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:

  1. Looks great
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  2. Very simple yet rich recipe,, sounds nice

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

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

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

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

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

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

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  9. very flavorful rice. lovely light yellow color looks inviting

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  10. Very flavorful and tasty rice..

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  11. Simple and so flavourful rice..

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  12. Tempting rice,very flavorful and yummy

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  13. Nice combination rice..looks yum

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  14. Lovely one Priya, so flavorful and nice.

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  15. So flavorful & inviting!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  16. Super yum and makes me drool

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  17. 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!

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  18. Delicious looking cashew rice recipe. Wonderfully prepared.

    Deepa

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

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  20. delicious!!! First time here happy to follow you

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

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

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  23. 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 :)

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

    Spicy Treats

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  25. Delicious and flavorful rice,mouthwatering.....

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  26. wonderful presentation of flavors..looks super good priya..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  27. Souns yummy n delicious pulao...

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  28. Yummooooooo...

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  29. 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 :)

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  30. Loved the rice preparation.

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  31. wow delicious briyani Priya,luks yum...

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

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  33. Looks so yummy & flavorful, fantastic!

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

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

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

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  37. delicious and flavourful recipe.. looks great!

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

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