If ur from Maharashtra, Iam so sure u will be knowing about this dish. One of my mom's maharashtrian friend taught her this dish and since then it has become and eternal part of our daily menu. I Remember my mom used to often pack this rice dish in my tiffin box, along with some salad. It used to taste so yummy. Hmmm... It is very very easy to make and is a quicky. It takes less than 30 minutes to be ready...:) So, without wasting anytime I will jump on to the recipe.
You need :
Cooked rice : 3 cups
Onions : 1 medium sliced lenghtwise
Green peas - 1 cup
Potatoes - 2 cut in cubes
Jeera (cumin seeds) - 2 tsp
Tomato - 1 (optional) I skipped it
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Kitchen king masala - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Green chilli - 2 slit
Garam masala - 1tsp
Bay leaves - 3
Fresh Coriander leaves - 1 cup (I didnt have it so I skipped it too)
Salt to taste
Oil - 1tbsp
In a big pan pour oil and add in the cumin seeds. Let it splutter well. Now add in the bay leaves and the garam masala powder. Stir for 1 minute on medium flame. See that u dont burn the masala. Now add the onions, peas and stir and cook for 3 minutes or till the peas are tender. Now add the tomatoes if ur adding them and stir well again. Once the tomato is tender and mashed, add the potatoes, sprinkle some water and cook covered for 10 minutes.
Now, put all the other masala and salt and stir till the potato cooks well. Once the potato is cooked well add the previously cooked rice to the potatoes mixture and mix well until all the masala is taken in by the rice. Cook covered for 5 minutes keep stirring in between. Now cook uncovered for 6-7 more minutes and remove from flame. Garnish with corinader leaves and if u prefer about 2 tsp of lemon extract. Your Masala bhaath is ready.
Enjoy with Raita. Its a complete meal in a jiffy :D