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:

Abhilash Pillai said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sabby said... Reply To This Comment

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

PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Nice one Is is similar to Vangibhath?

Kurinji said... Reply To This Comment

Looks beautiful....

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shalini said... Reply To This Comment

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

PriyaRaj said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds diff...looking spicy ,yumm..

Gayathri's Cook Spot said... Reply To This Comment

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

Peanutts said... Reply To This Comment

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






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,

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

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

மசாலா பாத் வித்தியாசமா இருக்கு,அருமை!!

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

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

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

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

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Masala bath looks spicy and yummy Priya.

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

Looks soo good...

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

delicious masala

Susi said... Reply To This Comment

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

sinfullyspicy said... Reply To This Comment

This rice recipe looks so wonderful! Spicy & flavorful

Arcot said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious masala rice..spicy and yum,so good

Home Cooked Oriya Food said... Reply To This Comment

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

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

Kalakurenga priya,masala bath luks delicious...

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

lovely rice dear...
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Ameya said... Reply To This Comment

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

girlichef said... Reply To This Comment

Coconut and cashews? YUM!

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

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

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sweetartichoke.com said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mano Saminathan said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious masala rice! Nice click!

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Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice Priya!

Paaka Shaale said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya (elaichii) said... Reply To This Comment

Yes, totally similar to vangibath!

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

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

kothiyavunu.com said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

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

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

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

M D said... Reply To This Comment

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

Soumya said... Reply To This Comment

Masala baath looks flavourful and delicious...

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

spicy n yummy rice..

Priya Sriram said... Reply To This Comment

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

NIDHYA said... Reply To This Comment

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

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