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Brinji rice

How to make brinji rice tender, fluffy, and flavourful with these easy step by step instructions
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: lunch recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: brinji rice recipe
Servings: 4 People


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Rice for brinji

  • 1 Cup rice(boiled/Puzhungal Arisi)
  • 2 1/2 Cup Water

Making brinji rice

  • 50 ml Oil
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Bayleaf
  • 1/4 tsp Fennel
  • 1/2 Cup Onion
  • 1/2 Cup Carrot
  • 1/2 Cup Green beans
  • 1/2 Cup Potato
  • 1/4 Cup Mint leaves
  • 1/4 Cup Coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 Cup Tomato
  • 1 Large Green chili
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • In a thick bottom pan/pressure cooker add 50 ml of oil and warm it up in medium flame
  • Next, add 2 cloves, 1 bay leaf, and 1/4 tsp fennel and saute for a few seconds.
  • Next, add 1/2 cup chopped onion and cook until translucent.
  • Now, add all the vegetables and half cook all of them in oil. 1/2 cup carrot, 1/2 cup green beans, 1/2 cup potato.
  • Next, add 1/4 cup mint leaves and 1/4 cup coriander leaves. Mix and saute for a minute.
  • Now add 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste and mix well. Cook for a minute in medium flames until the raw smell fades away.
  • Next, add 1/2 cup tomato and cook until partially mashed.
  • Finally, add 1 large green chilli and cook them all for a minute before adding water.
  • Now, add 2 1/2 cup water and mix it well with all the ingredients. And then bring it to a boil in high flame after covering the cooker with a lid.
  • Once the water starts to boil add in the soaked (boiled rice/Puzhungal Arisi) and give a gentle mix.
  • Again cover it with a lid and bring it to a boil in high flame.
  • Once the mixture starts boiling, lower the flame and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, keeping the lid on.
  • After 20 to 25 minutes open the lid fluff the rice from the corners and serve hot!
  • Brinji rice is ready!