Thursday

Phodni Bhaat / Indian Fried Rice

PhodniBhaat (4) This glowing yellow color rice is actually a breakfast dish prepared in Maharastra and Northern Karnataka where it is known as Phodni Bhaat, literally meaning tempered rice. A little dash of lemon and few more ingredients like chana dal converts it to a dish known Chitranna and Lemon rice down South. A leftover rice is usually used to prepare this, however if you are using a freshly prepared rice, then make sure to cool it down before using it to prepare the dish.
I had actually prepared this for brunch and made it wholesome by adding few veggies and nuts. These are optional but they sure make dish a little rich !

Ingredients:
4 cups rice, previously cooked
3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 strand of curry leaves
1/2 cup onions, chopped
2 –3 green chilies, chopped
1 cup spring onions, chopped
1/2 cup fresh/frozen (peas + chikpeas)
1/4 cup nuts (almonds, cashews, raisins)
1/8 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
cilantro for garnish

Preparation Method:
1. Separate the previous cooked rice with a fork. If using a freshly cooked rice, allow it to cool before using.
2. Heat oil in a large pan. Add mustard seeds, as they splutter, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, chopped onions, chilies and sauté for few minutes.
3. Then add the chopped spring onions, peas, chickpeas, nuts and saute for few more minutes
4. Add salt and turmeric. Add rice and give a nice stir till all the rice is coated with the mixture.
5. Garnish with cilantro and serve
 PhodniBhaat (5)
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Serves: 2 - 4

31 comments:

Subhashini said...

Hey
Nice one with the option of adding some veggi in this.

Tina said...

Soooo lovely and delicious..Luv the cute and pretty colour...

San said...

Fried rice has got a new color n its different.Vegetables n nuts a fab combo to relish,rich n healthy as well.

Jagruti said...

Lovely and yummy rice!

Rohini said...

Wow.. A new dish to me.. Makes a perfect lunch box recipe too no? I am gonna try this soon :)

Deepa said...

hey thats a cool new look of the blog..looks so fresh..

phodnicha bhaat looks so delicious and moth watering..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

looks yummy SE. Please do send it to "Leftover Delicacies" event. you can see event listing in right side of my blog.

http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

nice presentation, looks tempting. Please do send it to "Leftover Delicacies" event, get the details from the list on the right side gadget on my blog.

http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/

PS said...

lovely lemon rice..

Priya said...

Beautiful and delicious dish, really makes me hungry..awesome SE..

kitchen queen said...

slurrrrrrrrrrp! delicious and yummy rice dish.

SathyaSridhar said...

Dear SE, first time here, you got such a nice space with nice recipes blog looks neat. here the rice recipe looks perfect fluffy dear great one for all the time light food...am glad to follow ur blog dear.

Madhura Manoj said...

Love it.nice click...

Joanne said...

The more veggies and nuts the better! Love the color.

Sushma Mallya said...

lovely colour rice , sounds nice and seems very delicious..

pierre said...

this fried rice looks yummy to me!! Pierre de Paris

Padma said...

Loved your new template... rice looks superb.

Arthi said...

Nice version of Indian Fried rice. Love it. It looks very colorful and yummy!!

Dolly said...

Your Phodni rice looks so inviting and awesome. Superb clicks..I mostly make lemon rice with leftover rice.

Deepa said...

Love your new look.....Fried rice looks yummy . Nice click too.

Deepa

Deepa said...

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Siddhi S said...

Hi Sharda how r u?...i was off from bloging from past few weeks due to some urgent work,so missed many yummy dishes posted by u...but now m back on track...hey loved this phodni bhaat...nice recipe...soo tempting pic...yumm

Cinnamon-Girl said...

This is a beautiful rice! I like your idea of adding nuts to make it more filling. Delicious.

Kris said...

I am so in the mood for rice now!

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RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds good,my neighbor used to make this,i love it! Nice click!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Being born and brought up in Maharashtra, this one is my favorite!

Malar Gandhi said...

Very interesting fried rice, looks delicious:)

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Lovely... SE
Nice template.. Hopping in here after quite a long time!!
hope all is well

Spice said...

love the color of bhaat....

Maaya said...

what a great photo i love fried rice... and with the cashews and other nuts/spices.. yum

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