Sometimes we need to change our daily lunch menu with some variety rice, while going through Madhuri's Ma Recipes, i got hooked with this masala baath which ressembles quite like vangi baath but this dish doesnt go for tamarind or for a special vaangi baath powder, her clicks tempted me a lot and i tried out this rice for our today's lunch and served along with some crispy pakodas..This masala baath was a complete one pot meal which doesnt even need anything as side dish, a prefect lunch box menu too..Thanks to Madhuri for sharing this Masala Baath and we loved it..Also sending to CMT-Rice guest hosted by me, event by Jagruti..
2cups Basmati rice
4nos Long purple brinjals
1/4tsp Tamarind pulp
6nos Dry red chillies
2tsp Coriander seeds
1/2cup Grated coconut
1tsp Cumin seeds
2nos Whole spices (bay leaves, cloves, green cardamoms)
1tsp Turmeric powder
Few Cashew nuts
Wash and soak the rice in water for 15minutes, 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 turns brown, add the chopped brinjal, turmeric powder and cook for few minutes, add the grounded masala and sauté for few minutes in medium flame...now gently add the rice, 4 cups of boiling water and salt..
Cook everything in high flame for 5minutes, put the flame to simmer and cook until the rice get cooked and the water get completely absorbed, finally add the cashew nuts toss everything gently..Serve hot with any raita..