Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat

The rice dish is made generally during formal occasions like Marriage or Pooja in Maharashtrian Family. However, it can be consumed otherwise as well. Also, the rice is majorly prepared with vegetables only specially tindora. The secret ingredient added here is Goda masala. You can easily replace with garam masala + shredded coconut.. There is difference in taste though.

What You Need:

1 Cauliflower Florets 2 cups
2 Tendli Cut into long strips 2 cups
3 Potatoes peeled and cubes 2
4 Onion Slices 2
5 Ginger Garlic Paste 2 tsp
6 Goda Masala (recipe given below) 2 tbsp
7 Salt To taste
8 Ghee 2 tbsp
9 Mustard Seeds 1 tbsp
10 Cumin Seeds 1 tbsp
11 Curry Leaves 2 tbsp
12 Salt To taste
13 Coriander Leaves Chopped 2 tbsp
14 Rice 2 cups

Steps To Make:

Heat oil in a deep vessel.
Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
Add chopped onions and cook till turns brown.
Add ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell is gone.
Wash the vegetables and add it to vessel.
Add goda masala and cook till vegetables are well coated with spices.
Add rice and mix again.
Add salt to taste and 5 cups of water.
Cover and cook till rice is done well.
Open lid, check the rice. Sprinkle coriander leaves and serve with Raita.

For Goda Masala:

1/3rd cup dry desiccated coconut roasted till brown.
1 tbsp sesame seeds roasted til brown
1/2 cup coriander seeds roasted for 4-5 minutes
Heat 1 tsp oil. Add 1 anise seed, 1 tsp black pepper, 8 cloves,2 dry red chili powder, 1 black cardamom, 1/2 inch cinnamon,2 bay leaves and 1 tbsp cumin seeds. Roast for 4-5 minutes. Grind all the above 


  1. Nice recipe.. thanks for sharing..:)

  2. I love one pot meals, your rice sounds great!! will see what is goda masala.. nice one!!

  3. One pot meals are my favourite ones, easy to fix, yet taste great:)

  4. Wow! Goda masala must've added an exciting flavor to the rice! I'd try this for lunch 2morrow!

  5. This sounds different and delicious Soma...I have never tried Goda masala before...must be flavorful I think :)

  6. this sounds so new to be..I love one dish they save me a LOT of time. This one is so nutritious and flexible too!

  7. Goda Masala adds a great flavour to this.. i'll definitely try ur version..

  8. Nice.. I have never heard of goda masala so this will be interesting to read and know bout.

  9. Got to try goda masala soon..:-)

  10. This rice sounds truly divine...looks marvellous..

  11. Nice & flavourful rice,very nice ingredients used to make it more delicious..

  12. Easy, yet healthy ..looks awesome

  13. After seeing your goda masala ingredients I bet it must be very flavourful and spicy...Have to try this masala soon. Rice looks very yummy.

  14. Wonderful recipe. Pot rice looks fabulous and yummy.

  15. Lovely.... I m quite found of quicky rice dishes...
    Do we get to buy the goda masala??

  16. Very healthy and yummy rice, goda masala is quite new to mee....