How to make Dal Lemon Rice - SK khazana -

Lemon rice is a very popular South Indian dish and the variety of dals add their own special flavor and texture

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Basmati rice (बासमती चावल), Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) (उड़द दाल धुली)

Cuisine : South Indian, Indian

Course : Rice

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Dal Lemon Rice - SK khazana

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Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Dal Lemon Rice - SK khazana Recipe

  • Basmati rice boiled 3 cups

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1 teaspoon

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 1 teaspoon

  • Split red lentils (masoor dal) 1 teaspoon

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) a pinch

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies cut into ½ inch pieces 3

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 2

  • Peanuts fried , 2 tablespoons + for garnish

  • Scraped coconut fresh 2 tablespoons

Method

Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, split black gram, split Bengal gram, split red lentils, split pigeon peas and asafoetida. Mix well and sauté till the grams change colour.

Step 2

Add dried red chillies and curry leaves and sauté for 30 seconds.

Step 3

Add Turmeric Powder and mix well. Add rice and mix till well combined.

Step 4

Add salt, coriander leaves, fried peanuts and lemon juice and mix well, cook for 1 minute.

Step 5

Transfer the rice into a serving plate, garnish with coconut, fried peanuts and coriander sprig. Serve hot.

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