Lemon Rice Recipe - Nimmakaya Pulihora Recipe - Chitranna Recipe - South Indian Recipes

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South Indian Lemon Rice / Nimbu Chawal Recipe  Indian, South IndianMain, Rice Dishes
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 2-3 

  • 3 cups Cooked Rice
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 tsp Chana Dal
  • 1 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Asafoetida / Hing 
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts
  • 10 Cashews
  • 4 Green Chillies or as needed
  • 2 Dried Red Chillies
  • 1 Sprig Curry Leaves
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
  1. Spread the cooked rice on a wide plate and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal and peanuts. Fry till they start to brown a little.
  3. Then add the cashews and fry until they are golden browned.
  4. Add slit green chillies, red chillies and curry leaves and fry for a few seconds.
  5. Now add the hing and fry for a couple of seconds.
  6. Add turmeric and turn off the flame.
  7. Pour this mixture on the rice. 
  8. Add salt and lemon juice to the rice and combine everything.
  9. Serve!
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