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Monday, September 20, 2010

Masala Rice

The other day, i was searching for a flavored rice and started googling, i chanced upon this masala rice at http://showmethecurry.com/. The recipe was for leftover rice, but i used freshly cooked rice and was very much pleased as the ingredients seemed very simple and adding chana masala  to rice is something i would have never thought of. Also the flavor from chana masala was a total knockout, especially when fused with the aroma of freshly cooked basmati rice. This is a quick rice dish, which you can make it in less than 10 mins. If you are using leftover rice, just reheat the rice, in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 secs, with some water sprinkled to prevent drying out.

1 cup Basmati Rice
1tbsp Chana masala powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tbsp Peanuts (roasted)
2 Green chillies (minced0
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
5-6 Curry leaves
1 pinch Asafoetida
1tbsp + 1tsp Oil
How to:
  • Pressure cook the rice along with 1tsp oil and required salt.
  • Fluff it and transfer to a bowl or plate. Add the chana masala powder, mix well and keep it aside.

  • Heat oil in a skillet, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, cumin seeds, asafoetida, followed by turmeric powder.

  • Then add curry leaves, green chillies and roasted peanuts. (If you have raw peanuts, add it before curry leaves and roast'em.)

  • Now reduce the flame, add the cooked rice into the skillet, gently toss and cook until rice is all heated through. Check salt for taste.

  • Switch off and garnish with chopped cilantro.

Serve with raita or chips.


  1. hi nithya, first time to ur blog dear....masala rice looks very different and interesting one....bookmarked it. im galad to follow u dear.

  2. Rice sounds like a great idea,I am always there for the variety rice,looks good too!

  3. WOwww thats a delicious masala rice, looks fabulous..

  4. Awesome rice dish Nidhya...

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

  5. hey so many recipes in one go.....great going.....yumm rice...instant ones...



  6. Awesome one pot meal.. spicy n tasty!

    US Masala

  7. We just had this 4 dinner and I wanted 2 post a comment immediately... :)This rice tasted different and had a nice taste. Yuvi liked it very much!


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