Monday, July 16, 2007

Lemon rice

This is an quick and easy receipe which you can make with left over rice.

Preparations time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Serves: 4

2 cups basamati rice
2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds(jeera)
pinch asafoetida(hing)
2 tsp urad dal
6-7 green chilli
1 inch (25mm) ginger
6-7 piece curry leaves
5-6 tbsp lemon juice
Pinch of tumeric powder
salt to taste
2 tbsp Indian butter(Ghee)

For the Garnish:
Chopped corainder leaves

1. Wash and cook the rice with 4 cups of water. Cook it in pressure cooker (wait for 1-2 whistles and then switch off the gas). You can also cook it in a pan or do microwave cooking just the same way as you cook ordinary rice.Once the rice is cooked, keep it aside.
2. Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.
3. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds, when they start to crackle
4. Add pinch of asafoetida, urad dal, green chilli, curry leaves and ginger. Saute for few minutes.
5. Add pinch of tumeric powder and rice and mix it well.
6. Add salt to taste and lemon juice. Mix well very gently so that the rice grains does not break.
7. Garnish with chopped corainder leaves.
8. Serve hot with chips or papad


Padma said...

yeey! I am the first to comment on this...feel great! Lemon rice looks yummy and I like the way you garnished with papad pieces...

Cinnamon said...

Lemon rice... my fav.. looks yummy :)
The step by step instructions with pics for the Lapsi, was too good!

Sia said...

my all time fav and comfort food:) try adding little bit of grated raw mango. takes it to another level:)

Prema Sundar said...

Yeah My fav comfort food too. I use to grind green chillies and coriander leaves coarsely and add to the lemon rice..
Ur lapsi sounds good too. During my school days one of my north indian friend used to bring this sweet. I didn't know the name of the sweet but only knew it was made of cracked wheat .. thanks for the recipe.
Sia, adding raw mango to the lemon rice is an excellent idea.. will try this when i make Lemon rice next time.

Athika said...

Sia, thats a great idea of adding raw mango to the lemon rice,I will try it.

Prema, Lapsi is one of my favourite sweet. It is very easy to make. it is a traditional Rajasthani dish. Hope you like it.

Cinnamon, Padma, thanks for your comments.