Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lemon Rice

This is infact the simplest variety rice that can be prepared within 15 minutes - including rice cooking time.It can be served during festive days, packed for lunch box also


Ingredients
Preparation of  Rice
  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
Seasoning
  • Oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Mustard - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad dhall - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Channa dhall - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Fried gram / potukadalai - 1 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves - few (according to your preference)
  • Green chillies - 2 or more (slit it)
  • Dried red chillies - 2
  • Peanuts - little
  • Cashews - little
  • Hing - a pinch
  • Turmeric - a pinch
  • Lemon - 2 nos

Method

  • Cook rice with 2 cups of water and salt for 2 whistles.The cooked rice should not be mashy.Keep it aside.Separate the grains using a fork

  • In a separate kadai do seasoning with the items mentioned.Do not add lemon now
  • Squeeze out lemon in a separate cup and remove its seeds.Add it to the above saute / tadka
  • Take the cooked rice in a broad basin
  • Add the seasoned items to the cooked rice and mix well.Do not use your hand
  • Serve it with roasted potato, applam and vadams
Note
  • You can also fry appalams, crush it and mix with lemon rice