Deciding on what goes into our daily lunch boxes is a very tedious task for me. Whatever suggestions I give, they will be immediately turned down by Mr.A. I dont know why, while I love one pot meals, he is exactly the opposite. One pot meals is a strict NO... YES comes only once in a blue moon.
Lemon rice is one- one pot meal which I hate. But I have been craving for this for a long time. My palate has been in want for that tangy flavor. When I asked whether this could be made for lunch, and when I got YES for an answer, I just jumped at it. Made this tangy zingy lemon rice for our lunch box
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tbsp
Ginger(grated) - 1 tsp
Green chilli - 1
Peanuts - half a handful
Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
Dried Red chillies - 1
Hing powder - a pinch
How I made it:
Add the urad dhal and grated ginger and hing powder.
Slit open the green chillies, chop the red chillies. Add this to the pan and fry the mixture for few mins
Add the peanuts and saute till brown.
Add salt and turmeric powder. Combine well and fry for 2 mins.
Remove this mixture from flame. Add the cooked rice to this and toss
Finally add the lemon juice and combine well. Do not break the rice... Just toss well
Serve with spicy side dishes / papads / simple mango pickle.