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Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice

Main Course Rice: Elumitcham Sādam

Ingredients required

1. rice                        3 cups
2. water                     6 cups
3. lemon                     4 pieces
4. oil                          2 tablespoons
5. Mustard                  1 teaspoon
6. red chillies               2 pieces
7. bengal gram (split)    1 teaspoon
8. black gram (split)      1 teaspoon
9. curry leaves           10 leaves
10. turmeric powder      1 teaspoon
4.  salt  to taste



Cook rice with water. Prepare for thālitthal or seasoning. For seasoning,  take two spoons of oil in a pan, heat it and put the mustard seeds in the oil. When the mustard seeds start popping and crackling add the red chillies. Then add the bengal gram (split) and black gram (split). Add a pinch of asafoetida (hing). Finally add the curry leaves. Add the cooked rice, salt and turmeric powder and mix well. Remove from fire and add the lemon juice. Mix well. You can also decorate the dish with roasted cashew nuts, chopped coriander and curry leaves.

Now elevating rice preparation, Elumitcham Sādam,  is ready to serve.