July 20, 2017 Gujarati Masala Bhaat

Gujarati Masala Bhaat | Gujrathi pulao | Indian food Recipes

Gujarati masala bhaat is a very indigenous. It is a Gujarati version of vegetable pulao, which gets taste due to the cooking together of rice, veggies in ghee. Try and let us know how it tastes.


Long grained rice (basmati), washed and drained – 1 1/2 cups
Ghee -3 tbsp
Cloves – 2
Cinnamon – 12 mm (1/2″)
Cumin seeds (jeera) – 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida (hing) -1/4 tsp
Peeled potato cubes – 1 1/2 cups
Green peas – 1 cup
Peeled carrot cubes – 1 cup
Turmeric powder (haldi) – 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala -1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Gujarati Masala Bhaat Procedure:

  1. Soak the rice in water for at least 30 minutes. And then drain and keep aside.
  2. In a deep non-stick pan heat the ghee, to this add the cloves, cinnamon and cumin seeds.
  3. While the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, potatoes, green peas, carrots and salt. Sauté all this on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Now add turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala, and rice. Mix the mixture well and sauté on a medium flame for about 5 minutes.
  5. To this add 3½ cups of hot water and salt and mix well. Taste it for salt.
  6. Cover with a lid and simmer till the rice is cooked. Stirring gently occasionally.
  7. Once cooked, serve hot with fresh curds.

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