Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lime n lemony rice for a lazy afternoon!

There comes a time when you simply don't feel like entering the kitchen. One quick-fix and delicious recipe for all the rice eaters, is lemon rice. If you cook Indian food then I am sure you must have cooked this or heard about this recipe from somewhere. I love lemon rice for its simplicity and of course the minimum time it takes to cook this up! If you have a blog about Indian food then lemon rice is an absolute must. The only effort required in this recipe is the rice, rest is easy....

Alternatively, if you have left over cooked (plain) rice, then this recipe is all the more comfortable to make. I had left-over cooked basmati rice from previous night and this is what I did with it. 

In a wok, I added a bit of oil and allowed it to heat. Tossed in some mustard seeds, cumin seeds, broken pieces of dried red chilli and split chickpeas without seedcoat (also called Bengal gram). As the mustard seeds started sputtering, I added some ground nuts, cashew nuts (optional) and fried them a bit. As the nuts started turning golden brown, added turmeric powder (1/2 tsp) and garam masala powder (1/2 tsp). Original recipe does not call for garam masala. I add the garam masala to get that extra flavor (it is completely optional). Cooked on a low flame for a second. Tossed the cooked rice to this mixture and mixed well till the rice turned yellow and blended with spices. Added salt, 1 and 1/2 tsp lemon juice and chopped curry leaves to make this dish sumptuous! Took flat ten minutes to get this on table (took more than half an hour to put up this blog though…phew) - Enjoy :)

1 comment:

  1. This rice looks so delicious. I can see I'll be a regular here.



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