Chosen Dish – Brinji Rice and Pepper Chicken

After much consideration, I have decided on the dish that I will prepare for Practical. The dish I have chosen is Brinji Rice and Pepper Chicken. Brinji Rice is named after the main spice used, called Bay Leaves or Brinji Leaves. It gives the rice the unique flavour of Brinji leaves, and thus the rice is named after them.

Brinji Rice Recipe

Ingredients

  • Olive Oil – 4 tsp
  • Bay Leaves or Brinji Leaves – 3
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Cloves – 2
  • Cinnamon – 1
  • Star Anise – 1
  • Green Chillies – 3
  • Onion – 2
  • Green Peas – A handful
  • Curry Leaves – 5 leaves
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
  • Peppermint Leaves – A handful
  • Coriander Leaves – A handful
  • Basmati Rice – 1 Cup
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan in a wok
  2. Add the cumin seeds and fry
  3. Add all the spices
  4. Slit the chillies into two and put them in the wok
  5. Slice the onions, and fry them until they turn golden brown
  6. Pour the ginger-garlic paste and stir until the raw smell dissipates
  7. Add the green peas and stir for 2 minutes
  8. Add the peppermint leaves and coriander leaves
  9. Fry for 2 minutes
  10. Pour the washed basmati rice into the wok
  11. Add oil if the rice sticks to the wok. (Optional)
  12. Stir until the rice is well fried
  13. Sprinkle some salt to taste and mix well
  14. Pour one and a half cups of water
  15. Transfer everything into the electric cooker
  16. Cook the rice in the rice cooker
  17. Serve and garnish with coriander leaves

Pepper Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

  • Sesame Oil – 2 tsp.
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Chillies – 2
  • Ginger Garlic Paste
  • Crushed Pepper – 2 tsp.
  • Salt to taste

Marination (for at least half an hour)

  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tbsp.
  • Chicken – 1/4 kg

Procedure

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan.
  2. Add the sliced chillies, finely chopped onions, and diced tomatoes into the frying pan
  3. Stir-fry until the onions turn golden brown
  4. Add garlic ginger paste and mix well
  5. Add the marinated chicken and stir until the chicken is well cooked
  6. Sprinkle the pepper on
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves

This is a picture of the dish.

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