South Indian zesty Lemon Rice
Servings Prep Time
4 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30minutes 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30minutes 10minutes
Ingredients
to cook rice
for the tempering
For garnish
Instructions
To cook the rice
  1. Wash and soak the rice for 10 minutes
  2. Cook the rice in instapot or pressure cooker to a fluffy yet grains sperate consistency. You can cook the same in a saucepan as well, then you will need a bit more water.
  3. Set the rice aside to cool for a while.
  4. Fluff with a fork when cook.
To prepare the tempering
  1. Heat a wok and add the oil.
  2. As the oil warms up add the mustard seeds and urad Dal
  3. when the mustard spleuuers, add the green chillies, curry leaves, ginger, asafoetida, and peanuts and saute well. If using fresh turmeric add it at this stage
  4. Saute well till the peanuts are crispy.
  5. Add the turmeric powder and remove from heat
to complete the recipe
  1. Add the cooked, cooled, fluffed rice and mix well
  2. Add the lemon juice, salt if needed and the chopped coriander and mix till the grains of rice are well coated with the tempering and the lemon.
  3. Serve with a side of crispy papadams, or any side stirfry of rice.