Friday, 25 July 2014

LIMBU BHAAT / LEMON RICE

At times when you need something light and quick, then this is it......Lemon Rice......
 
 


LIMBU BHAAT / LEMON RICE

INGREDIENTS

Long grained rice
1 cup
Lemons
2 nos
Salt
T.T.
Coriander leaves for garnish
2 – 3 sprigs
TADKA
 
Oil
2 tbsp
Rai / mustard seeds                       
¼ tsp
Heeng / asafoetida
¼ tsp
Haldi / turmeric pdr
¼ tsp
Curry leaves
5 – 6 nos
Green chillies sliced diagonally
2 nos
Chana dal / split Bengal gram
1 tbsp
Urad dal / split black gram
1 tbsp

 

METHOD:

1.       Boil the rice with more than double the amount of water.
 

2.       When it is almost cooked drain out the excess water and spread out the rice to cool so that it does not stick to each other. This is called the draining method. Rice can also be made by the absorption method.

3.       In a separate pan heat oil, add in the rai.
 

4.       When it starts to crackle add in the Heeng, haldi, curry leaves, gr chillies, and the chana dal and urad dal.

5.       Sauté on medium heat till the dals turn pink.

6.       Pour this tadka over the prepared rice.
 

7.       Mix it up with light hands. You can also add in 10 - 15 fried peanuts if you like. Put the rice back into the pan and cover and simmer till it turns warm.
 

8.       Squeeze lime juice over it, mix and serve warm. Do not heat again once you have squeezed the lime or it might turn bitter, so you can do that just before serving.






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