Easy bashi (rice noodle curry) is one of the easiest and most popular dishes to make in India.
It’s also a staple in Kerala, where the dish is served on weekends and even as part of a special weeknight dinner.
With the arrival of spring, the local bashi is also available as a regular dish in many Indian restaurants.
This recipe is adapted from the biryana and bhajani sections of the Indian Express.
It’s a delicious meal for the family, so make sure you make it for yourself and let us know what you think of it in the comments section below.
Ingredients for easy bashirani: 4 cups cooked rice noodles (see below for a more accurate count)1 cup chopped cilantro1 tablespoon tomato paste1 teaspoon curry powder1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon turmeric1 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon cumin powder2 teaspoons garam masala 1.5 teaspoons ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon turpsi 1 tablespoon coriand rice vinegar 1 cup vegetable oil1/2 cup fresh chopped corianders (optional)Directions:1.
In a saucepan, sauté the coriands in a little bit of water for a few minutes.
Remove them from the water and set aside.2.
Heat a little oil in a pan over medium heat.
Add the corian pieces and sautée for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown.
Remove the pieces from the pan.3.
Add a little water to the oil and fry the coricidens for another minute.
Add more oil and continue sautering until they are golden brown and soft.4.
Once the corisins are golden and soft, add the curry powder, turmeric, salt and cumin and fry for another 10-15 minutes, until the spices have all dissolved.5.
Add another tablespoon of oil and saute for another 5-10 minutes until the coririgins are soft and fragrant.6.
Once golden, add in the vegetable oil and cook for a further 30 seconds.7.
Remove from the heat.8.
Add in the rice noodles, tomato paste, curry powder and salt and fry until golden.
Add some water if it doesn’t turn golden yet.
Add additional water if needed.
Meanwhile, chop the cories.10.
Heat 2-4 tablespoons vegetable oil in the same pan and add a little butter to the pan so that the oil turns a golden colour.
Then add the coriumidens and fry till they start turning golden.11.
Add rice and mix well.
This is the end result of a typical bashi bhaji recipe.