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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lemon Rice

This is one of the variety rices being served in South India esp in TamilNadu.This mild and less spicy Rice can be done easily in 18 mins cooking-time and served with potato masala,thick coconut chutney and Chicken Fry. Best suited for a packed-lunch or food esp.for school kids and for long journeys. Enjoy Easy Rice Varieties at home!.Enjoy Ur Meal!.

Lemon Rice ( a Variation) - Rice made with lemon juice and other spices
2 juicy lemon or 2 tbsp Lemon juice
1 3/4 cups basmati rice or 1 1/2 cups raw rice
2 tsp split gram dal
1/2 tsp Salt - to taste
a pinch of asafoetida
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3-4 whole red chillies
1/4 tsp grated ginger(optional)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
few curry leaves
few coriander leaves
few ghee-roasted cashewnuts
2 1/2 cups water (or 3 cups for raw rice)
2 tsp refined oil

1.Wash the basmati rice well and pressure-cook with 2 1/2 cups water up to 1 whistle. Leave this aside.
2.Heat the refined oil in a kadai.Fry mustard seeds,red chillies, red chillies, split gramdal and curry leaves for 2- 3 mins.
3.Add the lemon juice,turmeric powder,green chillies,asafoetida, grated ginger and salt. Allow this to boil for a min.When it begins to boil, turn off the flame within a min (otherwise the lemon rice will turn little bitter).
4.Add the cooked basmati rice to it and mix well till it gets evenly spread. Check for salt and garnish with roasted cashew nuts and coriander leaves.
5.Serve this Lemon rice with potato masala,thick coconut chutney and Chicken Fry.

 U can add 1 tbsp grated Carrot to make it tastier.

1 comment:

Crumpled Chillies said...

Hi there...
Lemon Rice is my favorite recipe. But I see your version is a bit different!
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