Rice Curry recipe - Pich Chawal - Pakistani Rice Soup by Mayelas Kitchen

In this YouTube video, you'll learn how to make a traditional Asian recipe known as Rice Curry Pich or Pitch Chawal in Hindi and Urdu. This dish, also referred to as Rice Soup, is made with new season rice and is enjoyed in various ways by different people. Some prefer it as a soup, while others like to have it with roti bread or white rice. Not only is this dish delicious, but it's also a healthy option. Follow along with the recipe to try it out for yourself!

Recipe Video


Rice – As required - Chaawal

Cooking Oil – 6 tbsp – Tael

Ginger Garlic Paste – 1tsp – Lehsan adrak paste.

Tomatoes – 3 pcs – Tamatar

Potatoes – 2 pcs - Aloo

Spring onions - 1 cup – Hara Payaz

Salt – As required – Namak

Red Chili Powder – Half tsp – Laal Mirch Powder

Turmeric Powder – 1 tbsp - Haldi

Cumin Powder – Half tsp – Zeera Powder

Coriander powder – 1 tbsp – Dhania Powder

Ginger – Half inch - Adrak

Green Chili – 2pcs - Sabaz Mirch

Water – As required - Paani


Making Rice

Take new rice and soak them in water for 30 minutes. After that take a wide cooking pan. Add water and two table spoon salt in the cooking pan, boil it. When it is boiling hot add rice in it and cook them for 15 to 20 minutes. Make sure to stir them with spoon but only with lite hands otherwise you might end up breaking the rice.

Keep checking the rice and only strain them after they are in the middle state (Not to hard neither too soft). When the rice are ready, strain them and secure the water in another cooking pot. Add the rice back in to the Cooking pan you used to boil them. Cover the lid and put them on rest at low flame for 5 mins. After they are ready just mix them once with lite hands.


Making Rice Pich – Curry

Lets cook Pich (Rice Curry) now. Take a cooking pot and add cooking oil in it. After the oil becomes hot add ginger garlic paste in it and Sauté it until its color becomes lite golden. After Sautéing Ginger Garlic add Spring onions in it and mix them for 2 to 3 seconds only as you should not soften them. Now add sliced tomatoes.

Soften the tomatoes as Masala has to be prepared from them. Now add Salt, Red Chili Powder, Turmeric Powder, coriander powder and Cumin Powder in it. Now we will mash the tomatoes completely and mix these all spices together.

Once the spices turn in to paste smooth soft shape add potatoes in it and mix them well. Not it is time to add the strained water of rice that we secured while cooking the rice. Add that water and mix it. Now add sliced ginger and green chilies and mix again. Let it cook on flame for 5 minutes.

Now check if the potatoes we added are cooked. You can check with help of a fork by poking it into the potatoes to know if they have become a bit soft or not. During this the curry will also become thick and when it does add a Spoon of cooked rice in it. The addition of rice will give it a beautiful look and also enhance its taste. At last add fresh coriander and mix it and serve to your family and guests.

The Rice curry can be eaten with Roti, Rice or plain. Enjoy.  

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