Posted in easy lunchbox ideas, Easy Rice options, experiments with rice., variety rice

Phodni Bhaath (style 2)

Left over rice can be cooked in different ways. They work like a charm in making variety rice because they are cool completely and the grains separated. One such variety rice is making “Phodni Bhaath” , meaning tempered rice with spices and a squeeze of lemon. Adding veggies make it more nutritious and tasty. Makes a great option for lunchbox when pressed for time, also requires minimal effort. Pairs well with any raita or even chips.


Here goes the recipe:


Cooked Rice: 1 cup (Any rice will work)

Veggies :1/4 cup (any would do)

Onions: 1 finely chopped

Green chili: 2 slit

Curry Leaves: 8-10 leaves

Turmeric Powder: 1 tsp

Pav Bhaji Masala: 2 tsp

Salt to taste

To Temper:

Oil: 2 tbsp

Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp

Hing : a pinch

Coriander leaves : 1 handful for garnish

Lemon juice of half a lemon


  1. Heat a pan, add oil, add “to temper”, fry for a minute, slit chili and onions and sauté till translucent.
  2. Add the turmeric powder, salt and veggies( i added bhindi and carrots)  and cook till crisp.
  3. Add rice, pav bhaji masala, lemon juice and mix gently till well blended.
  4. Garnish with coriander leaves.Check for salt.
  5. Serve with raita or chips.







Hi This is my chance to introduce myself. I am Parvathi, the author/owner of this space. I blog here about recipes that are simple yet tasty. I try to improvise on recipes without compromising on taste. Cooking is my passion. Though I am not very perfect, I love the imperfections and as they say “there’s always scope of better”. I like to follow that. I believe there’s a story for each recipe and the way it is developed. Also creativity is the secret ingredient of cooking. My inspiration for cooking comes from my mom. As cliched as it sounds, for me she is the best cook. 🙂 Cooking for me is a stress buster. Hoping this space help you too whip some amazing dishes and earn praises from your loved ones. Gmail: Instagram: foodaterian Twitter:

One thought on “Phodni Bhaath (style 2)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s