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Varhadi Aloo Bhat

Pleasure your taste buds with the Varhadi aloo bhat, a fabulous dish from Maharashtra cuisine. This Maharashtian recipe of rice and yogurt simmered with spices makes a great meal by itself. It is also known as Vagharelo aloo bhat and it is the Maharashtrian version of vegetable pulao. Try it by yourself.

Ingredients (Serves 6)
  • 4 no: Large potatoes, cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups: Rice, washed
  • 3/4 cup: Yoghurt
  • 5 cm: Ginger
  • 2 pieces: Cinnamon
  • 3 tsp: Coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp: Turmeric
  • 1/2 cup: Coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup: Dry coconut (copra), grated
  • 5-6: Green chillies, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
Method
  1. Fry potatoes and cashewnuts separately. Reserve.
  2. Grind green chillies, ginger, cinnamon, coriander seeds and turmeric.
  3. Heat 2 tbsps oil and fry the ground paste. Add fried potatoes and yoghurt. Add rice and stir fry.
  4. Add 3 cups water, salt and cook the rice. Add fried cashewnuts.
  5. Garnish with dry grated coconut and coriander leaves, and serve hot.



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