Masale Bhath

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Masale bhath or bhat is a very popular Maharashtrian rice dish prepared from rice, vegetables, red chilli powder and goda masala and garnished with coriander leaves, coconut and cashewnuts. Goda masala is a special Maharastrian spice mixture which is used for making masale bhath, varan bhath or usal.This masala has a unique flavour and gives a nice aroma and taste when added to any dish. Masale bhath is a spiced one-pot meal and best accompanied with raita, chips, papad or plain curd and is generally served during Maharashtrian weddings. A very delicious and must try recipe…
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Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Served As: Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: North Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 4


  • 2 cups Basmati Rice regular or
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 leaves Bay Leaves - 2 Cloves - 2 bay
  • 1 Onion chopped medium ginger-garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
  • 1 florets Cauliflower medium chopped, or brinjal brinjal
  • 1 Capsicum medium chopped potato - 1 (medium chopped)
  • 1 Tomato medium chopped red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  • 2 tsp Masala goda
  • 1 tbsp Desi Ghee cashewnuts
  • 2 tbsp Grated Coconut or coriander chopped coriander
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste


  • Wash and soak rice for half an hour with enough water._x000D_ Heat oil in a small pressure pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. Once it stops spluttering, add bay leaf and cloves and stir for half a minute. 
  • Add chopped onion and ginger-garlic paste and saute till onions become translucent. _x000D_ Add all the chopped vegetables - cauliflower florets, potato, tomato, capsicum and brinjal and mix well.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder and goda masala and combine together with the vegetables. Saute for a minute. _x000D_ Add the rice and mix well. Add 41/2 - 5 cups of water or sufficient water till the rice mixture is submerged with water. Now check for salt and add if required. 
  • Cover the pressure pan with a lid and cook upto 3 whistles. Let it cool down._x000D_ Meanwhile heat ghee in a tadka pan. Roast cashew nuts till golden brown and add to the masale bhath and mix well._x000D_ Add chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut and combine together. 
  • Masala bhath is now ready to be served. _x000D_ Serve masale bhath hot with raita or curd or potato chips.
  • NOTES : If you do not have goda masala ready, you can add garam masala and prepare in the same manner. You can also prepare masale bhath in a normal pan or vessel. Here you have to cover the pan with a lid and check once or twice if the rice is cooked well. Cook the rice on a low to medium flame. You can also add green peas or carrot to make it more healthier and nutritious.
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I have thru’ my eKitchen attempted to present variety of vegetarian recipes of Karnataka and I will keep building the same for your benefit. I will also be adding more North Indian recipes. Being a pure vegetarian, I have included only vegetarian recipes.

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