You may ask, what did you cook so soon with nothing much in your kitchen? Of course, the all time saver, Lemon Rice. This is the most easiest recipe I have ever come across, of course next to curd rice. I have tasted lemon rice in many of my friends and relatives place, but only few recipes lure me to eat them more.I am sharing my favourite lemon rice recipe which makes me eat more lemon rice even when I am on a diet.
Preparation time is 30 mts. This time is just to cook the rice, all the other preparation takes less than 5mts. For a beginner, I would suggest you to do this dish more carefully, as even a minute mistake will spoil the taste of this dish.
Ingredients: (For 2 people)
1 Lemon for taking lemon juice or you can also use the Lemon squash that you get in shop. But fresh lemon juice adds a lot of flavour and aroma to this recipe.
1 cup Rice (You can go for either basmati rice or your normal rice). If you do this recipe more often I would suggest you to go with the normal rice as more intake of basmati rice is not that good for health.
2 cup of water if normal rice OR 1 1/2 cup of water for basmati rice
1 tsp of Urad dal
1 tsp of channa dal
2 Green chillies
A few pieces of cut ginger
Finely cut cilantro for garnishing
1tsp of turmeric powder
2tsp of oil
1tsp of mustard seeds
A pinch of Hing powder
Salt to taste
1/4 cup of fried ground nuts
1 tsp of cashew
In Rice cooker, cook the rice with the required amount of water.
In a pan, add some oil, mustard seeds. When the seeds pops, add hing, urad dal, channa dal and saute them.
Add Green chillies, turmeric powder and ginger and saute them for few seconds.
After the rice is cooked, cool it for few minutes. Add the mixture from the pan and mix well.
Add the lemon juice, salt, ground and cashew nuts and mix well.
Garnish it with cilantro and serve with papad or any of your favourite side dish.
There are many other ways of preparing this lemon rice, but this is my favourite way.