Saturday, 23 May 2015

Masale Bhaat

Masale Bhaat - One of the most famous Maharastrian Rice dish, with lots of spices and masala's,is perfect as a one pot meal. This rice dish is so popular, that it is served in the weddings too as an important rice menu along with other dishes. Though I am not a spicy - masala person, I made it for my husband - yes of course he too helped me in making it, as he is much aware of Maharastrain cuisines. 

The things that into it are basic those found at home, though little pre-paration like making paste and grinding masalas has to be done.

Lets move on to the recipe...

Broken Basmati Rice / Basmati Rice 2 cups
Onion 1, sliced
Potato 1, cubed with skin
Green Peas - fresh / frozen 1/2 cup
Green Chilies 2, sliced
Goda Masala 1 tbsp or Garam Masala 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder 1 tbsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Bay Leaf 2
Curry Leaves few
Water 1/2 cup + 3 cups

For Paste to be made:
Ginger small piece

For Masala Powder to be Ground:
Coriander Powder 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds 1tbsp
Cinamon stick 1 inch piece
Cloves 4 - 5

For Garnishing:
Freshly Chopped Coriander Leaves few
Freshly Grated Coconut little

Step 1:
Wash, drain and Soak rice in water for around 20 minutes.

Step 2:
Wash and cut the vegetables accordingly and keep ready aside.

Step 3:
In a pan, dry roast coriander powder, cumin seeds, cinmaon stick and cloves until it leaves nice aroma and changes its colour. Allow it to cool a bit.

Now grind it coarsely in a dry mixer jar. 

Keep ready aside.

Step 4:
Make ginger paste and keep ready.

Step 5:
Lets start to make Masale Bhaat......
In a pan heat oil. Once heated, add bay leaf. Now add mustard seeds. As it starts to crackle, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, and curry leaves.

Now add Green chilies and onion and saute until onion turns transparent and turns golden in colour.

Add ginger paste to it now.

At this stage, add Turmeric powder, red chili powder, the ground spice powder and goda masala or garam masala and  well and cook for a minute.

Its time to add potatoes and green peas. Add 1/2 a cup of water, salt and cook for 3 minutes.

Now add rice and 3 cups of water and again salt and mix well.
{Check for seasoning here at this stage}.

Cover with a lid and cook on high flame for 3 mintues.

Then reduce the flame to medium for another 3 mintues.

Finally reduce the flame to fully low and let the rice cook for almost 10 - 12 minutes.
{Tip: once or twice in between, mix the rice}.

Once the rice is fully cooked, switch off the gas and let it stay covered for almost 10 minutes.

Now open, transfer to a serving plate and garnish it with freshly chopped coriander leaves and fresh grated coconut{as its this way the rice / bhaat is eaten}.

Enjoy with vagharelu Chaas / Tempered Buttermilk....


  1. Yummy delicious aromatic rice:)

  2. Healthy yummy pulao..tempting..

  3. Absolutely succulent & flavorful rice ,well done.

    1. Thank you.. Really feeling appreciating...

  4. Simply love all the flavours going on here. This aromatic rice is sure to win hearts at the dinning table. Loved it.

    1. Yes exactly told.. A table hit dish.. Thanks dear

  5. Oh yum. Rice dishes always makes me happy. I see the deliciousness of this bhaat.

  6. Such lovely flavors! Delicious rice...

  7. Love all the spices that is added to this dish! Bhaat is our staple and this one is a winner!

    1. Feeling glad that u liked it.. Thanks dear:)

  8. Jeena, This rice is full of flavor and very tempting..Ahhh i can smell it. I am hungry now :)

    1. Thanks Kushi... these words are really encouraging for more better to be done

  9. This flavourful one pot meal is a must try when in a hurry...Looks delicious:)

  10. This masala bhaat is looking absolutely yumm. Easy to prepare this one pot meal. Delicious !!

  11. Looks yummy! easy and flavourful too!!

  12. Very nice, super aromatic rice recipe. Love the flavors. Keep it up Jeena.


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