Masala Bhath Recipe

A delicious spicy rice which when accompanied by a Raita is sheer heaven!!!

Ingredients :

  • 250 gms Basmathi rice
  • 3 onions sliced
  • 3 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 inch piece of ginger
  • 9 cloves of garlic
  • 3 green chillies
  • 2 tsps chilly powder
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • 3 potatoes boiled and chopped
  • 2 pieces cinnamon
  • 7 cloves
  • 4 Cardamom pods
  • Salt
  • 4 tbsps oil
  • 4 tbsps ghee/clarified butter
  • 1tsp of jeera/cumin

Method :
Cook the rice with a tsp of ghee and salt and allow it to cool thoroughly. Crush the green chillies, ginger and garlic coarsely. Powder the cinnamon, cloves and Cardamom.
Heat 4 tbsps oil and 4 tbsps ghee. Add a tsp of jeera. After it crackles add the onions and green chillies, garlic and ginger paste. Saute till the raw smell flavour goes off. Add the powdered cinnamon, cloves and Cardamom powder. Toss for a couple of minutes. Add the chilly and turmeric powders. Toss and add the tomatoes. Cook till they are mushy and then add the potatoes and salt. Saute for a couple of minutes. Add the cooked rice, mix and heat well. Serve with a raita of your choice.

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