Brinji / Coconut Milk Rice

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Birinji is lovely flavored rice with bay leaf and coconut. The aroma of bay leaves and coconut are really nice. Any type of beef curry is a perfect combination with this rice; however all the other curries also go well with brinji rice..

Ingredients:

  1. Basmati Rice- 1 cup
  2. Cumin seeds- ¼ tsp
  3. Pepper corns-1 tsp
  4. Bay leaf- 2 nos
  5. Curry leaves-1 spring
  6. Shallots / small onion thinly chopped-2 tbsp
  7. Coconut milk- 1 ¾ cup
  8. Salt-to taste
  9. Oil- 1 1/2  tbsp

Ingredients for grinding:

  1. Coconut grated- ¼ cup
  2. Cumin seeds- ¼ tsp
  3. Green chilly-1  nos
  • Grind all the ingredients in a blender to a smooth thick paste by adding little water.
Preparation:
  • Soak basmati rice in water for 30 minutes.
  • Drain it and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan (non-stick pan is preferable) add shallots and saute until nice golden brown in color.
  • Add bay leaves, pepper corns, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  • Add coconut milk and salt in to it.
  • When it starts boiling add the grinned coconut paste and drained basmati rice.
  • Mix well and cover cooks it for few minutes (about 10-15 minutes) until all the water gets absorbed and the gets cooked nicely. (Stir occasionally about 2-3 times gently without breaking the rice).
  • Open the lid after 10 minutes and give a gentle mix.
  • Serve hot with the choice your  curry.

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