Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Narthangai Sadam

                                                            Narthangai comes from the Citron or Lemon family.It is slightly bigger and green in colour.Though it is similar to Lemon, it has its own unique flavour.Usually it is made into a pickle and the tender leaves are used to make Narthellai Podi which is quite popular in Tamil Cusine.
This Narthagai Sadam is similar to lemon rice in preparation, but has a different flavour.

You will Need

  • One and half cup of Cooked Rice
  • Juice from one Narthangai(citron)
  • Salt to taste

To Temper

  • One tbs of Oil
  • One tsp of Mustard Seeds
  • One tsp of Channa dal
  • Two Red Chillies
  • One Green Chilli
  • A pinch of Asafoetida
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • A pinch of Turmeric powder
How to

  • Cook rice in the usual way and spread it on a plate to cool.
  • Heat Oil in a pan Crackle mustard seeds.Add channa dal,red chillies and fry.
  • Add Green chilli,asafoetida,turmeric powder and switch off the stove.
  • Let it cool and add the rice to the temper in the same pan. Add the juice and salt.
  • Mix well and transfer to a serving dish.


AparnaRajeshkumar said...

never tried this will do one fine day

Priya said...

The only way I know to have Narthangai is the pickle.. I wish I could get some where I am so I can try this rice.. looks so yummy!