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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Maharashtrian Masala bhaath.....yummy!!

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

Method :

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


Divya Vikram said...

Shubha..The masala bhath looks yumm..Easy recipe too..I always look for such dishes..Is the kitchen king masala similar to garam masala?

kamala said...

Masala bhaath looks yummy shubha

Cham said...

So easy to make this masala bhaat, looks tasty !

KayKat said...

The flavours here remind me of my mum's quickfix pulao - she whips it up in no time at all, always delicious :)

Uma said...

looks delicious.

Kalai said...

Looks very yummy, Shubha! Great for a quick meal. :)

Roopa said...

Lovely blog color and header :) also the masala bhath looks so good , its easy and filling and delicious. As you said , if you add a little love to the dish while cooking, it makes you a perfect cook :) Hey I have added you to my blogroll:)

sridevi said...

it really looks yummy shubha another gr8 recipe for my hubby lunch box

AshaCoolkarni said...

Looks yummy - keep blogging! Your recipe is a different take on Masale bhaat than mine- I will definitely try this.

Being a Marathi - I would suggest a few changes to consider
1. Use Kala masala/ Goadaa masala which is a typical marathi masala
2. No potatoes or tomatoes.. Tondali/Tinde instead
3. at least a little bit of gud
4. Must garnish with fresh coconut, coriander and ghee

Detailed recipe at: