Sunday, May 11, 2014

Lemon Rice/Lime Rice/Elumichai Sadam

                                                     Lemon Rice is the simplest of variety rice.It is a non spicy tangy rice apt for this summer.It is done during some festivals like Aadi 18 and Kanu pandigai during Pongal.It is the best way to finish left over rice,ideal for bachelor cooking and of course it is a one pot meal.
                                       It can be served with onion,carrot or boondi raita and of course with any fried vadams and if not at least some store bought chips.My mother used to make Onion and potato curry to go with this since it does not have any vegetable in it.It is a perfect rice for take away(lunch box menu)...

You will Need

  • One cup Cooked rice
  • One Lemon
  • One tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • One tbs Oil
  • Two Green chillies
  • Two Red chillies
  • One tsp Channa dal
  • Few Cashewnuts
  • Few Peanuts
  • Salt to taste
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • A Pinch of Asafoetida

How to

  • Cook rice spread it on a plate and allow it to cool.If you are using left over rice heat it in the microwave and spread it on a plate to cool so that they are separate grains and do not stick together.
  • Heat oil in a pan crackle mustard seeds.add channa dal(kadalai paruppu) and red chillies.

  •  Add peanuts,cashewnuts,slit green chillies,curry leaves  asafoetida,and turmeric powder.Once the cashenuts start becoming little brown switch off the stove

  •  Squeeze the lemon juice or you can even squueze the lemon juice over the rice and mix. 

  •  Add the rice and salt and mix well.give it ten minutes standing time for the rice to absorb the lemon juice.

  •  Mix well and transfer to a serving bowl or a tiffin box.

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