Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Maharashtrian Masale Bhat

Easy to make, tasty,little spicy, less time for cooking..and like that .. this is a rice recipe in a marathi way :) Masala used is a garam masala generally used in marathi cooking, but you can use any garam masala of famous/favourite brand :)

Preparation Time : 10 Minutes
Cooking time: 5 Minutes

1 cup rice
2 cups water
2 Medium sized potatoes chopped in cubes
2 onions finely chopped
chopped cilantro for garnishing
lemon juice to taste
salt to taste
cumin seeds,mustard seeds,oil, 1 or 2 bay leaf for tampering
Turmeric powder
Garam masala(Black masala)/काला मसाला
Ground nuts
Jaggery to taste
Grated coconut for garnishing

  1. Wash the rice and remove all water and keep the it aside in a bowl for around 15 minutes.
  2. Keep pressure cooker pan on stove, pour 2 tbsp oil and heat the oil.
  3. Once oil is hot, put mustard seeds then cumin seeds,bay leaf.
  4. Put chopped potatoes,onion.
  5. Stir well.
  6. Put turmeric.
  7. Put 1 or 1 1/2 tbsp garam masala. Stir well.
  8. Put ground nuts. And stir well.
  9. Put rice now and saute well for around 5-6 minutes.
  10. Pour water , put salt,jaggery as per taste. stir well
  11. Cook for around 3 whistles.
  12. Once the cooker is cooled down, serve hot after garnishing it with grated coconut and hopped cilantro.Squeeze lemon to add little sour taste to it before serving.
  13. You can fry/roast urid papad to serve with it :)

Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!

Hope you liked it ....

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