Tuesday, 24 March 2015


Lemon Rice


Basmati Rice                       - 2 cups cooked
Lemon Juice                        - of 1 big lemon
Curry leaves                        - 8-10
Whole Red Chili                 - 2
Asafetida                            - a pinch
Mustard Seeds                     - 1/2 tspoon
Chana Dal/Urad Dal            - 1 tspoon mixed (black gram and yellow split lentils)
Turmeric Powder                - 1/2 tspoon
Green Chillies                     - 2 chopped
Ginger                                - 1 tspoon chopped very fine
Peanuts                               - 1/2 cups roasted
Oil                                      - 1 tblspoon
Salt                                    - to taste


Take a pan and add oil to it.
Add whole red chili, hing, mustard seeds, black gram and yellow split lentils and saute for 2 minutes.
As soon as the mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chillies, ginger pieces, curry leaves and roast for 1 more minute.
Now add turmeric and salt. Now add roasted peanuts into it.
Pour the freshly squeezed lemon juice and put a lid on the pan.
Now add the rice into the pan and mix very well.
Serve hot or cold with a pickle, yogurt or on its own.

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