Saturday, July 12, 2008

Spicy Rice - Phodnicha Bhaat

Last month when I hosted SWC- UP , I was very impressed with the participation of my fellow bloggers. I am not a very regular blogger blog gets updated once in a month maybe....I have a number of reasons for the same ....but last month I decided to be more prompt in publishing my posts and also to actively participate in the events happening in the blogosphere.

Here is my first attempt to be more active ....this is my entry for SWC - Maharashtra being hosted by Neha of easyntastyrecipes

Mahrashtrian cuisine is something that we have never tried consciously..while searching for recipes for this event I realised that this cuisine is more a part of our lives than we realise ....the days start with poha ...then we snack on Mumbai - chiwda.... vada pav is a family favorite... it came as a surprise to me that we actually relish so many Maharashtrian dishes without realising this.

I wanted to make something new for the event ... I had the opportunity to introduce a new dish in the menu so why let it go. I did some search and came across this easy breezy recipe . I tried it and it became an instant hit with hubby dear... now it will be a regular dish on the menu ..mainly because it is so easy ....... something which I am always on the lookout for ..

Ingredients -

Cooked rice - 2 cups ( I used left over rice of the previous day, you can also use freshly cooked rice)
Mustard seeds/ rai - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds / Zeera - 1/2 t sp
Turmeric powder - 1 t sp
Curry leaves - 10-15 leaves
Green chilli - 2-3 as per taste ( you can use red chilli powder instead )
Asafoetida / heeng - 1 pinch
Onion - 1 medium - chopped finely
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 1/2 tb sp
Coriander leaves - For garnishing

Method - Heat oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot add the asafoetida powder followed by mustard seeds , once they start popping add the cumin seeds. Then add the curry leaves, finely chopped green chillies and chopped onion. Once the onion is a little soft add the salt and turmeric powder.Fry for a couple of minutes then add the rice . Mix well and cover for 2 minutes till the rice is well heated.

Garish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

You can relish it with curd/ raita or just like that.


SpicyTasty said...

Its a very simple recipa and looks like easy to make too. bookmarked it am gonna try this soon.

priyanka said...

looks delicious,..nd eay to prepare too,..nice one for the event

notyet100 said...

yummy nd easy...delicious entry for the event

LG said...

now..this was super duper fast...Nice entry. Hope to see more on your blog.

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Priti said...

Bhaat looks very delicious

Illatharasi said...

Simple and yummy recipe... I like these rice varieties :)

Neha said...

nice entry nupur,
Really every cuisine is so mixed up in our kitchens, we never even realize it.And must say ur snaps are really awesome..:)

Andhra Flavors said...

spicy rice looks perfect with chilly.


yummy recipe .. in karnataka we call this onion chitranna .. its truly a comfort food

Shreya said...

Really simple recipe, nice pictures:-) I usually make this with leftover rice, and squeeze in a slice of lemon too:-)

Anisheetu said...

Nice entry... U have something on my blog...

Sukanya said...

Hi Nupur, you have a fantastic blog. I love the way you click the photographs, it makes your blog visually appealing and want people to dunk into the dishes prepared by you. The spicy rice looks very yummy. I would love to pass you an award.Please refer to my blog for further details.