Friday, September 13, 2013

Nimmakaya Pulihora | Lemon Rice

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Lemon Rice is a most comforting & easy dish. I love to have this rice at any time of the day. Making this dish is easy & tastes very delicious too. I love this dish very much when my mom makes it. She is a good cook & I love observing her while she cooks. The simplest changes she makes to the dish do bring a lot of difference in the flavors. My mom makes this lemon rice for dinner on weekdays. She generally uses a little more of seasoning than I used here. It tastes heaven. So sharing my comfort food recipe with you all here.
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Prep Time:10mins 
Cook Time:1hr {Includes cooking rice & cooling it off}
Serves:2-3people
Ingredients 
2Cups uncooked rice /4Cups cooked rice 
4Cups water
Few curry leaves 
2Tbs oil
Juice of 2 lemons
Salt 
For Seasoning
2Tbs mustard seeds
2Tbs chana dal 
2Tbs urad dal 
1/4Cup peanuts
6Red chili's cut into half
3Green chili's slit into half
1Tbs grated ginger
2Tsp turmeric
2Tsp hing
1/4 Cup oil 
Cilantro for garnish
Directions 
- To cook rice add in rice, oil, curry leaves & water to the cooking bowl. Cook rice accordingly & cool it before making lemon rice.
- Heat pan with oil. To that add channa dal, urad dal & peanuts. 
- Allow them to fry till channa dal changes a little color. 
- Add mustard seeds, ginger, green & red chili’s to pan. Once the mustard starts jumping add hing & turmeric to pan & switch off heat. 
- Take a wide pan or plate. Add cooked rice & seasoning to it. 
- Next add lemon juice & salt little by little according to your taste. 
- Sprinkle coriander & mix it well. Taste the rice & adjust taste if needed. 
- Allow rice to sit for 30mins before you serve.  
- Serve it with your favorite chutney & enjoy.
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Note
- Cook rice according to your convenience. Electric cooker is my to go everyday & cooked rice according to it's instructions
- Using basmati rice will give a nice texture to the dish. I don't feel using basmati for south indian dish. Don't feel authentic.
- Allow the seasoning to cool before you touch it or there is a chance you might burn your hand. 
- Every lemon is different  & some have too much of juice. So add little by little as said above to avoid too much tanginess to the recipe.
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19 comments:

  1. very beautiful clicks Sree, even i feel, my mom's recipes are always better than mine, even a basic stir fry

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  2. This kind of one pot meal are always our family favourite, serve me with potato fry i can have this lemon rice even everyday.

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  3. Lemon rice looks so delicious ! I am craving for some ...

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  4. Wonderufl pictures of a simple yet tasty rice. A quick and tasty treat.

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  5. The rice looks smashing..wish I could dig in ..and what awesome clicks.super.

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  6. looks amazing - colorful and fresh looking - wish I had some now

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  7. Simple and perfect for the lunch box / travel...

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  8. Nimmakaya pulihora is one of our household favorite and we make it exactly like you do..

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  9. Pictures have come out well..very nice..

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  10. Our family favorite as well! We call it evergreen rice..never can get bored of it!

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  11. This is our family fav and you have made it so well. The presentation is so lovely...

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  12. Who can say no to these simple, flavorful dishes?

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  13. so flavorful and so delicious!!! well presented!!

    Sowmya

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  14. I love lemon rice, wonder why I dont make it more often! Will def try making this sometime...

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  15. My daughter loves lemon rice...lovely click!!

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  16. Love your clicks! Looks so delightful :)

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  17. My favourite of course mom makes it the best. Amazing clicks.

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  18. Looking good blog. Update some ancient food items. By Cookscape

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