You can put this dish together in a jiffy. All you need is left over white rice. Not that you cannot do it with rice just cooked . But NO it will not taste the same. I love this dish with the left over rice.On the contrary I will cook extra white rice so that I have some left over to make this dish the day after :) This is a typical Sindhi dish . I have eaten rice cooked in a similar way down South of India, also prepared with left over rice but slight variation in the ingredients and they also have a different name.
So this one is for all those busy men/women who are always on the look out for quick fixes :) Cheers!
Serves 1 person
Bowl of left over white rice
Oil: 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds: tip of the tsp
Asfoetida: a pinch
Turmeric: tip of the tsp
Curry leaves/Curry patta: 5-10
Onion: 1/2 medium sized onion
Green chilli's: personal choice
salt: very little( depending on the amount used in the white rice)
Red pepper: a pinch
Take a frying pan and add 1 tbsp oil. When the oil is hot ,add mustard seeds & asfoetida along with curry leaves. Add the chopped garlic and ginger. Now add thinly sliced onions and saute till translucent. Add curry leaves to this. Chop tomato's and add to this along with dry spices- salt,turmeric,chilli pepper. If you are adding green chilli's you can add them with the onions . Cook this mix for couple minutes till the tomato is cooked with all the dry spices and the raw tomato smell is gone. Now add the rice and mix it carefully without breaking the rice. Garnish with a sprig of cilantro and serve peela Chanwarh/ Yellow rice with raita and green coriander & mint chutney.
Note: You can if you like add tiny pieces of carrots,beans and corn while you are frying the onion. I like my peela chanwarh/yellow plain :)