Wednesday 9 March 2011

Maharastrian Masala Bhat (Spicy Rice)

A flavoursome  rice dish accompanied with ivy gourd and vegetables. A nice spicy dish  with aromatic and pungunt Maharastrian flavours .It is a meal in its self.


120g / 4oz basmati rice
60 grams / 2oz ivy gourd (tindora) cut into quarters
1 medium potato peeled and cut into this slices
60 grams / 2oz precooked cannelloni beans
1 green chilli finely chopped
½ teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
2 tablespoons olive oi
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
8 floz water
1 tablespoon goda masala

Goda masala:

2 sticks cinnamon, 5 cloves, 5 peppercorns, 3 dry bay leaves , 5 cardamom pods peeled,1 teaspoon sesame seeds .Dry roasted and grind to make 2 tablespoons masala. (You will need 1 tablespoon for this recipe only. Keep remainder in an air tight container for later use)


1. Wash and soak the rice for 30 mins in cold water
2. Ina large pan heat the oil, when it is hot add the cumin seeds and allow to splutter, and then add the drained rice.
3. Stir fry the rice gently till grains turn slightly translucent and get coated in oil.
4. Add the quartered ivy gourd, potato slices and beans and stir fry with the rice.
5. Add the salt, chillies, turmeric powder and chilli powder and 1 tablespoon goda masala.
6. Add the water and mix well.
7. Bring the rice to boil, turn heat to lowest setting and cover and cook for 25 minutes till all the water is absorbed I the rice.( Once rice is cooking do not open lid before cooking time is complete)
8. After 25 minutes open the lid and fluff the rice up with a fork.
9. Transfer to a serving dish.

Serve with Raita.

You may like;
 Lemon rice with sweet corn and coconut.


  1. This looks so delicious and is a superb one pot meal

  2. Perfect one pot meal..spicy n flavorful!

    US Masala

  3. Super pics and delicious recipe...

  4. I can almost smell the spices in this dish...yummy!

  5. the rice looks so fulfilling and yum!...nice and yummy one pot meal!
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  6. something new,looks delicious

  7. Masala bhat looks delicious . I love spicy one pot meal.

  8. Masala bhat looks extremely delicious and colorful. Simply Perfect!

  9. Bath sounds amazing,very intresting recipe...Thanks for share.

  10. Your masaley bhat looks yum! I had forgotten about this kind with goda masala.

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  12. I love this rice...looks really yumm

  13. Wat a complete one pot meal,looks hearty and yummy..

  14. BTW Nayan, Forgot to ask you how was your trip to India? Eagerly waiting to hear your experience :-)

    Hamaree Rasoi

  15. im seriously hungry after seeing this

  16. Love this one pot meal...looks yum

  17. New one to me. Need a pot full. Yummy.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,

  18. Masala bhath looks delicious..Nice clicks..

  19. Perfect one pot meal! Looks delicious!

  20. looks awesomely yummy...luv the goda masala flavour in this rice...

  21. looks awesomely yummy...luv the goda masala flavour in this rice...

  22. looks awesomely yummy...luv the goda masala flavour in this rice...

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  27. That's such a flavorful one pot meal.


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