Mixed vegetable lemon rice
Star ingredients:mixed vegetables+lemon
1 1/4 cup rice
1 small bunch methi leaves
1 carrot grated
1 /2 green bell pepper chopped fine
2 green chillies
1 small piece of ginger
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon urad dal
1 teaspoon channa dal
10 cashew nuts broken
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1.Cook rice with 3 cups of water up to 3 whistles.Once pressure is released transfer to a wide plate and cool it.
2.Heat oil in a kadai,temper urad,mustard and channa dal.Add cashew nuts,peanuts
and saute till golden.Next add green chilli,asafoetida and ginger,Saute till raw smell goes off.
3.Add the washed and chopped methi leaves,carrots and bell pepper.Now add salt,turmeric powder and cook for 5 minutes.
4.Add the cooled rice and spread gently.Remove from flame,add the lemon juice and mix well.
5.Serve with papad/stir fry
1.It is best to use sesame oil for any kind of chitranam
2.Add 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil to the rice while cooking to prevent the sticking of grains.
3.After spreading the rice to cooked vegetables,let it rest for 10 minutes,so that the grains ont break due to heat.
This is off to Priya’s space for WTML