Pawa Bateta

Lemon and Turmeric Spiced Flattened Rice

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Biting Biting: Snacking Gujarati-Style

By Urvashi Roe

Published 2022

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Pawa are dried, flattened flakes of parboiled rice which you can buy in most Asian grocers. They’re very quick and easy to cook up and I’ve always got some in my store cupboard. Sometimes when I am really hungry but cannot be bothered to make anything fussy, I make this dish. On Sundays I make a double batch, to have immediately with fried or poached eggs and then to pack with some chopped tomatoes and onions to take to the allotment with a Thermos of tea. It’s light, fresh and wonde