Monday, May 14, 2012

Cashew Brinji Rice

Sunday's lunch goes always for briyanis,pulaos or either flavourful spiced rice dishes, its been a while i prepared my favourite brinji rice for sunday lunch. As i told earlier we invited a Spanish gal for a week of language exchange programme, after having spiceless dishes specially i prepared for her,she was quite curious to taste our spicy Indian dishes. Personally i wanted to prepare something spiceless,but she was quite tempted to have something mildly spicy,so i prepared this mildly spicy,delicious and flavourful brinji rice.Yesterday she leaved to Spain after a week stay in Paris, i served this cashew brinji rice with chicken 65 for sunday lunch, for my surprise she enjoyed thoroughly this brinji rice. Omg, i was bit nervous until she told it wasnt that much spicy for her.

You can prepare brinji rice by adding variety of veggies,soyachunks or simply with any kind of nuts, my choice went for cashew nuts.This rice gets ready easily and its quite spiceless as this whole dish is spiced only with some green chillies. Serve this rice with any kind of spicy side dishes prepared either with meats or veggies, am damn sure your lunch will be definitely filling and satisfying. Sending to SYF & HWS Series-Fennel seeds guest hosted by Kaveri,event by Anu.



2cups Basmati rice (washed & soaked for half an hour)
2nos Onions (sliced lengthwise)
4nos Green chillies (slit opened)
Handful of Cashew nuts
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1no Whole spices (bayleaves,cloves,cardamom & cinnamon stick)
2cups Coconut Milk
1cup Water
1tsp Fennel seeds
1/2cup Mint leaves (chopped)
Ghee or oil
Salt

Heat a pressure cooker with enough ghee or oil, add the whole spices,fennel seeds and fry until they turns brown, now add the sliced onions,ginger garlic paste,slit opened green chillies and salt, cook everything for few minutes until the onions turns transculent.

Now add the coconut milk,water,bring everything to boil. Add immediately soaked and drained basmati rice to the boiling coconut milk-water mixture.

Add the chopped mint leaves to the rice and close the cooker with the lid,cook upto 3hisses and put off the stove.

Meanwhile heat enough ghee or oil,fry the cashews until they turns golden brown.Once the steam get released, add the fried cashews to the rice, toss gently..

Serve hot with your choice of spicy side dish.

53 comments:

Lavanya said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great
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jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

Very simple yet rich recipe,, sounds nice

easyfoodsmith said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious post!

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

A very flavorful and delicious brinji rice..
Thanks for linking dear.

Happy Cook / Finla said... Reply To This Comment

I love anykind of rice dish. And this looks flavourfull.

simran said... Reply To This Comment

this is such a wonderful recipe...and what a combination with chicken 65.........yum

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Love this ever....

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

Wow it's simple n tempting

Shabbu said... Reply To This Comment

looks nice and delicious rice..
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S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

Simple n wonderful rice dish,wish i have to taste the recipe immediately....

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious rice preparation..perfect to serve for the guests.

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

super comfortable

Mythreyi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks inviting for Kids, and Comforting for Adults.. :-)

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Yum! Yum! Yum!

Lizy said... Reply To This Comment

simple yet elegant rice..

Spice up the Curry said... Reply To This Comment

very flavorful rice. lovely light yellow color looks inviting

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks simply superb..

Roshni said... Reply To This Comment

yumm yumm...

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Very flavorful and tasty rice..

Maayeka said... Reply To This Comment

Simple and so flavourful rice..

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

how simple and delicious.

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Tempting rice,very flavorful and yummy

Sharmilee! :) said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combination rice..looks yum

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely one Priya, so flavorful and nice.

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

So flavorful & inviting!!
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Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Super yum and makes me drool

ruchikacooks said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so perfectly cooked priyakka, each rice grain is separate. I am always late in visiting, I post and then something comes up and I forget...sorry!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious looking cashew rice recipe. Wonderfully prepared.

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Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Flavorful rice.

Devi said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy flavorful recipe!.. Should be tasting awesome!!

Shweta in the Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

delicious!!! First time here happy to follow you

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Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely rice. Kids will always love mildly spicy rice items !!

Srimathi said... Reply To This Comment

Very delicious combination of ingredients in the rice. Looks delicious.

Kannada Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Fragrant and oo so yummy

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Nicely presented and delicious rice!!

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Vineetha said... Reply To This Comment

Glad that the spanish girl liked ur food,I m sure u must have picked a lot of spanish from her..it will really help u if u r going there :)

Sangeetha said... Reply To This Comment

its been a while i had this super flavorful rice...looks so good n tempting!! with chicken 65 padu supera erunthirkkumae?! :)

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Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and flavorful rice,mouthwatering.....

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

wonderful presentation of flavors..looks super good priya..;)
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Gayathri NG said... Reply To This Comment

Souns yummy n delicious pulao...

Madhavi said... Reply To This Comment

Yummooooooo...

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Priyanka Agrawal said... Reply To This Comment

i can imagine how one feels nervous when serving a dish to a foreigner. i feel the same way when i cook for my canadian or asian freinds. chicken 65 n rice sounds like a good combo. kudos to u for pulling it off so well!
n language exchange class sounds like such a great idea :)

Treat and Trick said... Reply To This Comment

So tasty and looks awesome!

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

Loved the rice preparation.

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

wow delicious briyani Priya,luks yum...

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

superb recipe , would love to have it with any rich gravy :)

Ambreen said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so yummy & flavorful, fantastic!

faseela said... Reply To This Comment

super yummy rice....

Vanamala Hebbar said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect for brunch ...very nice

Preeti said... Reply To This Comment

Love coconut milk in my rice..very simple yet richfully yummy recipe Priya:)

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

What a lovely meal. The flavors sound wonderful and I know I would like this very much. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said... Reply To This Comment

looks great...each rice grain is seperate and fluffy!

Amina Khaleel said... Reply To This Comment

delicious and flavourful recipe.. looks great!

Tania @ A Perfect Pantry said... Reply To This Comment

I make Briniji Rice all the time... I'll have to try out yours:)