Lemon Rice Recipe

Lemon Rice Recipe - Zelish

Cuisine: South Indian
Meal Type: Lunch / Dinner
Type: Vegetarian
Base: Rice
Dish Type: Solid Food
Serves: 2
Preparation Time: 25 Mins

It is also known as Elumichai Sadam in Tamil or Chitranna in Karnataka.It is a rice that is packed with flavors from lemon, green chillies and curry leaves.

Ingredients of Lemon Rice

1 Cup Basmati Rice
0.5 Nos Lemon
1 Tbsp Cooking Oil
0.5 Tsp Mustard Seeds (Rai)
3 Nos Curry Leaves
1 Tsp Split White Urad Dal
1 Tsp Chana Dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
1 Nos Green Chilli
1 Pinch Asafoetida (Hing)
2 Nos Dry Kashmiri Red Chilli (Whole)
6 Nos Cashew
0.25 Tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
0.5 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
0.5 Tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Coriander (Dhania) Leaves
2 Cup Water

How to make Lemon Rice

Step 1: Wash and soak rice in water for 10-15 minutes;
Step 2: In a pressure cooker add water and rice and cook the rice;
Step 3: Now heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and let it splutter;
Step 4: Add curry leaves and when they crackle, add split white urad dal, bengal gram, green chillies, asafoetida and broken dried red chillies and saute for 30 seconds;
Step 5: Add cashewnuts and sauté till light golden brown;
Step 6: Add turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste and saute for 30 seconds;
Step 7: Add cooked rice, mix and cook for 1 minute;
Step 8: Add salt, lemon juice and mix well;
Step 9: Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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