Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Masale Bhaat (Rice with Spice)

Masale Bhaat

This recipe is courtesy Mohini, whose preparation turns out so delicious that even if you've resolved to skip rice for the meal, you will end up having it!


1. 1 Cup Rice

For the paste: (Ingredients #1)
1. Grated coconut -1 table spoon
2. Green Chillies - 3/4
3. 1 Onion (large)

For the Masala: (Ingredients #2)
1. Bay leaf - 1
2. Dalchini - 1-inch piece
3. Badi Elaichi (large cardamom) - 1
4. Garam masala - 2 teaspoons
5. Chilly powder - 1 teaspoons
6. Turmeric - 1 teaspoon
7. Ginger+Garlic paste - 2 teaspoons

1. Potatoes - 2 or 3 cut in large pieces
2. Cauliflower - 1 small cut in large pieces
3. Green Peas  - half cup


Step #1:
Rinse rice and keep it aside for 10-15 mins. After 10-15 mins, take a small amount oil in the pan, pour rice and a half a teaspoon of turmeric and sauté rice for a few mins. Keep rice aside once done.

Step #2:
Put ingredients #1  in a mixer and make a paste and keep it aside.

Step #3:
Fry potatoes and cauliflower separately in low heat. Add pinch salt and turmeric while frying. Keep them aside

Step #4:
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large pan.
Add bay leaf, dalchini, cardamom and stir for a few seconds.
Add Ginger/Garlic paste and stir for a couple of minutes.
Add the paste prepared in Step #2 and fry in low flame until all water is evaporated.
Add garam masala, chilly powder, turmeric and fry for a couple of minutes.
Add potatoes and cauliflower and mix it well for a couple of minutes.
Add green peas & rice and mix them well with rest of the ingredients.
Add a couple of cups of hot water and cover the pan with a lid and let it cook.

Once rice is cooked, garnish with coriander and server with yoghurt!


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