How to make lemon rice

Heavy snowfall in Srinagar , just white snow all around its so beautiful, can't explain in words for this you have to visit this heavenly place. One most beautiful thing about Srinagar is that all seasons are well defined and beauty is so magnificent each time. I really fell in love with this place. This place is blessed with very fertile land , lush green land of Kashmir is loaded with fruits, nuts amazingly beautiful fauna and flora. 
Ohh endlessly I can talk about this place. 
Coming back to the topic , army is a living example of unity in diversity , you get along with so many communities together and tend to learn about their customs, culture and cuisine. My food style actually changes according to the set of people I get along with and it's really exiting to know about different cultures . I am amazed to see so much similarity in cuisines even after so much versatility in culture . 
Although I am sitting in the valley of Kashmir , but today I am taking you to the journey of south India.can't help it because of heavy snowfall all roads are blocked and in this situation vegetables are generally out of stock and we look for other alternatives.  
Lemon Rice is a delicious South Indian dish that you can easily put together when in a hurry or in crisis.  You can also make it with leftover rice. Serve Lemon Rice with Raita (yogurt salad) and Poppadums (we called it papad also ) for a simple yet tasty meal. This rice preparation is well-known all over south india, although there are likely to be mild variations in the way it is performed in various regions.It is ideal to pack and take along when travelling.

lemon rice


2 cups rice, cooked or leftover rice
1 lemon
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp Urad dal
2 dried red or green chillies 
1 tsp Bengal gram 
2 tbsp peanuts
A generous pinch of turmeric powder
 A generous pinch of asafoetida
few sprigs of curry leaves
2-3 tsp of oil
salt to taste
* I like to add a few boiled peas also (optional )


If you have any left over rice,you can use it.If cooking fresh, then cook 1cup of rice with 2 cup rice till done .Spread this rice on a plate to cool.
 Heat oil in a skillet and temper it with dried red chilli,mustard seed,urad dal,hing and curry leaves.Once the mustard seeds splutter.Add the peanuts and fry it.
Switch off the stove and squeeze the lemon in the skillet . Add peas and mix well.
At this stage now add salt and turmeric powder and mix well. Now add the rice and mix well.
  We love it with Roasted Potatoes, curd raita and it goes well with simple papad also.
Always add lemon after you switch off gas .

Enjoy this simple yet tasty lemon rice but do not forget to leave your comments about this. Chiao!!!!