How many times does it happen to you ? That craving for something different? And not the regular dal , rice , roti and veggies for a meal ( which is a tradition in my house . Twice. Daily. )
In my case a Lot! More often than not I find myself looking for some different options. Home made but different ! Healthy but different ! Just something out of the routine.
And the brainstorming begins……..Something like a one-pot-meal, or tahiri or veggie pulav or dal-rice or maybe khichdi. The options always seem to end up at khichdi every time( it’s definitely a quick meal! ). The same rice and dal can be given N number of Avtaars , in Indian cuisine.
Gola Bhaat aka chana dal kababs and rice is one such awesome variation for the same dal rice. It is a traditional maharashtrian recipe very popular in the vidarbha region. The combination of spiced rice and chana dal kababs is just awesome.
It’s a hot favorite with my hubby , and his side of the family. And my MIL makes the bestest, spiciest Gola Bhaat ever. So whenever she visits us, this recipe is at the top of the To-make list.
Gola bhaat is enjoyed with the typical maharashtrian kadhi, papad, mango pickle and fried chilli! This is definitely not for the faint hearts.
But non-the-less , an awesome gem from our traditional Maharashtrian cuisine!
GOLA BHAAT RECIPE / CHANA DAL KABABS AND RICE