Ginger Lime Rice | Lemon Rice

Lime/Lemon Rice is one of comfort rice dish from South India.Lime rice is one amazing way of transforming simple white rice to a tangy, spicy and nutty rice. It's a quick and easy recipe when you have cooked rice/leftover rice in hand and your job is just adding a tadka to the rice with some nuts and spices. Ginger is very healthy and adding a bit of it makes the lime rice more flavourful and tasty. 
Lime/Lemon Rice is served along with papads, raita(Boondi Raita) or with chutney or  just like that at any time of the day.

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Level: Easy 
Total time: 10 mins.
Serves: 2-4


Cooked Rice: 4 cups
Lime/Lemon Juice: 4 tablespoons (to taste)
Oil : 3 tablespoon
Peanuts(ground nuts): 2 tablespoon
Cashews: 8 (halved)
Mustard Seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
Urad Dal(split,skinned black gram): 1 tablespoon
Chana Dal(bengal gram split and skinned) : 1/2 tablespoon
Cumin seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
Green chillies: 1 (chopped finely)
Red Chilly: 2 (cut in half)
Grated Ginger: 2 tablespoons
Curry Leaves: 1 stalk
Asafoetida (Hing): A pinch
Turmeric powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Salt: 1 teaspoon(to taste)


Add lime/lemon juice to the cooked cooled rice/leftover rice and keep a side.
In a small frying pan add oil and once hot roast peanuts till they turn brown and crispy. Remove the peanuts and keep it aside.
In the same pan roast cashewnuts till golden brown and keep it aside.
Now add mustard seeds and let it crackle, now add urad dal, chana dal. Once the dals change the colour add cumin seeds, red chilies, green chilies and ginger.
Stir for 15 secs and add curry leaves, asafoetida,turmeric powder,salt and fry for 3-4 secs and switch off the flame.
Add fried peanuts, cashews to the mixture.
Now add the rice to the mixture and mix well and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes if you have time for best taste.

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