Thursday, 12 September 2019

Chawal Vadi (Rice curry)

Chawal Vadi (Rice curry)

It's funny how simple items trigger wonderful memories of the past. This dish is a family dish which reminds me of all the beautiful moments I spent with my grandmother. This dish, to me, holds the flavour of nostalgia, the warmth of her embrace and all the stories she shared with me. I thought of sharing this recipe with you guys. This one-pot-meal might not remind you of your past but it will be an amazing start for your kids or friends to bond over and if like me you are a Punjabi, you would also feel the love I felt decades ago.





Preparation Time : 20 Min

Cooking Time : 25 to 30 Min

Serves : 4

Ingredients :  


  • Rice 1 Cup soaked for 20 min
  • Oil 2 Tablespoon
  • Bay leaves 2
  • Zeera 1 Teaspoon
  • Pinch of hing
  • Green cardamom 2 to 3
  • Cinnamon stick 1/2 inch
  • Star anis 1
  • Red chilly 2 to 3
  • Salt according to taste
  • Red chilly powder according to taste
  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Green peas 1/2 cup
  • Vadi ( any available in market) if it is big size break into pieces.
  • For Masala
  • Onion 1 medium size
  • Tomato 2 medium size
  • Green chilly 2
  • Ginger 1/2 inch
  • Garlic 3 - 4 cloves
  • Lemon 1
  • Green coriander for garnishing 
Procedure :  
  • Soak rice and keep aside.

  • Take onion, tomato, green chilly, ginger and garlic in a mixer and form a smooth paste 



  • Now take a cooker add oil heat it. Now add zeera and pinch of hing along with whole spices.

  • Add onion tomato paste and sauce it for 5 to 6 minutes on medium flame.


  • Once masala is roasted nicely add salt, red chilly, turmeric powder and coriander powder and mix it well

  • Add 1 to 2 tablespoon of water to masala and cook till you get nice aroma and masala leave the oil

  • Now add green peas and wadi to this. again saut├ęs it 


  • Now add rice roast it for 2 minutes


  • Add 4 cup of water and pressure cook rice till 2 whistle. close the gas and wait for 10 minutes


  • Before serving garnish it with green coriander and lemon juice ..





Tip : 
  • If you find that water is less next time add little more water


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