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Masala bhat is a popular Maharashtrian rice dish made with special spice goda masala and vegetables. Goda masala gives a nice authentic flavor to masala bhat. As the recipe for making this dish is simple, it saves you a lot of time. It is generally served for breakfast or lunch and is often termed as a lunch box recipe.

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masale bhat recipe | how to make masala bhat | maharashtrian masala bhaath

Author Nehas Cook Book
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Rice
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


For masala powder

  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 star anise
  • ¼ tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 black cardamom
  • ½ inch cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dry coconut

For masala bhat

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Pinch of hing
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • ½ tsp garlic paste
  • 2 green chilli slits
  • 1 medium size chopped onion
  • 1 medium size chopped tomato
  • 1.5 cup mix vegetables - potato, cauliflower, carrot, brinjals, green peas
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2-3 tbsp special masala - goda masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup soaked rice
  • 2.5 cup water


  • In a pan dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, star anise, poppy seeds, black cardamom, cinnamon stick, cloves, black pepper and dry coconut. Then grind into coarse powder and keep prepared masala aside.
  • Now in a pan, add oil, cumin seeds, bay leaf, ginger-garlic paste and green chilli slits. Sauté well.
  • Then add onion and sauté till it is translucent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and sauté till they become soft.
  • Then add mixed vegetables and mix well.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and prepared masala bhat masala. Sauté the spices on low flame for a minute.
  • Add soaked rice and sauté for a minutes.
  • Then add 2.5 cup water and salt.
  • Cover and simmer for 20 minutes till rice is properly cooked or absorbs water.
  • Then add 2 tbsp fresh coconut and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.
  • Serve a masala bath with yogurt raita and onion salad.


  • No need of other masala after adding special masala(goda masala) of masala bhat.
  • Sauté soaked rice into oil, so oil coats rice properly.
  • The ratio of rice and water should be 1:2
  • Cook masala bhat on medium flame.
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