How to make Bagala Baath -

Cooked rice mixed with yogurt, fruits and vegetables served with tempering.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Rice (चावल), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Tamil Nadu

Course : Rice

Bagala Baath

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Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Bagala Baath Recipe

  • Rice 2 cups

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Milk 1/2 cup

  • Cream 1/2 cup

  • Cucumber 1

  • Carrot 1

  • Raw mango 1

  • Grapes 1/4 cup

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Whole dry red chilli 1

  • Green chillies 4

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 1 sprig

  • Sesame oil (til oil) 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Clean, wash and boil rice and slightly overcook it. Drain well and cool.

Step 2

When it reaches room temperature, mix in the milk, asafoetida and salt to taste. Wash and chop green chillies and ginger finely.

Step 3

Peel and deseed cucumber. Grate, mix in a little salt and keep aside. Peel and grate the carrot and mango and keep separately. Slice the grapes into two and keep.

Step 4

Heat oil in a small pan and temper with mustard seeds, asafoetida, red chilli and curry leaves.

Step 5

Add the ginger and green chillies, stir well and add to the prepared rice. Add the yogurt, cream and the grapes. Mix well and chill in the refrigerator.

Step 6

Squeeze out excess water from the cucumber. Garnish the rice with the grated cucumber, carrot and mango and serve.

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