Masala Bhaat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat Health Recipe

Masala Bhaat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat Health Recipe

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This traditional Maharashtrian rice is an amazing combination of spicy flavours and mouth-watering textures. When served with low fat curds or raita , it makes a complete meal in itself. Instead of brinjals and tendli, you can choose vegetables that are handy and whip up an easy nutritious meal in a jiffy.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 cup uncooked rice (chawal) , soaked for 15 minutes and drained
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
12 of ginger (adrak) , grated
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 cup sliced tendli (ivy gourd)
1/2 cup green peas
salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 cup brinjal (baingan / eggplant) cubes (optional)

For The Dry Spice Powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds
3 cloves (laung / lavang)
6 to 7 black peppercorns (kalimirch)

For The Garnish
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

Method
For the dry spice powder

    For the dry spice powder
  1. Combine the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cloves and peppercorns in a broad non-stick pan and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Remove from the flame and blend in a mixer to a smooth powder. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the ginger, green chillies, rice, tendli and green peas, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes
  4. Add 2½ cups of hot water, salt, turmeric powder and dry spice powder, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  5. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  6. Serve hot garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy181 cal
Protein4.9 g
Carbohydrates37.1 g
Fiber4.4 g
Fat1.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium11.2 mg
Masala Bhaat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat Video by Tarla Dalal

Reviews

Masala Bhaat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat Health Recipe
 on 16 Mar 18 07:06 PM
5

Masala Bhaat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat Health Recipe
 on 13 Mar 18 08:06 PM
5

Loved it. Omitted the green chillies and added a dry red chilli instead as didn''t want it too spicy. Also added freshly grated coconut for garnish
Tarla Dalal
14 Mar 18 08:50 AM
   We are very happy to know you have loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
Masala Bhaat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat Health Recipe
 on 03 Oct 17 02:02 PM
5

What about the Baingan? It doesn''t feature in the method of preparation?
Masala Bhaat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat Health Recipe
 on 02 Sep 16 09:09 AM
5

Love this recipe. Its yummmmmmm!m!
Tarla Dalal
02 Sep 16 01:06 PM
   Hi Gita , we are delighted you loved the Masala Bhaat recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Masala Bhaat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat Health Recipe
 on 22 Jul 16 10:37 AM
5

Tastes Yum
Masala Bhaat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat Health Recipe
 on 17 Jul 16 07:10 AM
5

Masala Bhaat
 on 07 Jun 13 09:13 AM
5

Nice healthy low fast rice which is pressure cooked to perfection and has a good array of brinjal, cauliflower and tendli.