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




  • 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. Sundry 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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