Friday, October 2, 2009

Vegetable Masala Rice

1 1/2 cups rice
3 tblsps oil
1 small lump of tamarind
1 brinjal (egg plant)
1 potato
1 capsicum (green pepper)
1 carrot
a few beans
1/2 cup shelled peas
salt to taste
few curry leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric (haldi) powder

Fry in 2 tsps of oil and powder:
1 Tblsp Bengal gram (chana dhal)
1/2 Tblsp Black gram (Urad dhal)
1 1/2 Tblsps coriander seeds
3 dried whole red chillies
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 small cinnamon stick
3 cloves

For Seasoning:
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsps chana dhal
2 tsps urad dhal

1.Cook the rice, and cool on a plate.
2.Cut the vegetables into 1 1/2 inch pieces.
3.Prepare the masala as indicated above powdering it.
4.Heat the oil,add the mustard seeds, dhals and curry leaves.
5.When the seeds have popped add the potato, carrot , beans. Fry for a minute or two,and then add the capsicum and brinjals and fry for a few minutes.Cook until the vegetables turn soft.
6.Add the turmeric (haldi)and half a cup of water cover and cook.
7.In the meantime cook the rice separately.
8.Now remove the lid from the vegetables,add the peas and cook.
9.Now add the masala powder mix well and remove from fire.
10.Pour this cooked mixture on to the rice and mix well.
Add chopped coriander leaves for garnishing and also fried cashewnuts.
Now the masala rice is ready to be served with the raita of your choice.
I have chosen the cucumber raitha.

Cucumber pachadi(raita)
Cucumbers -2 nos
Green chillies -2 small ones
Curd - 1 whole cup
coriander leaves for garnishing
mustard seeds -for seaoning
Salt -as required

Peel the cucumber skin and cut into small pieces
put it in a vessel,put salt and add curd and mix well
now season mustard seeds and put in the raita
Now garnish it with coriandr leaves.
the cucumber raita is simple and ready to be eaten with the rice.


  1. Veg masala rice looks delicious! perfect combo!

  2. Wow!! that looks absolutely delicious..sounds like another interesting recipe for me to try :-)

  3. sounds very interesting....different rice

  4. masala rice and raita..perfect combo :-)

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  6. Nice combo, the rice looks very nice but my favorite is the raita.

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    Do sneak a peek in my space when time permits.

  8. Lovely dishes together...prefect combo..

  9. Perfect combination weekend menu!

  10. yummy rice and the raitha looks like a perfect match. I am hungry now

  11. Delicious rice...nice combo with the raita :)

  12. Kitchen queen,
    Thanks for visiting and for the lovely comment that you left me. :)
    Great collection of recipes and detailed description. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Oh that rice looks AMAZING!!! YUM!

  14. looks yumm.. I am hosting a food event for infants and toddlers.. do send in your delicious entries

    take care..

  15. yummy rice dishes..lovely pics..nice space dear