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Phodnicha Bhaat  Recipe

Spicy rice cooked with onions.

This recipe is from the book Kadai Cooking.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 11-15 minutes

Servings : 4

Phodnicha Bhaat

Main Ingredients

Cooked rice, Oil





Level Of Cooking



  • Cooked rice
    2 cups
  • Oil
    2 tablespoons
  • Mustard seeds
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves
  • Green chillies finely chopped
  • Turmeric powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Onion finely chopped
    1 medium
  • Roasted peanuts crushed
    1/4 cup
  • Lemon juice
    1 tablespoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Sugar
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
    2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat the oil in a kadai; add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chillies and stir till the seeds begin to splutter. Add the turmeric powder and chilli powder and sauté, making sure that the masala does not burn.

Step 2

Add the onion and sauté till translucent. Add the rice and stir-fry till the masala is mixed well into rice. Add the peanuts. Sprinkle some water over the rice and cook, covered, for one minute over low heat.

Step 3

Stir in the lemon juice, salt and sugar. Serve immediately, garnished with coriander leaves.

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