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
- In flat pan, heat oil add Asafoetida, cumin and mustard seeds. Followed by green chillies and curry leaves.
- Follow with Onion. Sauté till light pink.
- Add Rice, along with turmeric powder, amchur, sugar and salt. You can add peanuts here.
- Cover and cook for couple of minutes till rice is nicely covered with spices.
- 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 :)