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Jan 19, 2013

PREPARATION TIME

COOKING TIME

SERVES

3-4

PREPARATION LEVEL

Easy

"A homemade Masala Bhat is very delicious in taste. And you can make it at your home in easy and quick steps. The recipe of a traditional Maharashtrian delicacy, Masala Bhat is very simple to follow. Masala Bhat is also known as Indian Spiced Rice.

INGREDIENTS

    Water
    Oil
    Mixed vegetables-chopped brinjal, gerkins, carrots, peas,
    1 cup rice
    3-4 onions finely chopped
    Salt
    1/2 tsp hing (asafoetida)
    1 tsp garam masala
    Half-crushed ginger-garlic-green chilli paste
    Goda masala
    1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    1 tsp mix masala
    Coriander for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat 3-4 tbsp oil
  • Once the oil is hot, add 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Add 1 tsp garam masala
  • Add 1 tbsp half crushed garlic-ginger-green chilli paste
  • Add 1 tsp goda masala
  • Add 1 tsp mix masala
  • Add coriander according to requirement
  • Add 3-4 finely chopped onions
  • Add salt according to taste
  • Mix well
  • TIP: The key flavour in the masale bhaat is because of Goda masala
  • TIP: Do not overcook the onions
  • Now add the chopped mix vegetables
  • Mix well
  • TIP: Ensure all the vegetables are well coated with the masala
  • Now add 1 cup washed rice
  • Mix well
  • TIP: Always add double the quantity of water to the amount of rice being used
  • Add 2 cups water for 1 cup rice
  • Mix well
  • Cover the saucepan with a lid and let the rice cook for 10 mins on a high flame
  • TIP: Once the rice boils, make the flame low
  • Let the rice cook under the steam
  • Once the rice has cooked, garnish with coriander
  • TIP: You can also use grated coconut and cashwes to make this rice
  • Ready to serve

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