Masala Baath -Maharashtrian Rice

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 2 cups - basmati rice
  • 4 - long purple brinjals
  • 1/4 tsp - tamarind pulp
  • 6 - dry red chillies
  • 2 tsp - coriander seeds
  • 1/2 cup - grated coconut
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 2 - whole spices (bay leaves, cloves, green cardamoms)
  • 1 tsp - turmeric powder
  • Few Cashew nuts
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp

How to Make Masala Baath -Maharashtrian Rice

  • Wash and soak the rice in water for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, chop the brinjals as cubes and let them sit in water with pinch of salt and tamarind pulp.
  • Roast the red dry chillies, coriander seeds, grated coconut, cumin seeds one by one and grind as fine paste with some water.
  • In a pan, heat enough oil and fry the cloves, cardamoms, bay leaves until they turn brown.
  • Add the chopped brinjal, turmeric powder and cook for few minutes.
  • Add the grounded masala and saute for few minutes on a medium flame.
  • Now gently add the rice and 4 cups of boiling water and salt.
  • Cook everything on a high flame for 5 minutes.
  • Lower the flame to simmer and cook until the rice gets cooked and the water gets completely absorbed.
  • Finally, add the cashew nuts, toss everything gently. Serve hot with any raita.
  • Recipe courtesy: Priya Easy N Tasty Recipes