Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Masala Rice / Masale Bhat

Time 30 min
Basmati / ambe mohar rice 1 cup
Onion 1 medium sized peeled and julienne
Tomato 1 medium sized cut into very small pieces
Garam masala 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste 1 tsp
Bay leaves 2-3
Pepper 1tsp
Cloves 5-6
Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
Green chilies 2 slit from the middle
Cashew nuts 1tbsp
Ghee 2 tbsp
Water 1.1/2 or 2 cup
Salt to taste

Wash the rice with water. Drain the water keep rice aside. Heat the thick bottom non stick sauce pan. Add ghee after it becomes hot add bay leaves, pepper, cloves, green chilies, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder. Saute for few minutes. Add rice and saute for about 7-8 min till it becomes dry on medium flame. Add garam masala saute for 5-6 min. Then add hot water and salt to the rice, stir well. Cover with the lid keep the high flame for about 4-5 min. You will observe that most of the water is soaked by the rice. Then remove the lid stir rice upside down very carefully otherwise rice will get split. Keep the low flame and cook it for about 10-12 min.

Instead of ginger garlic paste i use 5 in 1 masala. It tastes superb.
Use thick bottom sauce pan minimum 4 mm thick so that rice will not get burn.

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