Masala Bhaat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat Health Recipe

Masala Bhaat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat Health Recipe

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Maharashtrian masala bhaat recipe | healthy masala brown rice | healthy masala vegetable pulao | with 26 amazing images.

Maharashtrian masala bhaat recipe is a famous delicacy from west of India made in most Maharashtrian homes quite frequently. Here it has been made slightly nourishing by the addition of brown rice by way of healthy masala brown rice. Learn how to make healthy masala bhaat in pressure cooker.

To make healthy masala vegetable pulao, you first need to make a dry spice powder by dry roasting basic spices like cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cloves and black peppercorns and then blending them to a powder. Follow it heating oil in a deep non-stick pan and give a tempering of cumin seeds. As the seeds crackle, add asafoetida, ginger, green chillies and turmeric powder and sauté for a few seconds. Add all the vegetables, salt and little water and allow the vegetables to cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Finally add the cooked brown rice and dry spice powder, mix well and cook for another 2 minutes. Garnish with coriander and serve.

Brown rice used to make healthy masala vegetable pulao has slightly more fiber than the white polished rice used in the traditional recipe. Moreover this recipe makes use of many colourful veggies which adds a dose of antioxidants and fiber. Antioxidants will help you get rid of the free radicals, while the fiber will keep up your digestive health. Moreover this recipe has a twist of using only 2 tsp of oil as compared to oodles of oil used authentically.

Healthy masala brown rice thus should be preferred over white rice based masala bhaat whether you are a healthy individual or a heart patient. However rice is full of carbs, so do not get carried away by its colours and flavours. Restrict your portion size for sure.

This traditional Maharashtrian masala bhaat recipe 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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Masala Bhaat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat Health Recipe recipe - How to make Masala Bhaat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat Health Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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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 to make masala bhaat

    How to proceed to make masala bhaat
  1. To make masala bhaat, heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the asafoetida, ginger, green chillies and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the tendli, green peas, brinjal, salt and 3 tbsp of water, cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the rice and dry powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  6. Serve the masala bhaat 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
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If you like healthy masala bhaat

  1. If you like Healthy Masala Bhaat, then also try other healthy brown rice based recipes like  

For the dry spice powder

  1. To prepare masala (dry spice-mix) for Maharashtrian masala bhaat, in a broad non-stick pan take cumin seeds.
  2. Add coriander seeds.
  3. Add cloves.
  4. Add peppercorns.
  5. Mix well and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds or until they are aromatic and slightly brown.
  6. Remove from the flame, cool down completely and transfer to a mixer jar.
  7. Blend in a mixer to a smooth powder for healthy masala brown rice and keep aside.

How to make masala bhaat

  1. To make Maharashtrian masala bhaat recipe | healthy masala brown rice | healthy masala vegetable pulao, heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add onions. For Maharashtrian weddings, this Masale Bhat is made without using onion.
  4. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add asafoetida.
  6. Add ginger.
  7. Add green chillies. Add more or less as per your spice preference.
  8. Add the turmeric powder.
  9. Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  10. Add tendli.
  11. Add green peas.
  12. Add the brinjal cubes.
  13. Add salt to taste.
  14. Add 3 tbsp of water.
  15. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes ,while stirring occasionally.
  16. Add the brown rice. Traditional Masala Bhaat makes use of white rice.
  17. Add the prepared spice powder of healthy masala vegetable pulao. Add the prepared dry spice powder. This is the most important ingredient which imparts a unique flavor to Maharashtrian masala bhaat recipe. An alternative to this masala is the Goda Masala.
  18. Mix well and cook healthy masala brown rice on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  19. Garnished with coriander. 
  20. Serve Maharashtrian masala bhaat hot. You can enjoy the Masala bhaat with curd, raita or kadhi to make a complete meal.

Reviews

Masala Bhaat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat Health Recipe
 on 07 Jul 20 04:05 PM
5

Awesome Recipe! I added approx. 1 tsp sugar and 1 cup shredded fresh coconut too at the end. Tasted awesome! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.
Tarla Dalal
07 Jul 20 04:43 PM
   Sandhya, Thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes you loved.
Masala Bhaat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat Health Recipe
 on 12 May 20 01:01 PM
5

good
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.