This is a simple yet delicious one pot meal which is a good option for lunch box too.When I saw this rice in Sangeetha's space so much inspired and its a nice twist to add the carrot in the lemon rice.So without second thought add carrot to the lemon rice next day when I made it for hubby's lunch box and clicked.But the pictures were not clear due to poor light and whenever I made this one after that,I couldn't click.Some how today I managed to click some pictures,here goes the recipe for tangy and colorful rice..........
|Basmathi/Sona masoori rice||1cup|
|Dried red chilly||2nos.|
|Turmeric powder/manjal podi||11/2tsp|
Cook the rice in the pressure cooker or electric cooker along with a pinch of salt,separate the grains and add the sesame oil.Let it cool down completely.
Meanwhile heat a pan with the oil and splutter the mustard seeds,add the urad dhal,channna dhal,cashews,peanuts and asafoetida one by one.Add the green chilly,grated ginger red chilly,curry leaves and toast it for a minute.Now add the grated carrot and saute it for a minute,add the salt and turmeric powder,mix it well.Put off the stove and add the lemon juice.
Serve it with papad,chips and pickle.
- The amount of lemon juice depends the tanginess of the lemon.
- If you are packing it for lunch box add little more(1tsp approximately) lemon juice as the flavor and the tanginess get incorporated.
- Do not boil the lemon juice otherwise it will end up in bitter taste.