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Lemon Rice contributed by, Aditi P. from The Seven Hills School in Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Lemon Rice
From: India
By: Aditi P.



1 cup of Basmati rice
8-10 curry leaves
Juice of 2-3 lemons
3-4 tablespoons roasted peanuts and
salt to taste
1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 1/2 teaspoon split gram lentil
1 tablespoon of bengal gram lentil
2 dry red chillies
pinch of asafoetida powder
1/2 tsp grated ginger
2 green chillies, de-seeded and silt
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon of Coriander leaves


Cook rice with 2 cups of water and let it cool.

Heat oil in a vessel, add the mustard seeds and as they begin to sizzle, add the lentils and allow them to turn slightly red. Add curry leaves, green chillies, grated ginger, red chillies and stir fry for few more seconds. Add asafoetida, turmeric powder and roasted peanuts. Turn of the heat.

Pour this mixture into the rice.

Add the lemon juice and salt and combine well.

Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with any curry, yogurt or pickle.

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