ലഞ്ച് ബോക്സ് സീരീസ് – വെജിറ്റബിൾ ലെമൺ റൈസ് | Lunch Box Series – Vegetable Lemon Rice

A simple and healthy recipe for adult and kids’ lunchbox.

Link to recipe – https://www.yummyoyummy.com/2016/08/lemon-rice-with-vegetables.html

Ingredients (Serves 3)
1. Rice (sona masoori, ponni raw rice, basmati or jeerakashala rice) – 1 cup
2. Oil /ghee – 1.5 tbsp
3. Mustard seeds – 3/4 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 pinch (optional)
Dried red chilies – 1 – 2, broken
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Urad dal – 2 tsp
Chana dal – 2 tsp
Cashews /peanuts – 3 tbsp
Hing / asafoetida – 1 pinch
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
5. Onion – 1/4 cup, chopped
Ginger – 1/2 tsp, finely chopped
Green chilly – 1 – 2, finely chopped
6. Carrot – 1 small, chopped
Cabbage – 3/4 cup, thinly sliced
Green beans – 1/4 cup, cut into thin rounds
Fresh / frozen green peas – 2 – 3 tbsp (optional)
Capsicum – 3 tbsp (optional)
7. Fresh lemon juice – 2 tbsp or as required to taste
8. Salt – To taste
Method
1. Cook rice adding enough salt. Set aside to cool.
2. Heat oil (nallenna or vegetable oil) in a pan over medium heat. Splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, if using and fry dry red chilies, curry leaves, urad dal, chana dal and cashews. When they turn light golden, add hing. Stir for a few seconds. Add onion, ginger and green chilies.
3. When the onion turns transparent, add turmeric powder. Cook for a minute. Add carrot, cabbage, green beans, fresh green peas and capsicum. Add salt, to taste. Cook for 3 – 4 minutes until the vegetables are done (don’t overcook, you can sprinkle a tsp of water and cook covered). Add cooked rice and mix well. Check for salt. Switch off the flame. Add 2 tbsp lemon juice and mix well. Serve with raita/coconut chutney / pickles/ potato fry/ pappad / yoghurt / fryums etc.
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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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