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Vagharelo bhat

Recipe card for vagharelo bhat

Nehas Cook Book
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Rice
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


For vagharelo bhat

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 dry red chilli
  • 2 medium size sliced onion
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 chopped green chilli
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • 2 medium size chopped tomatoes
  • 2 medium size chopped potatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1.5 cup water
  • Some coriander leaves
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

For vegetable raita

  • 1 medium size chopped onion
  • 1 medium size chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ cup grated carrot
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 1 chopped green chilli
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp black salt
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • 1.5 cup fresh dahi


Making vagharelo bhat

  • Wash rice under running cold water till water runs clear. Soak rice for 25-30 minutes
  • Now in a pressure cooker, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, and dry red chilli. Sauté for a minute.
  • Then add sliced onion and sauté till it becomes translucent.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and chopped green chilli. Sauté it.
  • Now, lower the flame and add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and coriander powder. Mix well.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and potato cubes. Mix well.
  • Then add 1.5 cup water and mix.
  • When water comes to boil, then add soaked rice, coriander leaves, garam masala, and lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Cover the pressure cooker lid, Cook for 1 whistle on medium-low heat.
  • When the pressure cooker releases its pressure naturally, then open the lid and serve with vegetable raita.

Making vegetable raita

  • In a mixing bowl, add chopped onion, tomatoes, grated carrot, coriander leaves, green chilli, cumin powder, black salt, salt, sugar, and fresh dahi. Mix well.
  • Vegetable raita is ready to serve with rice.


  • soaked rice helps to fasten its cooking process.
  • The ratio of rice and water should be 1:1.5
  • When water comes to a boil, then add soaked rice to it.
  • cook rice on medium flame.