Vegetable Birnji Rice

Vegetable brinji is a rice preparation in which rice is cooked with freshly ground garam masala and coconut milk with veggies.This rice is milder than biriyani,bit spicier than pulao,a one pot meal easy to cook.Here follows the excellent recipe....


Basmathi rice2cups
Onion 2no.(medium size)
Tomato3nos.(medium size)
Ginger&garlic paste 2tsp
Green chilly 5-6nos.
Green peas(fresh or frozen)1/2cup
Red chilly powder1/4tsp
Coriander powder1tsp
Mint leaves1/4cup
Lemon juice1tsp
Coriander leavesto garnish
Cinnamon2 inch piece
Fennel seeds
Salt to taste


                  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.


wow...full of flavors..the rice looks super yummy...bookmarking...
I changed my blog title to "Spicy Treats" ...Just to let u know :)

Luks colourful and delicious.Luv the recipe too.

looks simple and flavorful.

My school friend Nalini(What a coincidence?) brings this rice very often for us. But till now I never made it. Wanna try now.


looks simple and delicious .....

looks very colorful and delicious...

Brinji rice is my fav i luv the flavour hmmm...

Mmmm...yummy looking rice. I like your click

making it this weekend...sounds delicious..;)
Tasty Appetite

Luks so yummy,nalini..nice to make for lunch box

rice looks so delicious , lovely preparation..

looks bit diffrent can smelll all those flavours here...

looks the coconut flavor...

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