Saturday, August 14, 2010

LEMON RICE






This is a South Indian main course dish which can be prepared within minutes with the leftover cooked rice. You can use any raw rice that don't stick together.

INGREDIENTS:

Coked rice ---------3 cups
Lemon juice -------- 2 tbsp
Peanuts ------------- 1 tbsp
Cashews------------- 1tsp (optional)
Ghee-----------------  1bsp
Green chilly --------- 2
Oil --------------------- 1 tsp
Mustard seed ------  1/2 tsp
Channa dal ---------   1/2 tsp
Urad dal ------------   1/4 tsp
Dried red chilly ----- 1 or 2
cumin ----------------- 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida ---------- a pinch
Turmeric powder --- 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves
salt as needed
Cilantro leaves/Coriander leaves to garnish

METHOD:
  1. In a medium heat pan add ghee and roast the peanuts , cashews & keep it aside.
  2. Pour a tsp of oil in to pan & splutter the mustard seeds and  then add the channa dal, a pinch of asafoetida, cumin seeds,Dried Red chilly, Urad dal and curry leaves 
  3. Add Green chilly & roasted peanuts ,cashews.
  4. Then add Turmeric powder. 
  5. In a bowl, mix in lemon juice and salt & pour this in to the above tempering .
  6. Switch off the flame & add the cooked rice.
  7. Transfer to a serving bowl & garnish with cilantro leaves.

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