Masale Bhaat is a classic Maharashtrian Rice cooked with seasonal vegetables and spices. Masale Bhaat is a popular dish for many festive fares in Maharashtra.
long grain rice
10 – 12
1 – 2
peeled and cubed (or any other vegetable of choice
washed, peeled and cubed
green chilli paste
or red chilli powder
cloves 1-2 bay leaves
freshly scrapped coconut and chopped coriander leaves
Heat oil in the pressure cooker (or in a pan if you are cooking in a a pan on the stove top or using a rice cooker)
Add the mustard seeds and allow them to splutter.
Add the cumin seeds, turmeric and the whole spices.
Add the veggies,rice and saute for 1 minute
Add Kala Masala,chilli paste/powder and mix well.
Add salt and water and bring to a boil.
Pressure cook till the rice is soft (1 whistle and 10 minutes on sim-the grains should be separate ) Alternatively, you can cook in a covered in a pan on the stove top
Garnish with coconut, coriander and a generous dollop of ghee! Serve hot