Lemon Rice- South Special
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Well what to say about this dish that we already don't know. A south indian traditional dish that is popular all over. It is considered to be a whole meal by itself. I first had this dish when i was doing my engineering in vellore and fell in love with it right away. Bare minimum spices yet tastes so great. Here's my version. . Do try it and let me know your inputs. Goes along great with raita or a glass of chilled butter milk. .
- In a vessel take the cooked rice and add the lemon juice and salt in it and mix well.
- Heat oil in a non stick pan or wok.
- Add the peanuts and cashewnuts and roast them for 2 minutes.
- Keep aside the peanuts and cashews and add the chana dal in the pan and roast them for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add the cumin seeds,mustard seeds and fennel seeds and let it crackle.
- Add 1/2 tsp of hing, dry red chilli and fry for 1 minute.
- Add the curry leaves and haldi powder, chilli powder and mix well.
- Add the ginger garlic paste and mix well till the rawness of the ginger garlic goes away.
- Add the green peas and mix well.
- Add the rice which was initially mixed with lemon and salt and mix well so that the masala is mixed completely and gives a nice bright lemon yellow color to the rice.
- Finally add the roasted peanuts and cashews to the rice and give it a nice mix.
- Serve with raita or a glass of chilled butter milk.
This recipe was contributed by Sandipan on 25 Jul 2013Simple and enthusiastic guy with a passion for food and cooking. Though I don't cook regularly due t...
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