Sunday, February 17, 2013

"Masla Bhaat" (Maharashtrian style Rice)

Whenever i think of Maharashtrian food first dish which comes to my mind is masala bhaat, this is just full of aroma and very traditional taste. I have many childhood memory attached with this recipe mostly eating at friends place or at maha-prasad (religious offering). Recently i called my cook as she is maharashtrian so for me the best person to ask for this recipe. This came so similar to taste that i have with, and very delicious and aromatic.


2 cup basmati rice
10-12 cup tindi cut lengthwise into four (kundru)
10-12 brinjals cubes
10-12 potatoes cubes
2-3 dry red chilies
2 tablespoon coriander seeds
1/2 cup grated coconut
1/4 cup green peas
5-6 green cloves
2-3 green cardamon
2 bay leaves
2 green chilies
2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste 
1 teaspoon cumin seeds 
1 teaspoon turmeric powder 
1 teaspoon red chili powder 
4-5 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoon fresh coriander leaves
4-5 curry leaves
Salt to taste


Wash rice thoroughly and soak it for atleast 20-30 minutes. Now in a pan roast dry chilies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and coconut till it become slightly brown and good light roasted aroma around, keep aside and let it cool down than ground it to fine paste. Heat oil in pan add chopped green chilies, curry leaves, ginger garlic paste, bay leaves, cloves, cardamon and turmeric powder stir fry for 2-3 minutes on medium heat. Now add all the veggies and again stir fry for 2-3 minutes and add roasted powder to the veggies and mix well. Add soaked rice to this (without water) and cook for another 3-4 minutes and than add 4 cup plus 2 table spoon water and cover with lead and cook for 10-12 minutes or till rice cooked completely. Serve hot.

Enjoy wholesome traditional taste rice. Keep Cooking with gangnam style...!!

1 comment:

  1. thanks for a very good step by step description of ur recipie :)


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