Phodni means tempering in Marathi and bhaat stands for rice.
A quick and easy recipe which helps use leftovers. Can be made in under 10 minutes.
2-3 cups cooked rice (leftover from the previous day)
1/3 tsp chili powder
salt to taste
sugar to taste
2-3 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4th tsp turmeric
a pinch of asafoetida
a pinch of chili powder
1. Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds and when they pop, add in the turmeric, asafoetida and then chili powder.
2. Add the onions and saute till they turn golden brown.
3. Separately, add chili powder, salt, sugar to the cooked rice and mix well. This helps the spices to mix in uniformly with the rice.
4. Add the rice to the sauted onions and mix well.
5. Cook for 10 minutes, garnish with coriander and serve hot.
Phodni cha bhaat can be served plain or with yoghurt (as i like it).
Variations- Some people also like to add chilies to the tempering and peanuts to the rice. Or it can be made without addition of onions (as my aai cooks it).