Saturday, January 10, 2009

LEMONY LEMON - A TANGY TASTY MASALA BATH

Let’s have a nice talk about the goodies of lemon here.

Lemon is widely grown all over the world. Lemon is a must in the kitchen. It is a universally favorite fruit. Lemon is especially appreciated for its vitamin C value. Lemon is sour, warm, promoter of gastric fire, light, good for vision, pungent and astringent. It checks the excessive flow of bile and cleanses the mouth. It dislodges phlegm (cough) and expels wind from the digestive tract. It helps in digestion and removes constipation. It prevents vomiting, throat trouble, acidity and rheumatism. It destroys intestinal worms.

Lemon in Kitchen Hm… such a juicy, tangy and tasty fruit can be used in so many ways in our yummy preparations.. as a pickle, juice, rice, in garnishing etc etc. Here comes easy and tasty lemony rice, suits perfect for lunch box.



INGREDIENTS

Lemon 2
Cooked rice 1 cups
Salt to taste
Turmeric ½ tsp
Green chilli 3
Oil 2 tsp
Coriander leaves few
Curry leaves few
Dried red chilli 2

For Tampering

Mustsard ½ tsp
Urid dhal 1 tsp
Chenna dhal 1 tsp
Broken cashews/roasted pea nuts 2 tsp

For masala

Dried redchilli 4
Fenugreek seeds ¼ tsp, Roasted Pea nuts.
Roast both the red chilli and fenugreek to golden brown color and grind them to powder.

METHOD

Cook the rice and spread it in a large plate. Allow it to cool.
In pan heat oil tamper with tampering items; add red and green chilies, cashew/pea nuts. Sauté them for few seconds. Add turmeric, salt and mix it well. Switch off the stove, add lemon juice and Pour the mixture to rice then sprinkle the masala powder on that. Combine well with cooked rice. Garnish with coriander leaves as well as curry leaves. Use roasted peanuts to make the dish more tastier.

This is my another Entry to FIC-- YELLOW at http://tumyumtreats.blogspot.com/2009/01/announcing-food-in-colors-january-2009.html hosted by sunshinemom of tongue ticklers

Sudeshna's Harvest -the festival of rice Event.

29 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

after seeing this, i decided what to have for today's lunch. yummmmmmmy

sunshinemom said...

I love lemon rice and make it quite often! Thanks for all the info. I use it for purging when I get heavily acidic! It is a sure shot cure with ginger. Thanks for sending multiple entries!

Ann said...

Hema,definitely no one is going to deny lemon,the most valuable fruit in our kitchen..the bath looks tempting.

Happy cook said...

I love this rice.
Looks yummy.

sriram jaganathan said...

Hi

Its yummy rice. I like lemon rice. Yesterday i did lemon rice. But you receipe is different. I will try next time.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I love lemon rice so much,and ur rice colour has come out awesome! And adding fenugreek,chilli gives an excellent flavor and makes it spicy!

Curry Leaf said...

Now thats a tangy lemony rice.I too make it,but little differently.will try this version as well

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thank u Mhaima, harini, Ann, HC, sriram, rakhs and CL for all your motivating comments.

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thanks Mahima and sorry for the wrongly spelled name.

Shama Nagarajan said...

hema this lovely yummy and different too..........

Jaishree said...

I love lemon rice so much and make it quite often! Looks yummy.

sowmya said...

I make this very often.a perfect comfort food..

spicelover said...

Lemon rice is my favorite.Excellent presentation!!Do visit my blog at ur free time!!

sriharivatsan said...

Looking yummy and tempting...

spicelover said...

Thanks a lot hema for visiting my blog and dropping a lovely comment.Thanks for adding my blog in ur followup list:)really iam very happy:)

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thank u shama, jaishree, sowmya and srividhya.

thanks spice lover and its my pleasure to follow a nice blog dear.

jeyashrisuresh said...

hema nice recipe. adding fenugreek powder with chilli sounds nice. Will try ur version

LG said...

Lemon rice anytime anywhere I am all set to eat :) That bowl made me hungry :)

Preety said...

i love lemon & rice combination & these are easy & quick..will give this a try..

rekhas kitchen said...

wow nice post my alltime fav. looks so yummy and perfect for the event hema

Vidhya said...

love this rice... My all time favorite is lemon rice. I usually don't put any masala which you have mentioned. will try your version next time

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thanks jeyashiree, LG,Preety, rekha and vidhya...

Varsha Vipins said...

Lovely pic Akka..:)

AnuSriram said...

That looks lovely and lemony... Thinking of lemon rice makes me drool here.

SriLekha said...

looks yummy!

anudivya said...

I love the light yellow mellow color. Mine always looks like radium colored! I need to bring down the turmeric the next time.

Gita's Kitchen said...

I love lemon rice, my favorite combination with this is hot and spicy potato fry, I have never tried using fenugreek, will give your version a try :)

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thank u varsha, srilekha, anu and anu and G.K.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow tangy recipe. Iam drooling....