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DAHI PAKHALA

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INGREDIENTS:-

Cooked rice-1 cup
Yogurt-1/2 cup(If eu don't find or don't like the taste of yogurt then add lemon juice)
Grated ginger-2 tsp
Water-1-2 cup
Salt as needed

FOR SEASONING:

Curry leaves-3-4
Green chili-2
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp(optional)
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp(optional)
Oil-1-2 tsp

METHOD:-

1-Cooked rice and let it cool to room temprature.
2-Add water,yogurt,grated ginger and salt.
3-In a pan heat oil,add mustard seeds and cumin seeds,when they start to pop,add curry leaves and green chili.
4-Then pour into rice,yogurt mixture and serve with aloo bharta,aloo bhaja,badhi chura or ambula khata,amba khata,mixture,chuin bhaja etc.

PAKHAL(ପଖାଳ) OR WATER RICE

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Pakhaḷa is an Oriya term for an Indian food consisting of cooked rice washed or little fermented in water.The liquid part is known as Toraṇi.It is very popular in state of Odisha.Eating pakhal has been recommended to prevent heat stroke in hot weather.A traditional Oriya 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 or fried fish.Traditional way of preparing Pakhaḷa: Pakhaḷa is slightly fermented rice.People cook rice and add water to it along with little bit of old pakhal (something like making curd using milk and old curd).Pakhaḷa tastes best when served after 8 to 12 hrs after preparation.Generally boiled potato and other fried vegetables or fried fish is served with pakhaḷa.Modern day variation is to add curd instead of fermenting it.We odiya people believe even our Lord Jagannath also love to eat pakhala during summer time.So let's start the re…

ALOO BHAJA(POTATO FRY)

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INGREDIENTS:-

Potatoes-4 large(peeled and cut into very thin strips)
Cumin Seeds-1 tsp
Chili powder-1/2 tsp(or to taste)
Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
Dry Red Chili-1
Oil-4 tbsp
Salt to taste

METHOD:-

1-Heat oil in a pan or kadhai,add red chili after breaking it in two pieces.
2-When the chilly turns blackish red,add the cumin seeds and allow it to splutter.
3-Now add potato strips,turmeric powder and salt.Mix well.
4-Fry till the potatoes on high flame for 20 seconds and then on low flame till tender.
5-Add chili powder to taste and stir properly for 1 minute,put off the flame.
6-Serve hot with freshly prepared rice and dal or odiya pakhal or chakuli pitha.