Masala Bhaat ( Health Recipe)
by Tarla Dalal
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This traditional maharashtrian rice is an amazing combination of spicy flavours and mouth-watering textures. When served with low fat curds, or raita, it makes a complete meal in itself. Instead of brinjals and tendli, you can choose vegetables that are handy and whip up an easy nutritious meal in a jiffy.
- Combine the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cloves and peppercorns in a broad non-stick pan and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Remove from the flame and blend in a mixer to a smooth powder. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the onions and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the ginger, green chillies, rice, tendli and green peas, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes
- Add 2½ cups of hot water, salt, turmeric powder and dry spice powder, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
- Serve hot garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values per serving
| 181 kcal|| 5.8 gm|| 371 gm|| 1.6 gm|| 1.2 gm|| 9.1 mg|
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