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Masala Bhaat

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Masala Powder
1 tsp oil
1 tbsp coriander seeds
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp sesame seeds
1 star anise
¼ tsp poppy seeds
1 black cardamom
½ inch cinnamon stick
5 cloves
1 tbsp dry coconut
¼ tsp black pepper
Massala Bhaat
1 tbsp ghee
1 tsp mustard
½ tsp cumin / jeera
1 bay leaf
1 pinch of hing
½ onion – finely chopped
2 green chilies – slit
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tomato – finely chopped
15 whole cashews
1 cup mixed vegetables (peas, gobi, carrots, etc.)
1 potato – cubed
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp chilli powder
1 cup short grain rice, basmati rice – soaked for 20 minutes
2 ½ cups water as needed
1 tsp salt or to taste
2 tbsp fresh coconut – grated
2 tbsp coriander leaves – finely chopped

Nutritional information

243.18 g
26.58 g
10.92 g
2509 mg
0 mg

Masala Bhaat

  • Veg
  • 50 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy


  • Masala Powder

  • Massala Bhaat


This masala bhaat is a very simple yet flavorful dish to add to your repertoire. Bhaat is essentially a boiled rice dish eaten mostly in south India. Masala is a traditional Indian spice blend that includes a large number of herbs and spices, such as, salt, curry powder, chili powder, garlic, etc. This basically means you can think of masala bhaat as spicy rice porridge similar to congee. It is perfect for cold days or as a pick me up if you’re feeling sick.

Health Benefits

Masala is one of the most widely acknowledged and appreciated things that India has given the world. It is an amazing blend of spices, and each spice has its own series of health benefits. Although each spice has its own health benefits, together they create a unique set of health benefits:

  • Helps with digestion
  • Provides strong antioxidants
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Improves heart health
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduces cancer risk
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How to make Masala Bhaat

  1. Heat ghee and prepare tempering.
  2. Add onion, chilli, and ginger-garlic paste.
    1. Saute well.
  3. Add tomato, cashews, and mixed vegetables.
    1. Saute well.
  4. Add spice powder.
  5. Saute the spices on low flame for a minute.
  6. Add rice, water, and salt.
  7. Stir well, cover, and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  8. Add in 2 tbsp fresh coconut and coriander leaves.
  9. Serve your masala bhaat with raita or tomato saaru.
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