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Panta bhat- 3

Panta Bhat - the Budhha bowl which cools you in Summer

Fermented rice with condiments which acts as a natural cooler and is rich in nutrients.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Vegetarian
Cuisine Bengali
Servings 2 people


  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 onions finely sliced
  • 1 no Lemon preferably gondhoraj
  • 1 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • salt as required


  • There is actually nothing to this recipe. All you have to do is take the cooked rice in a bowl and cover it with cold water. The water should be at least a cm above the rice. Cover it with a plate and leave it overnight.
  • Finely slice your onions and lemon wedges. Serve the panta bhat with sliced lemon wedges, sliced onions, mustard oil and salt.
  • Don't throw the water. The water is the best part since it has all the nutrition and the tanginess comes from the water. Crush everything together in the plate or a bowl with the water and have it.
  • If you want, of course fry a fish alonside and have with it. There are a variety of ways to have it. Some even have it with tamarind instead of lemon wedges. So go ahead and experiment and try various flavours.