Monday, January 25, 2010

Lemon Rice

Cooked Basmati Rice : 2 cups
Oil : 2 tbsp
Chana Dal : 2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds : 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds : 1tsp
Finely Chopped Green Chilies : 3
Lemon Juice : One lemon
Curry Leaves : A few
Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
Grated Carrots : 1/2 cup
Sweet Peas : 1/3 cup
Cashew Bits : A few
Raisins : A few



  1. Cook Basmati Rice according to package direction and set it aside. Add salt to water while cooking rice.
  2. In a heavy bottom pan add oil, crack mustard seeds ,  add chana dal and stir till it slightly browns, now add cumin seeds , green chilies, curry leaves, cashew pieces and raisins, and  sauté for few minutes on low heat followed by grated carrots, and green peas and turmeric and gently stir for few minutes till the carrots are cooked. 
  3. Now add lemon juice and a pinch of salt to it. Stir in cooked rice and gently mix all ingredients. Let it rest for an hour or half till all are blended in well.
  4. Serve with a cucumber salad and Pappadam.

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