In Tamil Nadu, You cannot find a family trip or picnic without Lemon Rice. While packing this rice for trips and picnics we used to take the "Roasted coconut thick chuttney" ( made with coconut, tamarind and red chillies) along with this. Which is the perfect combination to enjoy the outdoor lunch with the family and friends.
A quick and tasty menu for lunch box. We love lemon rice with "potato podimas" or with "pappads".
Even vegetables like carrot or green peas can be added in this recipe if it consumed in the same day. Otherwise it is better to avoid those and go only with the fried daals.
Here is the simple recipe of Lemon Rice/Elumichai Sadam.
Cooked Rice- 1 cup
Ingredients to prepare the lemon mix:
Lemon (Medium size) - 3(Sqeeze and have the juice ready)
Red Chili (long) - 6
Turmeric - 3/4 of tea spoon
peanut - 4 tea spoons (optional)
bengal gram - 3 tea spoons
mustard seeds - 1 spoon
urad daal - 1 spoon
curry leaves - 1 string
salt - as per taste
Oil- To temper (3 tea spoons)
2.Keep the flame simmer and Let it fry for a minute or two, Keep turn over to make sure all the sides of daals are roasted properly.