Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lemon Rice - Lemon n spice Kids Lunch box series

In her Planet box today - Lemon rice, Curd and Parippu vada. Today I went to gym around 5 in the morning. So I soaked the daal before I left home. After 2 hours I drained water from daal and kept it to dry. Meanwhile, I pressure cooked the rice and allowed it to cool on a wide plate. As the main jobs were done, it took very less time for me to temper the lemon rice(5 minutes) and fry the parippu vada(15 minutes).

Lemon n spice Kids Lunchbox series: Lemon rice , curd and parippu vada

How to make Lemon Rice for tiffin box / Kids Lunch box / Office lunch box under 15 minutes?
Cooking and preparation time : 15minutes, Serves : 3

Ingredients :

Sona masoori Rice : 1 Cup
Salt : 3/4 tsp
Peanuts / Cashews : 1/4 cup
Freshly squeezed lemon juice : 1 lemon
Sesame oil : 2 tbsp

For Tempering :

Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
Urad Daal : 1/2 tsp
Dried red chillies : 1
Ginger : 1/2 inch piece, finely chopped
Green chillies : 1, finely chopped
Curry leaves : 2 , finely chopped
Asafoetida powder (Kaayam podi): 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp

Lemon n spice Kids Lunchbox series: Lemon rice , curd and parippu vada

Directions for easy Lemon rice : 

1. Rinse the rice and pressure cook for a whistle with 2 cups of water and salt. When the pressure releases, open the lid and transfer the rice to a wide plate/vessel. Allow to cool.

2. In a small skillet or frying pan, add the oil and add peanuts. Fry them till they are crunchy and brown in color. Remove from oil and transfer it to the same plate of cooked rice.

3. Add mustards to the same skillet and allow it to splutter. Reduce the flame to low and add in the urad daal. When it becomes golden in color, add Dried Red chilly, ginger, green chilly and curry leaves. Saute for a minute or two. 

4. Switch off the flame and add the Asafoetida powder and turmeric powder. combine very well with the oil.

5. Now pour the Tempering mixture on top of the rice and peanuts. Squeeze the juice from one lemon on top of it and mix very well. Keep lemon rice covered for 5 minutes for the flavors to blend. Serve with pappad, pickle, and yogurt.

Lemon n spice Kids Lunchbox series: Lemon rice , curd and parippu vada

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Happy Cooking,