Nupur sent me a lovely package of very fresh & fragrant Kolhapuri masala. I had totally forgotten the aroma of this masala which I had tasted in Belgaum at my pachi’s place. I have always relished this aromatic masala and continue to do so. Thanks a lot Nupur.
Now, I wanted to experiment with this masala. I used it in all kinds of dishes, one particular dish which I am sticking to is, this very fragrant pulav. If you don’t find this masala, you can always use goda masala or a simple garam masala. A very tasty and simple dish for the lunch box :). Leave out the egg if you are a vegetarian.
1/4 cup onion
1/4 cup green beans
1/2 cup potatoes
1/4 cup capsicum
3 boiled eggs
1 cup basmati rice
3 green chillies
1 tea spn ginger paste
1 bay leaf
A pinch turmeric
1/2 tea spn kolhapuri masala/garam masala/goda masala
Heat ghee and add bay leaf, cardamom, cloves.
Add ginger paste, finely chopped green chillies and all vegetables. Fry for few minutes.
Add rice and fry again for few minutes. Add masala powder, turmeric and fry again.
Now add water(about 1 and 3/4 cup), salt and cook till done.
Peel eggs and cut into small pieces (I discard yolks and just use white part). In another pan, heat some ghee and add little salt, pepper and tumeric. Saute them for a few minutes. Mix with rice before serving.
Serves : 2
Preparation time : 30mins