Lemon - Elumicham Pazham - 1 big size
Raw rice - Pacharisi - 1 cup
Turmeric - Manjal - 1 tea spoon
Asafoetida - Perungayam - a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Cashew nuts - Munthiri paruppu - small quantity
Mustard - kadugu - small quantity
Green chillies - Pachai millagai - 4 nos. (Medium size)
Bengal gram - kadalai paruppu - 2 spoons
Black gram - Ullutham paruppu - 1 spoon
Ground nuts - Verkadalai - small quantity
Corriander leaves - Kothamalli - small quantity
Curry leaves - Karuvepilai -small quantity
- Keep raw rice in cooker, mean while squeeze lemon in a small bowl and mix turmeric, asafoetida and required salt to it. Keep it aside.
- Heat oil in a pan and fry the following:
Mustard, bengal gram, black gram, green chillies, ground nuts, cashew nuts, curry leaves and then once all these are fried pour the lemon juice into this and let it boil for some 2 minutes.
- Then add these contents to the boiled rice. Decorate with corriander leaves.
Lemon rice is delicious and tasty to be served. Serve with potato chips/mint thuvayal. It can be served for 2 people. Requires some 20 minutes to cook.
Note: After adding lemon it should be boiled only for 2 minutes and not more than that. Red chilles can be added if required. Remove the seeds from lemon and add only juice.
A good meal makes a man feel more charitable toward the world than any sermon.