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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dahi pakhala - an authentic rice preparation from orissa

Cooking Time Required : 20 Mins
Cost of preparation : 20-30 Rupees

Ingredients: Par boiled rice ( 1/2 kg ), curd (200 ml), onion ( 1 medium, diced ), green chilli (2-3 nos), curry leaves, coriander leaves,cumin seeds (1-2 tsp), salt to taste.

Preparation: Wash rice thoroughly (3-4 times) . Boil water in a vessel. Add washed rice and cook till soft( keep it slightly more soft than regular rice ). Drain off excess water. Add sufficient fresh water to completely cover the rice and allow to stand for 2-3 hours.
Add diced onion, green chilli, curd and salt to the rice. Heat oil in a pan. When it starts smoking, add cumin seeds and curry leaves. Pour the contents over the rice and garnish with coriander leaves. Eat with roasted papad/badi chura, spinach bhaji or fried ladies finger or any stir fry/poda.

Optional seasoning: Freshly grated coconut.

Makes for an excellent meal during the hot summer months.


  1. Wow that's awesome.. By the way can you tell where in bangalore i can find water rice? This is my ultimate food for soul

  2. Great recipe!
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    1. Here is the photo:


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