Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Simple and Tangy Lemon Rice


Last saturday I went for shopping to get some veggies, there I picked up 6 lemon for a dollar. As we all know lemon is a rich source of vitamin c. I picked up lemon to make some lemon rice which my husband loves to have with fried potatoes.

Ingredients:

  1. Lemon – 2
  2. Basmathi rice – 1 cup
  3. Channa dal – 1 tbsp
  4. Turmeric powder – 2-3 tsp
  5. Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  6. Ginger – 1 tsp(finely chopped)
  7. Cashewnuts – 6nos.
  8. Ground nuts - ¼ cup
  9. Urad dal – 2 tsp
  10. Curry leaves – 6nos.
  11. Green chillies – 3(cut open vertically)
  12. Salt – to taste
  13. Oil – 2 tbsp

Direction:

  1. Boil basmati rice and keep them aside in a big bowl/vessel.
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan add mustard seeds and wait till they crackle then add ural dal, channa dal, cashewnuts, curry leaves, ginger, green chillies and ground nuts one by one.
  3. Saute them until they get the golden brown color.
  4. Now add turmeric powder and little amount of salt as there would salt which you have already added to rice while boiling them.
  5. Tranfer the sauteed mixture from non-stick pan to the vessel containing boiled rice.
  6. Squeeze 2 lemons in to the rice and now mix them uniformly until the rice gets the yellow color of the turmeric from the mixture and also the tangy flavor from squeezed lemon.
  7. Serve them hot with fried potatoes!!!

Tips:

1. Always squeeze the lemon to the rice directly and not to the sauteed mixture as the essence of the lemon is lost while they are being cooked.




20 comments:

AMMU MOHAN said...

very good lunch box menu..looks deli..

Suja Sugathan said...

Tangy and delicious rice,my favorite,perfect lunch box recipe.

Nava.K said...

Hi, Just as I was wondering how to prepare lemon rice, found your blog via Sonali's. Yummy for sure and lemons are so much cheaper at your place then mine, here I pay about 90sens for one.

If you are free, do visit my blog for Malaysian recipes at www.nava-k.com. thank you.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wow perfect lemon rice looks so tangy and yummy !!

Nava.K said...

have been following you already and thanks for the comments.

Pegasuslegend said...

Totally unique recipe for me love it thanks for sharing ~

divya said...

Yumm,such a tempting and drool-worthy lemon rice...

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Lemon rice with potato fry is our fav combo tooo.. Rice looks lovely..

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Satya Chaitanya said...

Lovely and yummy rice ..... my favoriate rice ....
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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Vey yummy and tasty rice...perfect colour too..

Viki's Kitchen said...

My favorite too. Lemon rice looks perfect dear.

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

Nice lemon rice.. amazing click too..

Priya said...

My favourite rice anytime..just love it with spicy potatoes..

Only Fish Recipes said...

lemon rice looks really tempting...its one of our family favorites !

S.Menaga said...

my fav rice,looks delicious...

SouthindianHome said...

Looks perfect. my all time favourite

Priti said...

Yum ...looks so gud ...I cant eat it right away

Vimitha Anand said...

Great tangy one pot meal

JishasKItchen said...

this is one of my fav dishes....yum yum

Smita said...

rice look yummm... one of my fav dishes !!

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