Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Lemon Rice / Nimmakaya Pulihora

Hello everyone, today i'm going to show you the real taste of Andhra Pradesh. Lemon rice is one of the rice delicacies usually made in special occasions like festivals or family feast. It is easy to make and doesn't involve much hazzle.

So all you need to make it is :

  • Rice : cooked 200 gms
  • Lemon juice : of one whole lemon
  • Salt : depending on how much you would want to use
  • Turmeric : half table spoon
  • Green chillies : 2-5 long ones, slit into half along the length
  • Curry leaves : 8
  • Chana dal : teaspoon full
  • Urad dal : teaspoon full
  • Jeera : teaspoon full
  • Mustard seeds : teaspoon full
  • Asafoetida : half teaspoon
  • Groundnuts : fistful

You make it like this :

  • Cook rice and add lemon juice, salt and turmeric, mix well and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai or wok and add chana dal, urad dal, jeera, mustard seeds, asafoetida, groundnuts, curry leaves, green chillies and let the whole thing fry and add the mixture to rice and mix well.

Your lemon rice is ready................................

Happy cooking !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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  2. Love this dish, we call it Chitranna in K'taka. Beautiful header, love it! :))

  3. Very glad to see how you make this. My wife and I love lemon (and lime) rice and I'm always curious to see how everyone approaches this dish.

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have a recipe blog too, supercoolmomsrecipes.blogspot.com, that you might enjoy!

    It's so fun to see your recipes! I'll have to track down some of these spices at a specialty store, but I'm definitely going to try some of these fun recipes! I'll enjoy getting to know you better!