Goda Masala is a Maharashtrian spice powder mix of aromatic spices blended together. This masala has a very unique and strong taste. I had tasted Goda Masala in a dhal at a friends place long ago. Since then wanted to make the masala at home. Adapted this wonderful recipe from StoryofCooks. Typically I make a big batch of this masala and store it in airtight container.
I had invited couple of friends for dinner and wanted to make something different that doesn’t have a long process. Decided to use the recipe for tomato rice and add a twist to it. This is what I came up with, add all the ingredients at once for the rice in a pan and let it cook, then mixed in the rice. How much more easier can it get :).
Goda masala recipe
desiccated coconut 1 cup
whole coriander seeds 1/2 cup
whole red chillies 6-8 or as per taste
sesame seeds 1 tbsp
cumin seeds 1 tbsp
black peppercorn 1 tbsp
asafoetida 1/2 tsp
whole cloves 1 tbsp
cinnamon 2-inch piece 1
whole cardamom 1/2 tbsp
star anise 1 tsp
salt to taste
In a cast-iron skillet, dry roast all of them.
Let them cool.
Grind them spice grinder to a fine powder.
Goda Masala Rice
rice 1 cup
oil 10 tsp
cumin/jeera 1 tsp
curry leaves 10
tomato 3 finely chopped
goda masala 1 1/2 heaped tsp
malagai puddi/idli powder 1 tsp(optional)
jaggery powdered 2 tsp
lime juice 2 tsp
cilantro 1/2 cup finely chopped
salt to taste
Cook rice, discard water and set aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add jeera and curry leaves, tomato, malagai puddi/idli powder(optional), goda masala, jaggery and salt.
Let cook till tomatoes are mushy and oil separates from the sides.
Mix in the cooked rice, adjust salt and add lemon juice.
Sprinkle the finely chopped cilantro and serve.