LEMON RICE
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Essence of Life - Food

LEMON RICE

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Ingredients

  • Raw Rice – 1 Cup
  • Lemon –1
  • Green Chillies –2 Nos.
  • Mustard - 1/4 Tspn
  • Bengal Gram Dhal – 1/2 Tspn
  • Dry Red Chillies - 2 Nos.
  • Cashew Nuts - 5-6 Nos.(Optional)
  • Ground Nuts - 8-10 Nos. (Optional)
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 Tspn
  • Oil – 2 Tbspn
  • Curry leaves – 1 Sprig
  • Salt – To Taste
  • Sugar - A pinch

Instructions

    Raw Rice – 1 Cup

    Lemon –1

    Green Chillies –2 Nos.

    Mustard - 1/4 Tspn

    Bengal Gram Dhal – 1/2 Tspn

    Dry Red Chillies - 2 Nos.

    Cashew Nuts - 5-6 Nos.(Optional)

    Ground Nuts - 8-10 Nos. (Optional)

    Turmeric Powder – 1/4 Tspn

    Oil – 2 Tbspn

    Curry leaves – 1 Sprig

    Salt – To Taste

    Sugar - A pinch


    METHOD :

    Cook raw rice as per instructions until soft (But not mushy). Allow it to cool down.
    Mix the Rice with 1 Tbspn of Oil and leave it aside.
    Extract Lemon Juice, add Salt and a pinch of Sugar to it and mix well.
    Heat Oil in a pan, splutter Mustard seeds, Bengal Gram Dhal, Dry Red Chillies.
    Saute finely chopped Green Chillies and Curry Leaves.
    Add Cashew nuts and Groundnuts to the above and fry them in a very low flame, until they turn into golden brown in colour.
    Add Turmeric Powder and give a quick stir.
    Pour in the Lemon Juice mix and leave in low flame for few seconds.
    Add the cooked Rice and mix it until well combined in a very low flame.


    NOTES :

    Can prepare this dish with par-boiled rice too.
    Cook the rice variety you are using, Al dente.
    Adjust the amount of green chillies and dry chillies to your preference.
    Gingelly (sesame) Oil would suit best for the dish.
    Adding groundnuts and cashew nuts are purely optional.
    Adjust the amount of lemon juice to suit your level of tanginess.

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