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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Brinji Rice recipe with Kurma

This is an Hotel style Brinji Kurma recipe.
Brinji Rice with Kurma

Basmati rice- 2 cups
Onion medium sliced- 1 no
Tomato medium chopped- 1 no
Green chilli broken- 3 nos
Ginger and garlic paste- 1 tbsp
Cashew nuts- 20 nos
Salt to taste
Oil- 2 tbsp
Water- 2 cups

Whole spices for tempering
Cinnamon stick- 1" piece
Cloves- 4 nos
Green cardamom- 4 nos
Bay leaf- 2 nos
Star anise/ Annachi poo- 1 no
Mace/ Jathipathri- 1 nos
Marathi moggu/ Kapok buds- 2 nos

Wash and soak basmati rice in 2 cups water. Heat oil in a pan when hot fry the cashew nuts until golden brown, drain the fried cashew nuts and set aside. In the same oil add whole spices and fry till aroma rises. Add the onions and green chilli to the pan and saute for few seconds. Now add the ginger and garlic paste and saute for few secs. Add the chopped tomatoes to the pan, do not over cook the tomatoes as they will turn color of the rice, let the tomatoes be chunky. Now add the soaked basmati rice along with the water to the pan, season rice with required salt and stir well on high heat. When the rice starts absorbing the water, cover pan with tight lid and reduce the heat. Cook the rice on low heat for 10 mins or until the rice is soft and tender. Garnish Brinji rice with fried cashew nuts and its traditional to serve along with Vegetable Kurma.

Tips and notes.
Brinji rice can also be made with jeera samba rice or with ordinary raw rice. 
Its optional to add tomato to brinji.
If preferred bread croutons( deep fried bread cubes) can be added to brinji rice.
Its optional to add coconut milk to the rice it doesn't make a big difference, if doing so replace 1 cup water with 1 cup thick coconut milk.
Brinji Kurma


Priti S said...

That platter looks delish ....

Lubna Karim said...

Very aromatic and extremely yum looking rice that kurma too...

ramya anand said...

Mouthwatering combo!yumm!

Shankari Ravi said...

Tried it today it was super easy to make I added some fried bread and paneer. Was super!