Brinji Rice

Brinji Rice


  • Raw Rice – 2 cups
  • Onion – 2
  • Tomato – 2
  • Green Chillies – 4
  • Fresh Ginger – a small piece
  • Garlic – 8 cloves
  • Green Peas – ¼ cup
  • Carrot – 1
  • Beans – 4
  • Potato – 1
  • Cauliflower florets – ½ cup
  • Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Ghee or Oil – 8 tablespoon
  • Bay Leaves – few
  • Cloves – 4
  • Cinnamon – few sticks
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves – few


  1. Wash and soak the rice for 15 minutes. Cut the onion lengthwise. Slit the green chilli lengthwise. Chop the tomato, garlic and ginger. Cut the vegetables into medium size pieces.
  2. In a pressure cooker put the ghee or oil and when it is hot, add bay leaves, cloves and cinnamon sticks. Fry little and add onion, green chillies, garlic and ginger and fry till the onion turns transparent. Add tomato and fry for a while. Add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt. Stir well. Add the vegetables. Mix well. Now add the soaked rice and fry till it is hot to touch. Add 4 cups of water and pressure cook for two whistles.
  3. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  4. Note: It can be prepared with Basmati rice also. In that case water quantity to be reduced to 3 cups. Also it can be cooked in coconut milk (coconut milk + water should be 3 cups).


  1. Hi mam, i prepared the Brinji Rice it was nice, in my family also they liked. i will soon try ur other receipes too. thank you mam. photo upload it pls

  2. Hi Kamala

    Thank you for this recipe. Most of all I liked the ease of preparation. I made a few errors, like I increased the quantity of water a little as I thought the veges needed some extra for cooking, but I was wrong as the rice became a bit sticky. Next time I would increase the masala items to make it a bit more flavorsome.

    Thanks again, for making cooking so easy with your wonderful and clear recipes.

    • Hi Tasneem,

      Water quantity may be increased/decreased depending upon the variety/quality of the rice. Try once more and let me know your feed back.

  3. sathishA Mansoor

    Hi Madam, Am a great fan of ur recipes. Pls suggest whether v can add milk instead of coconut milk. Awaiting for ur response.

  4. Hi aunty, today i tried this recipe and the rice tasted so good .
    Thanks for your wonderful recipes.

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