Thursday, June 21, 2012

Namkeen Chawal | Phodnicha Bhat

One Kitchen, Same Ingredients, Same Dish, Same Taste, Two Languages, Two Names. One more dish to the list where we call the same ingredients with different names.


When I posted about my Paneer Fried Rice, I realised that I have not posted about our most common – nearly weekly dish with the leftover rice. The Foodie calls it Namkeen Chawal while I call it Phodnicha Bhat. This is nothing but Tempered Fried Rice.


You Need :

  • Rice : 1/2 cup – leftover rice or cooked rice
  • Onion: coarsely chopped – 1medium
  • Green Chillies: 3-4 slit and chopped
  • Curry Leaves : about 10
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds : 1tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida : 1 pinch
  • Lemon juice: of 1/4 lemon piece or Amchur (Dry mango) Powder: 1/4 tsp <I prefer lemon he prefers amchur>
  • Sugar: about 1-2 tbsp
  • Coriander Leaves to garnish
  • Peanuts (optionals)
  • salt to taste


You Do:

  1. In flat pan, heat oil add Asafoetida, cumin and mustard seeds. Followed by green chillies and curry leaves.
  2. Follow with Onion. Sauté till light pink.
  3. Add Rice, along with turmeric powder, amchur, sugar and salt. You can add peanuts here.
  4. Cover and cook for couple of minutes till rice is nicely covered with spices.
  5. Garnish with coriander leaves. If you do not add amchur then add lemon juice here.


We always prepare this whenever we have leftover rice, which is weekly :P We have it with curd, papad and pickle.

Sending this to Breakfast Club : Leftover event hosted by Smarterfitter and Helen.


Happy Cooking and Posting about it :)


  1. perfect namkeen chawal. we also do the same way....

  2. tasty rice.... i call it namkeen chawal too.

  3. this looks mouthwatering. perfect way to use leftover rice

  4. That's a great way to spice up some left over rice.Rice in any new form is good for me..hehe..the yellow color makes it so appetizing..

  5. Thanks girls for lovely comments :)

  6. love this one..looks delicious

  7. Mala pan phodni cha bhat avadto .. yummm
    Do visit my blog... cheers Gauri

  8. Yummm rice dish..

  9. Thanks all for lovely comments :)

  10. Good recipi of fride rice ! thanks for sharing.


  11. I like the Rice with Namkeen,
    Thankyou so much for this Dish...
    Namkeen Online


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