Masale Bhat Recipe, Spicy Flavourful Masala Rice Recipe

Masale Bhat Recipe, Spicy Flavourful Masala Rice Recipe

Masale Bhat is a Maharashtrian variety of rice preparation. I love rice and I keep trying different preparations of rice at home

 

For the first time, I tried this recipe in Pune at a Maharashtrian cuisine restaurant. Maharashtrian cuisine is full of flavours and is very healthy for the ingredients that go into this cuisine. As my house help is Maharashtrian, I asked her for the recipe after I tried at the restaurant. I learnt the recipe from her but changed it a bit as per the liking of my family members.

 

We love the dish so much that we have been constantly making this dish at my home for 2 years now. We call it Maharashtrian Veg Pulao. The recipe I am sharing is my version which is a bit different from what is prepared traditionally in Maharashtra.

 

Masale Bhat Recipe

 

Masala bhaat is a spicy, flavourful, aromatic and full of vegetable rice preparation. It is a one-pot recipe and hence it doesn’t require much efforts and time to cook it. Lots of vegetables not only makes it healthy but also gives it different flavours and adds texture to it.

 

Masale Bhat

 

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Masala bhaat, also known as Masale Bhat makes for a good lunch box recipe or a quick and light dinner as well. It is also a good dish to serve along with a simple meal to make it complete and delicious. Pair it with some raita or chaach (buttermilk) to enhance the taste even more.

 

Video Recipe – 

 

 

 

Maharashtrian Style Masala Bhaat Recipe

 

How to Prepare

Wash rice thoroughly 4 – 5 times till water comes out clean. Soak in enough water for approx. 10 – 15 mins. While rice is soaking keep other ingredients ready to save time. Peel and slice onion and other vegetables. Peel and cut garlic and ginger. Wash all the vegetables thoroughly 2 -3 times.

 

What makes Masale Bhat healthy –

A lot of vegetables and spices makes this dish healthy. The spices used provides the necessary heat to the body. Also, the rice is light and easy to digest.

 

What kind of rice can be used –

As Masale bhat is not each grain separate preparation. Rather it is a bit moist and soft. Dubraj, Indrayani, Kolam or even basmati can be used for this preparation.

 

Step by Step Masale Bhat Recipe –

 

Soaking Rice

• Wash and soak rice in a bowl for 15 minutes.

• Drain and rinse under running water. Keep aside in a strainer.

 

Grounded Spice Mix –

 

Masale Bhat Powder

 

• Dry roast cumin seeds and coriander seeds on a low flame till aromatic.

 

Masala Rice

 

• Grind in a mortar pestle. Keep aside.

 

Cooking Procedure –

 

• Heat oil in a handi.

 

Tempering

 

• To it add jeera and allow to splutter. Next, add green chilli and let it cook.

 

Rice Recipe

 

• After a min. add potato and carrots (or veggies of your choice – brinjal, tendli). Mix well and cook for 2 mins.

 

• Next, add sliced onions and ginger-garlic paste. Mix well and cook for a min.

 

Pulao

 

• Also, add peas and tomatoes. Mix well. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes (or till veggies are done) on a low flame.

 

• To flavour the rice, add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, goda masala, powdered cumin and coriander, salt and whole spices. Mix well.

 

Maharashtrian Cuisine

 

• Finally, add rice and mix gently. Roast for a min.

• For the added flavour add ghee and mix well.

• Next, add water and let it boil.

 

Maharashtrian Food

 

• Cover and cook on a low flame till rice is done. Check (stir) once in between.

 

Masale Bhat

 

• Garnish with grated coconut. Finish with lime juice.

 

Maharashtrian Style Masala Bhaat Recipe

• Serve hot.

 

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Masale Bhat

Masale bhat is a spicy rice recipe from Maharashtrian cuisine. It is aromatic, flavourful and full of vegetables.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
0 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3 People

Ingredients

  • Cumin Seeds - 1 Tsp
  • Coriander Seeds - 1 Tsp
  • Oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 Tsp
  • Chopped Green Chilli - 1 Tsp
  • Potato & Carrot - 1 Medium Size
  • Sliced Onion - 1 Medium Size
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 Tsp
  • Peas - 1/4th Cup
  • Chopped Tomato - 1 Large
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 Tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1 Tsp
  • Goda Masala - 1/2 Tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Powdered Masala
  • Bay leaf Cinnamon, Star Anise
  • Clove and Cardamom
  • Washed & Soaked Rice - 1 Cup
  • Ghee - 1 Tbsp
  • Water - 2.5 Cups
  • Grated Coconut

Instructions

Soaking Rice

  • Wash and soak rice in a bowl for 15 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse under running water. Keep aside in a strainer.

Masala Bhaat Powder –

  • Dry roast cumin seeds and coriander seeds on a low flame till aromatic.
  • Grind in a mortar pestle. Keep aside.

Cooking Procedure –

  • Heat oil in a handi.
  • Add jeera and allow to splutter. Add green chilli and let it cook.
  • Add potato and carrots (or veggies of your choice – brinjal, tendli). Mix well and cook for 2 mins.
  • Add sliced onions and mix well. Add ginger-garlic paste. Mix well and cook for a min.
  • Add peas and tomatoes. Mix well. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes (or till veggies are done) on a low flame.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, goda masala, powdered cumin and coriander, salt and whole spices. Mix well.
  • Add rice and mix gently. Roast for a min.
  • Add ghee and mix well. It adds aroma and flavor to the rice.
  • Add water and let it boil.
  • Cover and cook on a low flame till rice is done. Check (stir) once in between.
  • Garnish with grated coconut. Finish with lime juice.
  • Serve hot.

Video

Notes

• Soaking rice beforehand takes less time to cook.
• 1 cup of uncooked rice yields 2 cups (approx.) of cooked rice.
• This preparation of rice is slightly moist than pulao or biryani, so add a little extra water.
• Finish with lime juice for better taste.
• Traditionally veggies like brinjal, cauliflower and tendli is also added. You can add as per your choice.
• You can also add half a cup of grated coconut at the end and mix well for an added texture and flavour.


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