Thursday, June 26, 2008

Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice ~ Elumicham Pazham Sadam
This is South Indian Dish. It has a nice Yellow Color, from the Turmeric Powder.It can also be made when you have left over rice and can be served with just Potato Chips or with any Indian Side Dish. Kids will love this Simple yet tasty Lemon Rice.

Ingredients for making Lemon Rice:

  • 1 cup cooked rice (basmati rice or long grain rice)
  • 2 Table Spoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sesame Oil or Any Cooking Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Peanuts
  • 1 Red Chili
  • 1 Green Chili
  • 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Gram Dal
  • 1 Teaspoon Bengal Gram Dal
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • Curry Leaves (optional)
  • Cilantro Leaves (optional)
  • half Carrot peeled and grated (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Method for making Lemon Rice:

Step 1: Cook the rice and make sure that the cooked grains stay separate. Keep it aside , to cool.

Step 2: Heat a Skillet, add cooking oil then add the mustard seeds, let it splutter, then add the Bengal gram Dal, black gram Dal,Curry leaves, Red chili,Green chili, Peanuts and fry for a minute.

Step 3: Add the Turmeric Powder and mix nicely .

Step 4: Switch off the Heat and add the cooled Cooked Rice and then salt and mix everything nicely such that the rice is evenly yellow in color.

Step 5: Add the Lemon Juice to the Yellow Rice. Mix nicely. Let it stay for approx. 15 minutes. Remove to a serving Dish, Garnish with Grated Carrots and Cilantro Leaves. Is Ready to serve.....

Can be served with Potato chips or any side dish

I served my lemon Rice with Matar Paneer for Lunch.

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