heat and wait till pressure goes off.
  15. Fluff the rice gently.
  16. Garnish with ghee roasted golden cashews and freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  17. Serve with onion raita and pappad.
  1. Delicious and tasty brinji rice ready to give a taste…:)
Cheers,
 Jay

50 comments:

  1. Lovely pics Jay.....looks delicious :)
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  2. You make delicious rice dishes and this looks so tasty and flavorful.

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  3. i have tasted this yummy rice in our college canteen.nice one and can be done when we r running out of veggies

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  4. Learnt a new word today - Brinji!

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  5. I've been searching for this recipe for a long time. Thanks for posting it. Rice looks delish.

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  6. New dish to me.Looks really yummy!

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  7. brinji looks so good Jay

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  8. Delicious rice..loved it.

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  9. Super rice, i can smell the flavor from bay leaves here..Delish!!!

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  10. Thanks so much for your inspiring words...:)

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  11. Very flavorful rice Jay..looks mouthwatering!:)

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  12. I love this a lot,but had no idea about the recipe ,thanks for the post!

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  13. I thought brinji rice means brinjal rice..but this looks really yummy dear..

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  14. yumm, thats a delicious looking rice.

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  15. Nice delicious rice Jaya.

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  16. Lovely rice dish will go wonderfully with the chhole u have posted

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  17. Hi. The rice looks perfect with the flavour of brinji.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  18. wow its delicious n tempting rice ...yummy

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  19. rice looks perfect & delicious .......

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  20. Jay, Brinji rice looks just delicious. Your perfect click added more delicacy to it.

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  21. Jay, rice looks yum.

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  22. wowww mouthwatering recipe dear!!

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  23. such unique way of making rice...I love this kind of one pot meal..that looks super delicious and healthy.

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  24. Thanx for visiting my little space & for ur nice comments...its truly motivating...:)

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  25. I love this rice so much Jay..Looks so tempting..awesome pics too !!!

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  26. This is lovely!!! and I am drooling...^_^

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  27. It sounds very flavorful with all those spices in it, yummy! I can just imagine what it smells like!

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  28. beautiful rice, looks yum

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  29. Wat a beautiful rice, looks truly tempting, thanks for sending to CWS..

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  30. Hey, that is a new one, love the presentation and color :)

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  31. My all time favorite Brinji...

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  32. Looks so good, dear! You are awesome!

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  33. I love the flavor of brinji..looks fabulous

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  34. love the idea of coconut milk....a must try....wld make an awesome meal

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  35. new flavours for me...surely must be very tasty.....have to try this...

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  36. Hi Jay

    Brinji Rice looks delicious and super yummy. It's a very new flavor to me.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  37. Brinji rice looks delicious and very inviting dear

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  38. I m very happy to receive so much appreciation from you...I m THANKFUL for your valuable comments...!!!

    Have a great day...:)

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  39. wow..very aromatic and tasty rice..looks so tempting ! hey Jay, very soon I'll send my paneer entries...just need little time:))

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  40. Rice looks beautiful and tempting! Must make it soon.

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  41. Your picture is making me hungry..........

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  42. Brinji rice looks very delicious and coloful.

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  43. looks amazing and delicious :)

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  44. Good receipe.. Good job..I'm gonna try this.. And then, Basil and Brinji are different.. Basil is Tulsi Leaves and Brinji is Bay Leaves..

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  45. Great recipe.....I was looking for this recipe for quiet long.Thanks for sharing this.Cheers!!!

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  46. Superb recipe.....was just looking for this recipe everywhere.Thanks for sharing!! Cheers!!!

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