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Maharashtrian special Masala bhaat

Cuisine: Indian
Serve as: Dinner/Lunch/Breakfast

Maharashtrian Special masala bhaath - Masale bhat recipe in marathi cuisine is a popular maharashtrian recipe with the mixture of spices like goda masala and vegetables. it is generally served for breakfast or lunch.

A traditional and spicy rice recipe which is typically prepared with combination of tendli or eggplant / brinjal vegetables. however it is even prepared with mixed vegetables like, potatoes, carrot, peas and even cauliflower.

It can be served without any accompaniment, yet it tastes great with simple raita. But today i paired this delicious Masala Bath with one more Maharashtrian special dish Bharli Vangi - In this Maharashtrian dish, eggplant are stuffed with a spicy Goda masala and then cooked until perfection. 

What is Goda Masala?

Goda Masala is a traditional Maharashtrian spice mix and is made using coconut and various other spices. It is spicy and adds a lot of flavour to the dishes it is added to.

It is an important ingredient in making bhali vangi and most families have their own recipe to make this masala.

I will share a recipe to make this masala soon but till then, you can buy this masala from local grocery stores or online on amazon.

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Quantity: Serves 2


Masala Bhaat:

  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tsp mustard / rai
  • ½ tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilli, slit
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 to mato, finely chopped
  • 15 whole cashew / kaju
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables - peas, cauliflower, carrot, potato and drumsticks. (Drumsticks optinal)
  • 1 potato, cubed
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 1 cup Basmati rice tukda soaked 20 minutes
  • 2½ cups water, adjust accordingly
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped

Preparation method

Masala Bhaat

  1. Firstly, heat ghee and prepare tempering, add onion, chilli and ginger-garlic paste. saute well.
  2. Furthermore add 1 tomato, cashew and mixed vegetables. saute well.
  3. Now add goda masala spice powder.
  4. Saute the spices on low flame for a minute.
  5. Further add rice, water and salt.
  6. Stir well, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. Add in coriander leaves.
  8. finally, serve masale baath with raita or Bharli Vangi