Sindhis love Bhuga chawar. Sindhi Bhuga chawal recipe is minimalist cooking at its best. Much relief when you have no veggies at home. This bhuga chanwar recipe is a simple Sindhi style onion pulao.There is nothing better than rice pilaf cooked with caramalized onions. I love having this with Sai Bhaji and some sweet boondi. It is simple gluten free rice which can be made vegan or vegetarian. Only difference, is ghee.
Kids love it so do elders as it does not have much to chew. It is also a great tiffin box recipe. Easy to cook when you get up late and have to send bubs to school. Win win for all! No takeaways no outside food. Simple home cooked wonder.
This dish is very similar to Tairi except that it is sweeter and has jaggery. We generally make this on Teejri. For, Those who do not know, Teejri or Kajri teej is very similar to Karvachauth but celebrated 3 days after Rakhi.
- Ghee or oil if vegan
- Bay leaves
- Black pepper corns
- Salt as per taste
Frying pan/ sauce pan
How to make bhuga chawar?
1.Cook onions with little salt in oil and cumin until dark brown.
2.Add other spices.
3. Now, add rice to the frying pan. Mix well
4. Add water, stir it to mix once. Cover and cook until rice is done.
Read the Sindhi pulao recipe here
Bhuga chawal - Sindhi onion pulav
- frying pan
- 1 cup rice
- 1 onion chopped
- 2-3 tablespoon ghee or oil
- 3-4 bay leaf / tej patta
- 7-8 black pepper corns
- Salt as per taste
- 2 -¼ cups water
- In a pan,add ghee or oil and let it heat.
- Now add onions, salt and let it cook until dark brown.(Ensure it is not burnt but darkest brown possible)
- Add bay leaves,pepper and cook for 5 mins.
- Add rice ,salt and water.
- Cook until rice softens.
- Serve with fried potatoes and sai bhaji.
For vegetarian : Use ghee to fry onions, at a low flame. Serve it with yogurt or raita.
I can have this rice anytime of the day. Best made after a long day at work. Who knew very simple dishes could have such a beautiful taste? You can also make a variations too.Add some fried cashews or garnish with some roasted cashews in the end. Some people also like to add potato and peas to the above recipe while cooking rice. You can also caramalize onions in air fryer and add it with teaspoon of oil for tempering. Saves time and effort. Add red chilli powder as per your choice if you do not have black pepper. You may increase the red chili powder as per your taste.
It lasts 2-3 days in refrigerator. Steam the rice before you serve.
Looking for easy rice pulao recipes?
- Tomato rice
- Lemon rice
- Pulihora/ Tamarind rice
- Raw mango rice
- Brown rice dal khichdi
- Sindhi Tairi
- Thoom ware chawar
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