Gujarati Masala Bhaat Recipe

Gujarati Masala Bhaat is a flavorful and aromatic rice dish from the state of Gujarat in India. It is made by cooking basmati rice with a blend of spices, vegetables, and nuts. The dish is known for its vibrant colors and rich flavors. The spices used in the recipe include cumin, coriander, turmeric, and garam masala, which give the rice a delicious and aromatic taste. Masala Bhaat is often served with yogurt or raita and makes for a satisfying and wholesome meal.

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Ingredients for Gujarati Masala Bhaat Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1/2 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 0.63 Ves
  • 1/4 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/4 Bay Leaf
  • 1/4 Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/4 Carrot, Diced
  • 0.13 cup Green Peas
  • 0.13 cup Chopped Beans
  • 0.13 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 0.13 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 0.13 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as required Chopped Coriander Leaves For Garnish
  • as needed Roasted Nuts For Garnish

Directions: Gujarati Masala Bhaat Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Wash and soak basmati rice for 30 minutes. Drain the water and keep aside.
  • STEP 2.Heat ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, and bay leaf. Saute for a minute.
  • STEP 3.Add chopped onions and cook until they turn golden brown. Then, add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  • STEP 4.Add chopped vegetables like carrots, peas, and beans. Cook for a few minutes until they are slightly tender.
  • STEP 5.Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and garam masala. Mix well.
  • STEP 6.Add soaked rice and saute for a minute. Then, add water and salt. Mix well and cover the pan.
  • STEP 7.Cook on low heat until the rice is cooked and all the water is absorbed. Fluff the rice with a fork.
  • STEP 8.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and roasted nuts. Serve hot with yogurt or raita.

Cooking Tips

  • You can add other vegetables like bell peppers or cauliflower to enhance the flavor.
  • To make it more nutritious, you can add soaked and boiled chickpeas or kidney beans.
  • For a spicier version, you can add green chilies or increase the quantity of red chili powder.
  • Make sure to fluff the rice gently with a fork to avoid breaking the grains.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover Masala Bhaat can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat the rice in a microwave or on the stovetop with a little water to retain its moisture.
  • Serve Masala Bhaat as a main course dish with yogurt or raita on the side.
  • You can also serve it as a side dish with dal or curry.
Nutrition
value
458
calories per serving
2 g Fat11 g Protein103 g Carbs25 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    2g
  • Protein
    11g
  • Carbs
    103g
  • Fiber
    25g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    103g
  • Protein
    11g
  • Fiber
    25g

Fats

  • Fat
    2g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    361mg
  • Iron
    8mg
  • Vitamin A
    4092mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    3mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    42mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    29mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    113mg
  • Manganese
    8mg
  • Phosphorus
    194mg
  • Selenium
    2mcg
  • Zinc
    2mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp