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Masale Bhat

Masale Bhat


Masale Bhat, Masale Bhat cuisine, Masale Bhat Recipe, Masale Bhat West India cuisine, Masale Bhat Dishes of Maharashtra

  • 300 gms basmati rice, washed and soaked for 30 minutes
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • a small piece of cinnamon
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 tsp ghee
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • a few sprigs curry leaves
  • a pinch of asafetida (hing)
  • 1 green chilli, slit lengthwise
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tbsp grated coconut
  • 10 - 12 cashew nuts
  • Few coriander leaves, chopped


  • Roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, cinnamon and cloves and grind them to a fine powder.
  • Slit and cut the cucumber into long pieces.
  • Heat three tsp ghee in a pan and season with mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • When they crackle, add curry leaves, asafoetida and green chilli.
  • Add the cucumber pieces and saute for five minutes.
  • Add the rice and fry for five minutes. Heat water, double the volume of cucumber and rice mixture and add to the rice.
  • Also add the seasoning, salt and cashew nuts.
  • Bring to a boil and cook on low heat, stirring occasionally, till almost done.
  • Pour the remaining ghee over, cover and cook till all the water has evaporated and the rice is done.
  • Serve hot garnished with grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves.

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