Masala Bhaat

Prep: 30 min Cook: 30 min Number of Portions: 04

Ingredients

Basmati rice - 250 gms
Salt - to taste
oil - 100 ml
Jeera - 1 tbsp
Bayleaf - 2 nos
Cloves - 6 nos
Cinnamon - 2 nos
Peppercorn - 10 nos
Ginger paste - 50 gms
Garlic paste -50 gms
Turmeric - 2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Coriander powder -1 1/2 tbsp
Green chilly - 2 nos
Salt - to taste
Onions large - 1/2 cup
Tomatoes - 1/2 cup
Baingan medium - 1 nos
Mint leaves - 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp

Method

  • Wash and soak the rice. Heat oil and add whole spices, when they crackle add onions. Saute and add ginger and garlic paste. Saute and add slit green chilly, turmeric, red chilly powder and coriander powder. Add diced baingan saute and add chopped tomatoes. Sprinkle some salt.
  • Add water sufficient for the rice. Bring to a boil and add the rice. Add mint and coriander leaves. Cook covered till all the water is absorbed. Serve hot.