Relish the Vibrant Flavors of Lemon Rice

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Ingredients

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    1 cup of cooked rice (preferably day-old rice, as it is drier)
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    2 tablespoons of oil (such as vegetable or coconut oil)
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    1 teaspoon of mustard seeds
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    1 teaspoon of chana dal (split Bengal gram)
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    1 teaspoon of urad dal (split black gram)
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    8-10 curry leaves & 1 green chili, finely chopped
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    1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder
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    1 lemon juiced & Salt to taste

Time

40 Min

Ingredients

10

Calories

250

Preparation

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    Heat the oil in a pan or skillet over medium heat.
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    Add the mustard seeds to the hot oil and let them splutter.
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    Add the chana dal and urad dal to the pan. Mixing and cook until they turn golden brown.
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    Add the curry leaves and chopped green chili to the pan. Cook for a minute to release their flavors.
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    Sprinkle the turmeric powder over the mixture in the pan. Stir well to coat the ingredients.
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    Add the cooked rice to the pan. Mix it gently with the tempering mixture, ensuring the rice is evenly coated.
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    Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the rice. Adjust the quantity according to your taste preference. Stir well to distribute the lemon juice throughout the rice.
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    Add salt to taste and continue stirring to incorporate it evenly into the rice.
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    Remove the pan from heat. Garnish the lemon rice with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
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