May 23, 2012

Lemon rice

A yummy south indian style rice...My father-in-law prepares  mouth watering lemon rice wenever we are in India....he's just too gud at it.

Rice (cooked) - 1.5 cups
Lemon juice - 1/2 cup or juice extracted from 5 lemons
Green chillies - 2 (chopped)
Dry red chillies - 2
Peanuts - 1/4 cup
Cashew nuts - 1/4 cup
Chana dal - 1 tbsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Haldi - 1 tsp
Rai - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Oil - 2 tbsp

Method: -
  • Prepare rice the normal way and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai,fry peanuts.Later  fry cashews.Keep both nuts aside.
  • In the same Oil,crackle rai,dry red chillies,green chillies,chana dal,curry leaves.
  • Atlast add urad dal,when it changes colour add haldi and saute.
  • Add lemon juice and mix well.
  • Add salt and both nuts.
  • Now add the cooked rice,mix properly with light hands.
  • Remove from stove .
Serve hot with achar n curd....Njoy!!

Note:- try using basmati rice or any rice that is not sticky type.

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