Pakhala Bhat – An Odia Cuisine: Fermented Rice Recipe
Bored of eating the same steamed rice for ages? This easy-to-cook recipe from Odisha is just for you.
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Bored of eating the same steamed rice for ages but too lazy to try something different, then this easy to cook recipe from Odisha is for you. PAKHALA BHAAT, the fermented rice recipe is also known as Panta Bhaat in West Bengal and Poita Bhaat in Assam. It recently made it's debut in MasterChef Australia. Consumption of this authentic food helps in controlling body temperature and regulating blood pressure.
Kashmiri red chilli
How to cook :
Take 1 bowl of cooked rice and add water
Rice should be immersed in water
Mash the rice and add 4/5 tbsp of curd
Add rock salt (optional)
Freshly chopped coriander leaves
Chopped green chillies
2 slices of lemon
To Make the Pakhala Bhaat Tadka-liscious
Add mustard oil followed by 2 red chillies and mustard seeds
Wait till mustard seeds crackle
Add curry leaves
Add hing for fragrance
Cook the tadka for a minute and let it cool down
Add the tadka to Pakhala and mix it well
Relish this comforting mix of rice and curd with your favourite aloo bhaaja/fry, onion pakoda or any accompaniments.
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