Saturday, October 23, 2010

Masala Baath - Maharashtrian Rice

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..

Masalabath

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
Salt
Oil

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..

44 comments:

  1. I had kesari baath when I was in Banglore but Masala Baath is new to me. I wonder being a half Maharashtrian, why I do not know about this dish.

    Thanks for sharing priya.

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  2. I have never made this rice at home, looks delish.

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  3. yummmmmmmmmmm....i am definately gonna try this.....:) Keep posting im following you ;)

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  4. Another tasty one-pot meal!!! yummy :) makes morning hour rush a bit easy!!!!

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  5. Nice one Is is similar to Vangibhath?

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  6. Looks yummy..I also make this...especially wid tendli's it tastes really gr8

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  7. masala bath sounds completely new to me. must be spicy n delicious :)

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  8. Sounds diff...looking spicy ,yumm..

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  9. I love this Baath. Even I prepare it with the same masal ingredients. Well Done.

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  10. Hi, great idea to jazz up rice, have a nice week end

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  11. Hi Priya,

    The rice looks so tempting..have never tasted it...Konjam taste pannikavaa?!!:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  12. மசாலா பாத் வித்தியாசமா இருக்கு,அருமை!!

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  13. hey this sounds a lot like our vangibaath! looks flavourful and yummy!

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  14. Yummy! How nice to enjoy a bowl of spiced rice in such a cold day!

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  15. Masala bath looks spicy and yummy Priya.

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog :o) This looks like a delicious and very flavorful rice! I bet it is mighty tasty!

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  17. This rice recipe looks so wonderful! Spicy & flavorful

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  18. looks delicious....mkes a good one pot meal

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  19. Delicious masala rice..spicy and yum,so good

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  20. Wow - lovely rice.. can smell it here too!

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  21. Kalakurenga priya,masala bath luks delicious...

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  22. A true Maharashtrian classic!! Great job, Priya!!

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  23. Spicy n flavorful..one pot meal is always welcome :)

    US Masala

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  24. One more of your yummy recipes that I have to try. This rice looks delicious!

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  25. Ah we called it as vagibath, i just love it! :)

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  27. Love this bhat recipe. I'll surely try this sometime :)

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  28. Heard a lot abt this rice but never got a chance to try this one...but looks delicious

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  29. Masala baath looks & sounds yum..I have never tasted... I shd try it some times.

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  30. Nice rice dish! It looks very flavourful and tasty and awesome!

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  31. sounds like the vangibath we make but very different recipe .looks awesome.try this soon

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  32. This Maharashtrian rice is surely looking tempting. I love ur presentation and this needs to be book marked for sure!

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  33. Masala baath looks flavourful and delicious...

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  34. Eh, new kind of variety rice makes a twist into our kitchen.. :) Nicely done and looks great Priya!

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  35. Masala bath, thats another new spicy and yummy rice dish to learn..delicious

    Aaha Oho

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