Maharashtrian Masale Bhath

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 3
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 300 gms - Rice (basmati)
  • 2 tsps - Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp - Sesame seeds
  • 1 piece - Cinnamon (small)
  • 4 - Cloves
  • 1 - Badi Elaichi
  • 4 tsp - Ghee
  • 1/4 tsp - Mustard seeds (black)
  • 5 - Curry leaves
  • 1 pinch - Asafoetida
  • 1 - Green chillies (slit lengthwise)
  • 4 tbsp - Coconut (grated)
  • 25 gms - Cashews
  • 1 bunch - Coriander (Dhania, chopped)
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Maharashtrian Masale Bhath

  • Roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, badi elaichi, cinnamon and cloves (without oil) and grind them to a fine powder.
  • This forms the masala.
  • Heat 3 tsp of ghee in a pan and season with mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • When they crackle, add curry leaves, asafetida and green chilli.
  • Add rice and fry for five minutes.
  • Heat water, double the volume of rice and add it to the rice.
  • Put masala when it starts boiling.
  • Also add the seasoning, salt and cashewnuts.
  • Boil and cook on low heat, stirring occasionally, till almost done.
  • Pour the remaining ghee over, cover and cook till all the water gets evaporated and the rice is properly cooked.
  • Serve hot garnished with grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves.

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