Lemon rice is an easy recipe.They call it as chitrana which is rice based dish prepared in South India.Lemon rice is one among them. It just take few minutes to prepare if we have precooked rice. We can take this for travel too.It is s citrousy flavour.
Cooked rice…..1 cup
Urad dhal….1/2 tsp
Peanuts….12 to 14 nos
Red chillies…..2 Nos
Green chillies…4 nos
Bengal gram…2 tbs
Ginger grated…..1 tbs
Turmeric powder…1/2 tsp
Lemon juice….juice of 1 to 2 limes
Cooked rice should not be sticky.
1.In a kadai put oil.
2.Add mustard seeds when it splutters addurad dhal when it turns brown add Bengal gram then add red chillies.
Now add curry leaves and chopped green chillies and cashews.
Fry till it gets toasted.
Add cooked rice with salt to it
Finally add lemon juice to it.
Serve with papads or any vegetable fry.
Another method is to add lime juice to the ingredients after frying and finally add cooked rice to it.
KUSKA briyani is a briyani without any vegetables or meat.My daughter Sri was the one who told me about this so wanted to try and it came out very well. Famous in South India but will get only in few restaurants. For this briyani can use basmati or briyani rice . I use sonam masoori rice for daily cooking and I have used for this recipe too. Since this recipe do not have any vegetables either can have any veg. Or nonveg curry as side dish .Though ingredients are many it is easy to prepare.
Cardomom 3 pods
Star anise….1or 2
Jeera or saunf……1/2 tsp
Onion……..1 finely chopped
Briyani masala….1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste…1 tsp
Chilli powder….1 tsp
Coriander and mint leaves finely chopped
Green chilli slit…1 or can add 1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder.
Coconut milk…..1 tumbler
Curd …..1/4 cup or lemon juice of 1/2 lime.
Salt as needed
In a cooker add 2 tbs ghee and 1 tbs oil.
Add the spices fry a little
Ginger garlic paste,turmeric powder, chilli powder ,green chilli and tomato.
Fry a little it will be mushy.
Now add the rice and mix well .
Add chopped mint and coriander
Can add 1/4 cup of curd now if u r adding
Now for water you can add 2 cups of water or 1cup water and 1 cup of coconut milk.
Cook for 2 whistles.
If you are going to cook in a kadai cook it for 20 mts.
If you are not going to add curd then add 1/2 tsp lime juice.
Puliyodare,Pulihora or Tamarind rice is a common rice recipe in South Indian States.This is a main course dish. This is usually a neivedyam for Pooja’s both in homes and also in temples.Also this is travel friendly recipe . Best for lunch box too.
Ingredients for mix
Urad dhal……….2 TBS
Coriander seeds..1 TSP
Red chillies …4 or 5
In a kadai first put Channa dhal then urad dhal and dry roast it for sometime.then add coriander seeds ,pepper corns,methi seeds and red chillies. Fry a little then add asafoetida.After roasting put it in mixer grinder and make it into a fine powder.Keep it aside. Can refrigerate it and use while preparing the mix.
Ingredients for the mix
Mustard seeds…1/4 TSP
Urad dhal……1/2 TSP
Channa dhal…1/2 TSP
Jaggery a small piece.
Gingelly oil ..4 tbs
Turmeric powder…1/4 TSP
Salt as required
In a kadai add gingelly oil.
When it gets heated add mustard seeds then urad dhal and Channa dhal.
When it gets roasted add red chillies and curry leaves.
Ivy guord is rich in Iron,Vit.C and calcium.It helps in regulating blood sugar.It is rich inVit.B1,VitB2 and dietary fibre.
Baby corn is good source of different nutrients.It also contains fibres protein as well as vital anti oxidants too.It is said just half cup of serving meet 4%of daily body requirements of VitA and iron,2% of daily requirements of VitA. C.
Baby corn…1/2 or 1 cup
Onion……2 or 3
Oil………2 to 3 tbs
Chilli powder…..2 tsp
Turmeric Powder…1/4 tsp
Ginger garlic paste…1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds…..1/4 tsp
Urad dhal……..1/3 tsp
Heat a pan with oil.Add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal.
When it turns brown add ginger garlic paste fry a little
Now add onions when it is half done add tomatos add turmeric powder and chilli powder.
Mix well .Then add ivy guord and baby corn and required salt.