Sunday, December 14, 2014

Masala Bhaat (Maharastrian style)

This recipe was shared by by very good friend Nutan she has got lovely collection of recipes this is one among them ...this is so flavorful and yummy rice you will absolutely love it goes the recipe for that ......


2 Cups Pre cooked Basmati Rice ( cook till 80 % and feel if it feels cooked yet a bit grainy then its done drain and keep aside ) ( mix in 2 tbsp oil add put salt to taste and allow it to cool ) 

2 onion (chopped )

1/4 cup Chopped Cauliflower ( cut into small florets)

1/4 cup french beans chopped 

1/4 cup carrots ( cubed )

For the spice paste :

1 & 1/2 tsp Coriander seeds

1/2 tsp fennel seeds

2 cloves

small piece of star anise

1 ' ginger

3 big flakes of garlic 

2 green cardamom 

1 ' cinnamom 

1/2 cup coriander leaves

2 tbsp mint leaves

1 tsp peppercorn 

2-3 green chillies 

Other Ingredients 

1 Bay leaf 

1/2 tsp haldi powder 

Dash of lemon juice

2 tbsp Butter/Ghee + little oil 

salt to taste

Few cashews for garnishing


  1. Grind to paste corinader seeds, fennel seeds, cloves, green cardamom , cinnamon, star anise, cinnamon, ginger, galic, coriander leaves, mint, green chillies, peppercorn to a fine paste. 
  2. In wide mixing non stick pan add ghee / butter then add bayleaf , then add chopped onion and fry till turns golden brown add the paste and fry on a simmer gas till oil leaves out and your left with a very pleasant aroma.
  3. Add all the pre cooked vegs and haldi powder and fry well for 3-4 mins.
  4. Switch off the gas and mix in the rice, add salt to taste.
  5. It's so delicious that you can have just like that or serve with Boondi Raita ........simply Yummy !


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