|Green peas(fresh or frozen)||1/2cup|
|Red chilly powder||1/4tsp|
|Coriander leaves||to garnish|
|Cinnamon||2 inch piece|
Soak the basmathi rice and keep aside,grind the cloves ,cinnamon,fennel to a powder, then add in the green chilly, mint and grind it to a fine paste.Finally grind the coconut and 1/2 tsp of fennel seeds to a fine paste separately.
Heat the pressure cooker or pan with the oil and ghee,saute the onion then ginger&garlic paste.Now add in the ground paste and saute it for a minute.Then add the tomatoes and cook it until mushy.Add the vegetables and mix it well.
Add the coconut paste,chilly powder and coriander powder and give it a stir,add the required water and let it boil.Finally add the coriander leaves and rice,cover it with the lid and cook it for two whistles in a medium flame.Open the cooker after the pressure subsides and fluff it with a fork gently.
Brinji is ready to enjoy.
Enjoy it with raitha and veg or non- veg curry.
- Potatoes can be used and added in the end(after adding the rice).
- Cashews can be added for extra richness.
- I used 11/4cups of water for one cup of rice and soaked for 20 minutes.
Sending this to Cooking with Seeds - Rice Event.