Lemon Rice

Contributed by Lipakshi Sharma
A 20 something Account Manager of a leading Bank, Lipakshi also famous as Lipi spends her days exploring new places and learning new things and cooking is one such passion 

About Lemon Rice:

Lemon Rice is a delicious South Indian dish you can easily put together when in a hurry. You can also make it with leftover rice. Serve Lemon Rice with a Raita (yogurt salad) and Poppadums for a simple yet tasty meal.

Recipe and Ingredients:

1  cup of rice
Salt to taste
2 tblspns of oil/ghee
A pinch of asafoetida
2 dried red chillies
1 tblspn of split black gram (urad dal)
1 tblspn of split gram (chana dal)
1 tspn of fenugreek seeds (methi seeds)
1/4 cup of peanuts
1 tspn of mustard seeds (optional)
10-12 of curry leaves
3 tblspns of lemon juice
1 tspn of turmeric powder
1 tblspn of grated fresh coconut (optional)

  • Pick, wash and soak rice for about thirty minutes. Drain and then boil in plenty of boiling salted water until almost done. Drain and keep aside.
  • Heat oil/ghee in a shallow pan or a kadai. Add a pinch of asafoetida. Add dried red chillies broken into two, urad dal, chana dal and methi seeds. Cook until dals change colour to light brown.
  • Add peanuts and mustard seeds. Let mustard seeds crackle, then add curry leaves. Mix turmeric powder in this. Stir fry for half a minute. Add cooked rice, salt and lemon juice.
  • Garnish with grated coconut.
  • You can use roasted or fried peanuts for this recipe.
    Lemon Rice read to be served

1 comment:

Carol Egbert said...

When I lived in Singapore, we had a curry tree in the garden. Thanks for a great post.


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