Lemon RiceLemon rice with curried potatoes are a great combination. It is also taken during travel and can be used for packed lunch.
Rice -1 cup
Lemon -1 (juicy one)
Cashewnuts- 5 -6
Salt to taste
For the seasoning
Mustard -1/2 tsp
Urad dal -1 tsp
Channa dal -1 tsp
Red Chillies -1
Green chillies -2
Finely chopped ginger-1 tsp
Turmeric Powder -1/4 tsp
Asafoetida -A pinch
Curry leaves -little
Finely chopped carrot -2 tbsp (optional)
Cook rice. Spread it in a plate, mix a tsp of sesame seed oil to it, so that the grains will not stick together.
Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when mustard splutters , add urad dal, channa dal, red chillies and asafoetida .When dal turns slightly brown ,add green chillies, ginger, turmeric powder, curry leaves and finely chopped carrot (optional ).
Saute till the carrots are slightly cooked.
Squeeze lemon juice in a cup, add salt to it. Mix and add to the rice.
Add the seasoning to the rice and mix well. Add more lemon juice if required.
Add roasted cashewnuts and serve with papads or chips or curried potatoes.