Friday, October 26, 2007

LEMON RICE....


I love to take part in regional events as it helps us to know so much more about our indian food culture and habits. India has such a diverse culture and variety and such events give us an opportunity to get to know it better.


This great event is hosted by vcuisine

LEMON RICE






I have never come in contact with anyone who cooks Tamilian food i.e I have never tasted traditional tamilian food . so this event gave me an opportunity to read about their cuisine and enjoy it....


This event is hosted by vcuisine.
I ENJOYED MAKING THE RICE .


Here is the recipe for LEMON RICE.


Raw rice 1 cup
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Red chillies-2
Oil
Cut ginger-1 tsp
Asafoetida-1tsp
Finely cut curry leaves-1 tbsp


Seasoning
½ tsp mustard seeds, 1tsp black gram dal
2 tbsp Bengal gram dal, {soak for sometime-this is my variation)
2 tsps -Broken cashew nuts.


Cook rice and allow it to cool in an open thalli or plate.
Heat oil and fry the seasonings add cut red chilies and fry for a minute
Add the Bengal gram dal and cook for sometime then add the ginger and asafoetida stir.
Add the cooled rice and turmeric and stir till properly incorporated.
Squeeze lemon juice on top and garnish with curry leaves and freshly chopped coriander leaves (again optional).
Your yummy lemon rice is ready to eat..
I KNOW THAT THIS IS A VERY COMMON RECIPE , BUT MY CONNECTION WITH TAMIL FOOD HAD BEEN THIS DISH WHICH I ATE AS A PRASAD AT A GANESH CHATURTI CELEBRATION IN MY BUILDING LAST YEAR , WHICH I TRIED TO UNSUCCESSFULLY REPLICATE, BUT WAS SUCCESSFUL THIS TIME BY GODS GRACE!!!!!
FOR ME FOOD EATEN ON FESTIVAL DAYS IS FESTIVE FOOD, SO THIS ENTRY FOR TAMIL FESTIVALS..

8 comments:

Asha said...

Great looking Lemon rice Mahek. If you want to see Tamil cuisine on a thali, check out my post!:))
Love your Garlic chutney too.

Vcuisine said...

Dear Mahek
Nice to receive your entry before the round up. Refusing??? No way. It is not the dish or time I see through this entry - but your interest... which is noteworthy. Thanks dear for your interest in supporting this event. Of course you will learn many authentic recipes through this event. Don't forget to see the round up. Till then have a good day. Viji

priyadarshan said...

You have selected pertect dish for the event.

I have never tasted traditional tamilian food -

How come ? You are stating so close to Matunga, You must make a visit to Matunga for the South Indian cuisine. There are more south Indians in Matunga than Parsis in the whole world. You will find so many Joints From Rama Nayak, Ramashraya, Mani,Sharada Bhuvan, Cafe Madras, Cafe Mysore, Concerns,to Idly House and so on.

One gets good meals at Modern Hindu Home, Appejay chambers, 4th floor, Opp. Strling Cinema also.

priyadarshan said...

Wish you and your family Happy Diwali

Linda said...

Hi Mahek, the lemon rice looks so pretty! I'm also gazing at your garlic chutney in the previous post... yum :)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That looks beautiful. I love the color.

Welcome to The Foodie Blogroll!

meeso said...

Oh, I love lemon rice...you have such a nice blog :)

Haley said...

We would like to feature this recipe on our blog. Please email haleyglasco@gmail.com if interested. Thanks :)

Haley

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