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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lemon rice with a “twist”


Now you might be thinking, what is this “twist”? Its nothing but I have added egg in lemon rice. Lemon rice is a very common dish in south Indian cuisine. We eat lemon rice a lot and when my small one started eating rice she loved this rice. So sometimes I add egg while making this rice for her. If I make them separately like lemon rice and scrambled egg, she picks up only scrambled egg. So I combined both and she started liking this. 


We once tasted her rice and it was so yummmmmmy!!! From then on whenever we pack rice for journey we make it like this and its delicious. I think many of you might have tried this also.

Lemon rice can be made with left over rice. This can be made easily for lunch or dinner when you feel lazy to spend much time in kitchen. This rice can be eaten with pickle and pappads, no need of any curry. 



Ingredients:
  1. Cooked rice- 2cups
  2. Eggs- 2nos
  3. Pepper powder- 1tsp
  4. Lemon- 1no
  5. Oil- 2tbsp
  6. Mustard seeds- ½ tsp
  7. Chana dal- 1tbsp
  8. Urad dal- 1tbsp
  9. Green chillies- 3nos
  10. Dry red chillies- 2nos
  11. Asafoetida- a pinch
  12. Curry leaves- few
  13. Salt- as per taste
  14. Peanuts (roasted) - few (optional)
  15. Turmeric powder- 1tsp



Method:
  1. Whisk the eggs in a bowl. In a kadai, pour little oil and add the whisked eggs, salt and pepper and stir well till it blends. Take it in a bowl.
  2. In the same kadai, heat oil, splutter mustard seeds. Add the urad dal and chana dal and allow them to turn slightly red.
  3. Add green chillies, red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida and stir for few more seconds.
  4. Switch off the flame and add salt, turmeric powder and lemon juice and mix well.
  5. Combine the cooked rice and scrambled eggs and mix well till the rice gets an even coating of the other ingredients.
  6. Serve hot with pickle and pappad.



1 comment:

  1. This sounds so yummy and looks tempting!

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