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Dahi Pakhala Bhata / Yoghurt Curd Water Rice

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Dahi Pakhala Bhata / Yoghurt Curd Water Rice

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
1 bowl Cooked Rice White cooked rice/Bhata
2 bowls Water
1 cup Curd Dhahi
Spice
1 teaspoon Oil
1 teaspoon Mustard Seed
10 no Curry Leaf
1 no Red Chilli Big
1 inch Ginger Smashed
to taste Salt
1 no Green Chilli / Chili pepper If you like to have green chilli as of your taste

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Pakhala(Water Rice), dahi pakhala(Yoghurt / Curd Water Rice) or water rice is an absolute delight in the scorching summers

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Pakhaḷa (Odia: ପଖାଳ) is an Odia term for an Indian food consisting of cooked rice washed or little fermented in water. The liquid part is known as Toraṇi.It is popular in Odisha, Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. The Bengali name for this dish is Panta Bhat, in Chhattisgarh it’s called Bore Bhat,in Jharkhand different linguistic communities use different names like Paani Bhat, Paakhaal or Pakhala and in Assam it’s called Poita Bhat.Eating pakhal has been recommended to prevent heat stroke in hot weather. A traditional Odia dish, it is also prepared with rice, curd, cucumber, cumin seeds, fried onions and mint leaves. It is popularly served with roasted vegetables—such as potato, brinjal, badi or saga bhaja(Green leaf fry)—or If you are a non-vegetarian, fish fry creates a magic with Pakhala.

History

It is unknown when “Pakhaḷa” was first included in the daily diet of Eastern India, but it was included in the recipe of Lord Jagannath Temple of Puri during circa. 10. Pakhaḷa is eaten in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent (including Nepal, Bangladesh and some parts of Myanmar). Rice being the most cultivated agricultural product is the predominant cause of most of the people to have rice as a staple food

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Steps

1
Done
10 mins

Ingredient preparation

For Basi Pakhala, add 1 bowl of cooked rice with 2 bowls of water and allow it to cool. Keep for 6-8 hours.
For Saja (fresh) Pakhala, add 1 bowl of cooked rice with 2 bowls of water and allow it to cool.

2
Done
3 mins

Preparation of Dahi Pakhala Bhata/Curd Water Rice

Put a pan on medium flame. Once hot add, add 1 tbsp oil. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves and dry chili and wait till it crackles. Now simmer the flame add ½ cup water. Allow it to cool. Add this along with curd, smashed ginger and salt to the bowl containing rice and water. Mix well.

3
Done
2 mins

Serve Pakhala(Yoghurt / Curd Water Rice)

Serve Pakhala(Yoghurt Curd Water Rice) with aloo bhaja, badi chura, saga bhaja, If you are a non-vegetarian, fish fry creates a magic with Pakhala.

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