Chawal Badiyan By Ajay Chopra

Chawal Badiyan

Chawal Badiyan is made from coarsely ground rice and spices. Here Chef Ajay Chopra shares the recipe for the same. These badiyans immersed in a spicy gravy are little bites of heaven. 
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Cooking Time

60-65 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10-15 Min



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  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 cup pre soaked rice
  • 1 inch chopped ginger
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt
  • For gravy
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup grated onion
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp grama masala
  • 1 cup tomato paste


  1. 1

    Prepare a paste of soaked rice. Add the paste in a bowl. Add panch phoron masala.
  2. 2

    Add chopped ginger, garlic and mix it well. Add turmeric powder, salt as per taste and mix it well. Grease a plate with oil and prepare badiyan of the batter. Sun dry it in the sun until it turns hard.
  3. 3

    In a pan, add mustard oil and fry the badiyan until it turns light brown. Add it in the plate.
  4. 4

    In the same pan, add cumin seeds, chopped green chilli, dry red chillies, bay leaves and saute. Add grated onion and cook it until it turns golden brown.
  5. 5

    Add ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder, salt as per taste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, water and stir it.
  6. 6

    Add tomato paste and let it cook until 10 - 15 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

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