(Last Updated on : 12/10/2015)
Poita Bhat is a dish that depicts the pure, raw nature and the originality of the Indian people. This dish seems to be a forgotten recipe of Assam
. Poita Bhat is a typical Assamese breakfast which is fermented rice with curd and green chillies and is usually served with mashed potatoes which is popularly known as 'Aloo Pitika'. This traditional dish of Assam is very famous among the farmers and is known as 'Simple Man's Food'. Commonly seen in the rural household of Assam, rice left to ferment overnight by adding water and had the next day by seasoning it with mustard oil and green chillies. This dish with slight variation is very common in other Indian states
like "Pakhal Bhat" in Odisha
and West Bengal
it is known as "Panta Bhat". It is the best coolant in the summer months and a natural cure for mild acidity and stomach upsets.
Cooked Rice - 1 cup, soaked in water overnight
Mustard Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Green chilli - 1, finely chopped
Onions - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
1. Combine the chopped green chillies, onions, salt and rice along with its water.
2. Drizzle some mustard oil, check for seasoning and serve with mashed potato.
One can also add curd
or buttermilk to give some extra flavour to the dish.
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