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Khari Bhat - Gujarathi Masala Bhat Recipe

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Gujrat, Indian
Servings 2 Persons

Ingredients
  

  • Basmati Rice - 1 cup
  • Water-2 cups
  • Salt - to taste
  • Ghee - 2 tbs
  • Peanuts - 2 tbs
  • Cashew Nuts - 1 tbs
  • Clove-2
  • Star Anise-1
  • Bay Leaf - 1
  • Curry Leaves-2 sprigs
  • Cinnamon -1 small piece
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tbs
  • Green Chilly - 1
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomato-1
  • Potao - 1 small
  • Carrot - 1 small
  • Beans - 3-4
  • Peas - 1/4 cup
  • Paneer - 3-4 cubes
  • Red Chilly Powder-1 /2 tsp
  • Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes.
  • Drain water and set it aside.
  • In a pan, heat ghee and roast peanuts and cashew nuts. Remove them and set aside for garnish.
  • Add whole spices to the ghee and roast for half a minute on low flame.
  • Add onions and saute until translucent.
  • Add tomato, red chilly powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and all the vegetables.
  • Add salt enough for the vegetables and mix well.
  • Cover and cook on low flame for 5 minutes. Stir it at regular intervals to avoid the bottom getting burned.
  • Add the rice and give it some mix.
  • Add water and salt for the rice.
  • Once the water starts boiling, cover and cook on low flame for 15 minutes. Give a stir every five minutes. Add paneer at the last five minutes.
  • Once done, remove from flame and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with cashew, peanuts and coriander leaves and serve it hot.