Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Lime Rice

Rice being one of the most versatile grain can be prepared in so many ways that I think we can have a blog just dedicated to rice dishes. Lemon here adds to the tangy taste to this super easy rice dish. It was be enjoyed with narengya achar ( Lemon achar - made kerala style)
Basmathi Rice - 2 cups cooked and cooled
Raw Peanuts - 1/4 cup
Ginger - 1 tbsp finely chopped
Mustard Seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 5 to 6
Asafoetida - a pinch
Lemon Juice - 2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves - a few chopped

In a deep saute pan heat the oil. Once the oil is hot splutter the mustard seeds, channa dal, urad dal, curry leaves, asafoetida, ginger and finally the peanuts. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes on very low heat until the peanuts are fried well and begin to crack without burning. Add the salt and then slowly stir in the rice. Turn off the heat and add the lemon juice. Mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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