Imli Bhaat By Shazia Khan

Imli Bhaat

Many women crave to eat some tangy and delicious during their pregnancy. Chef Shazia Khan shares a recipe that provides wholesome nutrition along with the tangy flavour. This recipe is a must-try.
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Cooking Time

8-10 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

5-7 Min



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  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 1 tbsp chana dal
  • ½ tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • For tamarind rice base
  • 8 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 crushed garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup ground nuts
  • ½ tbsp chana dal
  • ½ tbsp urad dal
  • ½ cup grated dry coconut
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • pinch of hing
  • 80 gm tamarind pulp
  • 1 ltr water
  • 1½ cups soaked rice
  • salt to taste
  • For tadka
  • desi ghee
  • 1 dry red chillies
  • few curry leaves


  1. 1

    Dry roast all the spice mix ingredients.
  2. 2

    Allow to cool down and grind into a powder.
  3. 3

    In a deep pan, heat the oil.
  4. 4

    Fry the garlic cloves, ground nuts, chana dal, urad dal and dry coconut until they turn little brown.
  5. 5

    Add the sesame seeds, red chilli powder, turmeric and asafoetida.
  6. 6

    Add the pulp and spice mix and fry for a minute.
  7. 7

    Cook this mixture till the oil separates and achieves a slightly thick consistency.
  8. 8

    In a pot, boil the water.
  9. 9

    Add soaked rice and salt to season the rice.
  10. 10

    Cook till the rice is 3⁄4th done and strain the excess water.
  11. 11

    Add the cooked rice in tamarind masala base and mix well.
  12. 12

    Cook for around 6-7 minutes.
  13. 13

    For tadka: In a small pan, heat ghee and add dry red chillies and curry leaves.
  14. 14

    Add this tadka when imli bhaat is served.

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