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Sunday, November 7, 2010


Basmathi rice - 2 cups
Salt - to taste
Tumeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp or to taste
Gingelly oil - 2 tbsp
Peanuts - 2 tbsp
Channa dal - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Green chilli (slit) - 2-3
Red chilli (broken) - 2
Curry leaf - a sprig
Coriander leaf (chopped) - 1 tbsp (optional)

Cook the rice in rice cooker and keep aside.
Soak channa dal in water for 15-20 mins.
Heat oil in wide pan and roast the peanuts. Drain and keep aside.
In remaining oil, add drained channa dal,green chilli,red chilli,curry leaf and mustard seeds.
Once seeds splutter, turn off heat and add tumeric powder,asafoetida and salt and mix well.
Add cooked rice & peanuts. Mix well gently so that rice grains donot break.
Add in lemon juice and coriander leaf(optional) and mix well. Do a taste test and adjust salt and lemon juice as per your taste.
Serve hot with potato stiry-fry.

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