July 15, 2011

Lemon Rice

Whenever I feel bored with sambar and rasam I ask my MIL to prepare lemon rice. This is also the favorite of our closest family friend Mr D.
Rice - 200 gms
Lemon - 1 (juicy)
Peanuts - handful
Cashew nuts - 5/6
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking
For the seasoning
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tbsp
Urad Dal - 1/2 tbsp
Channa Dal - 1/4 tbsp
Green Chilies - 2
Curry Leaves - little
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tbsp
Onion - 1 small sized (optional)
Capsicum - 1/2 (optional)

Boil rice separately. If using a pressure cooker just allow 2 whistles.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Once they splutter add urad dal, chana dal, green chillies, curry leaves, finely chopped onions and capsicum(optional) and saute till it becomes soft.
Add turmeric powder and salt and mix well.
Squeeze lemon onto the rice, add the seasoning and mix well.
Garnish with roasted peanuts, cashewnuts and coriander leaves 
Serve with papads or vadam or potato or bhindi fry.
This is prefered for travel alongside puliogare and curd rice.

Bon Appetit!!