Masala rice

Born and brought up in Bombay,sorry Mumbai never sets in,thought of trying something Maharashtrain. So here’s a Masala rice while has Tendli or kovakkai with peas and potato and Goda masala.Goda masala is a Maharashtrain masala which brings in the distinct flavor for the rice.

Ingredients

Rice —- 1 cup

Kovakkai, peas ,potato— 1cup

Green chili — 2

Ghee — 2 teaspoon

Curd — 1/4 cup

Turmeric pwd — 1/2 teaspoon

Red chili pwd — 1/2 teaspoon

Goda masala — 2 tablespoon

Mustard seeds — 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin seeds — 1/2 teaspoon

Water — 2 1/2 cups

Few curry leaves.

Method

Rinse the rice and keep aside for 15 minutes. Heat ghee in a pan, add mustard seeds, when they crack add the cumin seeds,saute. Add the chili’s and curry leaves, saute. Add the rice and saute them for 2 minutes, add the vegetables and further saute for 2 minutes. Now add the turmeric pwd, red chili pwd, goda masala and salt, pour in water . When the water starts to boil, add the curd, give it a stir, lower the heat, cover and cook till the rice is done. Enjoy spicy Masala Rice.

Goda Masala
Ingredients:
Dry coconut —- 3 tablespoon
Sesame seeds — 3 tablespoon
Dry red chillies —– 15
Coriander seeds— 5 tablespoon
Bay leaves — 4
Cinnamon — 3 sticks
Whole pepper — 6
Cloves —- 6
Javetri — 3
Dry roast the coconut till it changes color, keep aside. Roast the sesame seeds for a minute and keep aside. Dry roast rest of ingredients together till you get a nice aroma. Cool all the ingredients and powder them. You will get a coarse powder. Make this Goda masala and store it.

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