Masale bhath or bhat recipeTweet
Masale bhath or bhat is a very popular Maharashtrian rice dish prepared from rice, vegetables, red chilli powder and goda masala and garnished with coriander leaves, coconut and cashewnuts. Goda masala is a special Maharastrian spice mixture which is used for making masale bhath, varan bhath or usal.This masala has a unique flavour and gives a nice aroma and taste when added to any dish. Masale bhath is a spiced one-pot meal and best accompanied with raita, chips, papad or plain curd and is generally served during Maharashtrian weddings. A very delicious and must try recipe…
- Regular or Basmati rice - 2 cups
- Cooking oil - 2 tablespoons
- Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
- Bay leaves - 2
- Cloves - 2
- Onion - 1 (chopped medium)
- Ginger-garlic paste
- Cauliflower florets - 1 cup
- Brinjal - 1 (medium chopped)
- Capsicum - 1 (medium chopped)
- Potato - 1 (medium chopped)
- Tomato - 1 (medium chopped)
- Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
- Goda masala - 2 to 3 teaspoons
- Ghee - 1 tablespoon
- Cashewnuts - 10
- Grated coconut - 2 tablespoons
- Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tablespoons
- Salt to taste
HOW TO MAKE MASALE BHATH RECIPE Wash and soak rice for half an hour with enough water.
Add all the chopped vegetables - cauliflower florets, potato, tomato, capsicum and brinjal and mix well.
Cover the pressure pan with a lid and cook upto 3 whistles. Let it cool down.
Meanwhile heat ghee in a tadka pan. Roast cashew nuts till golden brown and add to the masale bhath and mix well.
Serve masale bhath hot with raita or curd or potato chips.
NOTES : If you do not have goda masala ready, you can add garam masala and prepare in the same manner. You can also prepare masale bhath in a normal pan or vessel. Here you have to cover the pan with a lid and check once or twice if the rice is cooked well. Cook the rice on a low to medium flame. You can also add green peas or carrot to make it more healthier and nutritious.