Podi (Gunpowder) Rice

By Bethica Das  |  25th Jan 2019  |  
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About Podi (Gunpowder) Rice Recipe

This is my style of a perfect comfort food as it is quick, easy and simple to prepare but with loads of flavour. This yummy one-pot meal comes in handy when you are too lazy or when time is less. Just a wee bit of tempering and mixing the podi to any cooked rice and you are done with a plateful of yummy delicacy. Enjoy with papad, chips or fryums. It is simply lip smacking and a great substitute to any fried rice, jeera rice or plain biryani. You gotta have it to believe. In this recipe I have used Andhra special Nalla Karam Podi, but you can go in for any store bought or homemade podi of your choice. You can relish podi rice for breakfast, brunch, lunch / dinner or pack for a lunch box meal too.

Podi (Gunpowder) Rice

Ingredients to make Podi (Gunpowder) Rice

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 tbsp. any podi / gunpowder
  • 2 tbsp. ghee
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1-2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 2-3 dry red chilies
  • 1-2 green chilies, slit
  • 1 tsp. urad dal
  • pinch of asafoetida
  • salt to taste
  • pinch of turmeric powder (opt)
  • 1 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped

How to make Podi (Gunpowder) Rice

  1. Heat ghee in a pan & temper with red chilies and mustard seeds. After it stops spluttering, add the curry leaves, urad dal, asafoetida, green chilies & asafoetida.
  2. Saute for a few seconds and then Add the rice, idli podi, salt & turmeric powder. Mix everything well and stir fry for 2 minutes.
  3. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with papads, chips and fryums for breakfast, brunch or lunch. They may also be packed for a lunch box meal too.

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