Friday, October 30, 2009

Masale Bhat (Spicy rice)

Masale Bhat is very popular Maharashtrian dish. It is one thing which you will always find on menu in any Maharashtrian wedding. Whenever we have family function my mom is always requested to make Masale Bhat. So this is my mom's version of Masale Bhat. I hope you also enjoy this dish as much as I do!!


1 cup rice
1 Potato diced
1/2 cup green peas
1 Onion sliced
6-7 curry leaves
4-5 green chillies
4-5 tbsp oil
2 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1tsp cumin seeds
2 cloves
2 dry red chillies
1 inch cinamon stick
Chopped coriander
lemon pieces
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 cup dry shredded coconut
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp ghee

  1. Wash and soak the rice for half an hour.
  2. Fry the following ingredients in small kadhai:

    sesame seeds
    coriander seeds
    cumin seeds
    dry red chillies
    cinnamon stick
    dry shredded coconut

  3. Grind all the above ingredients to dry masala powder without adding any water.
  4. Heat oil in cooker. Add mustard seeds. When they start spluttering add green chillies and onion.
  5. Add curry leaves. Fry till onion turns golden brown.
  6. Add ginger garlic paste and masala powder done in second step. Fry for a minute.
  7. Add vegetables and fry for 2 mins.
  8. Add rice and stir nicely.
  9. Add 3 cups of water and salt to taste.
  10. Add ghee. Stir properly.
  11. Close the lid of pressure cooker and bring 1 whistle.
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon.
Preparation time : 40 mins
Serves : 2

Tip : You can also add brinjal, tendli, carrot as per your choice.

This is my entry to event WYF Specialty food.


Naveen said...

nice.. someone is cooking a real variety these days.. :)
good going Renuka :)

Ramya Manja said...

masale baath luks very yummy,will try it for sure.....

Renuka Rao said...

Thanks Naveen!!

Renuka Rao said...

m sure Ramya u will like this :) let me know once u try!!

Ramya Manja said...

Hey Renuka today I tried ur 'Masale Bhat'..It is Delicious,we both loved it!!
So Friends do try this recipe,its worth trying.....yuppie there is a new entry in my kitchen...

Renuka Rao said...

wonderful to know u loved it Ramya!! Thank you :)

EC said...

Yumm..looks lovely, thanks for participating

Rekha said...

Sounds delicious, would love to try it..

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Thanks Rekha!! sure give it a try!!

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