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Pakhala Bhata | Water Rice – Every Odia’s Favorite

odia dish pakhala bhata

Ingredients

• Cooked Rice – 1 bowl
• Water – 2 bowls
• Curd – 1 cup
• Mustard – 1 tbsp
• Curry leaves – 10
• Salt – 2 tsp
• Dry chili – 1
• Ginger – 1 inch (smashed)
• Oil – 1 tbsp

Method:
1. For Basi Pakhala, add 1 bowl of cooked rice with 2 bowls of water and allow it to cool. Keep for 6-8 hours.
2. For Saja Pakhala, add 1 bowl of cooked rice with 2 bowls of water and allow it to cool.
3. 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.
4. Serve Pakhala with aloo bhaja, badi chura, saga bhaja, macha bhaja (fish fry).

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