Lemon flavored rice tempered with curry leaves and mustard leaves.
Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Serves: 2 Ingredients:
2 cups boiled rice
4tbsp lemon juice
3tbsp refined oil
1tsp mustard seeds
A pinch asafetida
1tbsp split black gram (dhuli urad)
1tbsp split Bengal gram (chana dal)
12-15 curry leaves
4-5 whole red chilies
1tsp turmeric powder
½ cup roasted peanuts
8-10 cashew nuts (optional)
Salt to taste Method:
Heat the oil in a kadhai. Add mustard seeds, asafetida, urad dal, chana dal and sauté till golden. Add curry leaves, broken red chilies, turmeric powder and peanuts, cashew nuts and sauté for another 30 seconds. Add the rice and salt and mix well. Add lemon juice and mix well till the rice gets heated through. Serve hot.
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