Lemon Rice (Elumichai Sadham)

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1/2 cup rice
1 sprig curry leaves
1-2 green chillies chopped
juice of 1/2 lemon
turmeric 1/4 tsp
peanuts 1/2 tsp
cashews broken 1/2 tsp
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp channa dal
1 tsp urad dal
Hing -2 dashes
salt to taste
1 lemon
2 pinches methi powder (venthiya podi)

Cook rice with salt and turmeric. Make sure that the rice is grainy. Add oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, channa dal , urad dal, cashews and peanuts. Add green chillies, curry leaves, hing. Add rice and mix well. Add methi powder. Check salt. Allow it to cool for a few minutes and then squeeze out lemon juice. Mix well.

Remember to add lemon at the end. If you add lemon juice while the tawa/kadai is on heat, the lemon may make the dish bitter.


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