Sunday

Alambi Bhath / Mushroom Rice with Malvani Green Masala

Mushrooms and rice cooked in masala with coconut, cilantro and spices !
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    Alambi means mushroom and this is a typical Malvani Green Masala (Hirwa Masala). This masala can be used to prepare other types of rice like Masala Bhath, Kolambi bhath (prawns rice) and also for chicken curry. Back home, we use to only get the mushrooms during the July - August months, when they are naturally grown and available in the markets. So whenever we got the mushrooms, we sure made different kinds of recipes and this is one of them !
    The typical green malvani masala is used in the recipe. Always make sure to roast the green chilies is very little oil as this helps in reducing the spiciness and the raw taste of the chilies.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup rice
3 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 small onion, sliced
1 1/2 tbsp oil
salt to taste
2 tsp garam masala OR roast and grind the following
  (1/2 tsp cumins seeds, 1 tsp coriander seeds,1/4 tsp pepper corns,  1/8 tsp caraway seeds, 1/2 bay leaf, 4  cloves, 2 green cardamoms, 1/2” cinnamon)
Grind
  1/4 cup fresh/frozen coconut, slightly roasted (add more if preferred)
  1/2 cup cilantro
  2 – 4  green chilies, slightly roasted
  1 tsp ginger, chopped
  3 tsp garlic, chopped

Preparation Method:
1. Wash and soak the rice for 10 – 15 minutes, drain and keep aside.
2. Grind all ingredients mentioned into a fine paste. Also grind the species to a fine powder if required. (I used freshly ground spices)
3. Heat oil in a deep vessel, add onions and sauté till translucent. Add garam masala.
4. Add mushrooms and sauté, then add rice and saute. Add the masala paste and roast for few minutes.
5. Add enough water(2 1/2 – 3 cups), salt and bring it boil on high heat. Let it simmer. Then keep on low flame and let the rice cook.
6. Once done, remove from heat, serve with lemon, raita on side.

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Preparation Time: 30 – 40 mins
Serves: 2 – 4

Note: The garam masala spices and the ingredients can also be ground together although the blender here will not be of good help!
Variation: The green masala can be used to other dishes as well!

26 comments:

Sanjana said...

Absoloutely delicous! I love this... my favourite!

Jhonny walker said...

Terrific!! I have to make this one. Sounds super delish

Sarah Naveen said...

Love the colour..Mushroom rice looks awesome dea..!!yummy yumm!!!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Se
This dish as well as the spicing is very new to me. Thanks for explaining the Garam masala ( else I would have ended up using the 3 spice bengali garam masala) now I can buy it from market.
Roasted green chili flavor is awesome. I use it in some dishes.
Have a nice week ahead

Dolly said...

Your Alambi Bhath looks awesome and delish.Will try making this with the green malvani masala.

Silpa said...

greeny.. looks so beautiful. will try it..

Sushma Mallya said...

recipe is really very nice,worth trying this one...looks so good and delicious ...

Tina said...

Delicious and healthy mushroom rice....

Ms.Chitchat said...

Looks so fresh and tempting. Click is too good.

Chitchat

Cham said...

First time I hearing of malvani masala- coco and spice together sounds very good. I imagine with prawns ...Yum Yum :)

Priya said...

Rice looks tempting, love the grinding part, will try when i get fresh mushrooms next time..

Deepa G Joshi said...

hey love mushroom rice..nice and spicy!! lovely clicks.

prasu said...

lovely mushoorm rice dear...............

SE(Denufood) said...

HI Everyone..thanks for stopping by..do try this dish!!

Joanne said...

I can't keep up with all of the meals of yours that I want to make. This one looks like it is packed with so much flavor, between the coconut and the cilantro. Amazing.

Siddhi Shirsat said...

Hey this mushroom bhaat luks very tempting..i make prawns rice using this green masala...never tried with mushrooms, i vl try it sun.

kothiyavunu said...

Nice recipe..mushroom rice looks tempting and nice colour..love it.

Gulmohar said...

Love that green tinge from the masala...great recipe :-)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Will try this masala in veggie pulao.

PJ said...

I haven't had Alambi bhaat in sooo long! Very nice post and a yummy recipe! Got to try this soon...

Padma said...

Nice recipe. Rice looks colorful and also full of flavor with the fresh masala. Thanks for dropping by at my blog and leaving your comments :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats a very new dish to me,bet it tastes awesome!

shanthi said...

Yum Yum yummy bhath

Spice said...

Looks tempting....Mushroom rice my fav.....but never used coconut in this combination....do have one fresh coconut lying in the kitchen....btw moong dal is my fav too....though I make in bit different way....your look perefct...

Jhonny walker said...

Hey Deepa,
I just posted a recipe very very inspired by your sweet and spicy chicken curry. It was lovely..but would appreciate your feedback :)

Thanks a zillion

tasteofbeirut said...

I was getting so hungry reading this recipe! Wonderful combo of ingredients!

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