Lemon Rice
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Lemon Rice, an authentic South Indian dish that can be prepared in a jiffy specially on those busy week days.
Recipe type: Rice
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 3
  • 2 cups boiled rice (used basmati)
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • pinch of asafoetida
  • 2-3 tsp raw peanuts
  • 1 tsp cashewnuts
  • 2-3 whole red chilies
  • juice of 2 lemons or taste
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • ¾ tsp turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • chopped cilantro
  1. Boil the rice in a pot draining the water when done if you don't have the rice pre-cooked. I did have rice that I had boiled this morning for my son, so I did boil extra.
  2. In a kadhai, heat the olive oil. Roast the peanuts and cashews and take them out and set aside. In the same kadhai, add, asafoetida, mustard seeds and let it crackle then add urad and chana dal. Stir for a couple of minutes. At this time, you can add red dry chilies and curry leaves. Stir for an additional couple of minutes and add ginger, green chili.
  3. Now add salt, turmeric powder and lemon juice. Let it cook for a minute so that raw smell of turmeric vanishes. Add the boiled rice and mix well. After mixing the rice completely, put in the roasted peanuts and cashews and give it a quick mix. Covered it with the lid and let it sit on a low heat for 3-5 minutes. Garnish it with cilantro.
Recipe by Spice Zone at https://www.spicezone.com/lemon-rice/