LEMON RICE

South Indian Lemon Rice with peanuts, curry leaves and fresh lemon juice. This flavorful rice is tangy, vibrant and crunchy. Makes a great quick meal and is also vegan.

This lemon rice recipe is very popular in South India. It’s tempered with spices like mustard seeds, curry leaves and has peanuts for the crunch and lemon juice for that tangy flavor.
It’s pretty straight forward to make and makes a great quick lunch or meal.

Now a days my Daughter takes tiffin and I keep searching new tiffin recipes just for them and both of them like lemon rice very much.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Cooked Basmati Rice – 2 cups
  • Lemon – 1
  • Curry Leaves – 1 string
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Chana Dal – 1 tbsp
  • Groundnut – 2 tbsp
  • Green Chillies – 2
  • Red Chillies – 2
  • Grated Ginger – 1 medium piece
  • Turmeric Powder -1/4 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves

INSTRUCTIONS;

  1. Wash the rice and keep aside for 10 minutes. Add enough water with little salt and pressure cook upto 4 whistles.
    Once the cooker cools down, transfer the rice on a plate and allow to cool down.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan or kadhai.
  3. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp chana dal, 1 tsp urad dal and 2 dried red chillies. Let them splutter.
  4. Add 10-12 cashew nuts and 14-16 peanuts. Roast them
  5. until light golden.
  6. Add 1 tsp grated ginger, 2 chopped green chillies and 10-12 curry leaves. Fry for few seconds until they become fragrant. Switch off the flame, add salt and 1 tsp turmeric powder.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Add 2 tbsp lemon juice and mix.  Switch on the flame and add 2 cups of cooked rice. Mix everything.
  9. Garnish with some chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with papad.
     

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LEFTOVER KHAMAN DHOKLA CHAAT

This tasty and unforgettable LEFTOVER KHAMAN DHOKLA CHAAT is perfect for a snack-time treat or try preparing it for a gathering. Never throw away leftover dhokla again but instead reuse in this recipe to satisfy your chaat cravings. 

Dhokla lovers, this one is for you!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4-6 khaman dhokla
  • 150g nylon sev
  • 1 small red/pink onion finely chopped
  • 1 TBSP chaat masala
  • 250 ml tamarind/imli chutney
  • 100 ml mint and coriander chutney
  • 2-3 tbsp garlic chutney
  • 4-5 TBSP finely chopped fresh coriander
  • 2-3 TBSP pomegranate arils    

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In  two serving plates, arrange khaman dhokla.
  2. Sprinkle little chaat masala.
  3. Then pour half of the three chutneys, generously top it up with nylon sev.
  4. Sprinkle onion, coriander and chaat masala.
  5. Now again add  sev and all the chutneys.
  6. Top it up with onion, coriander and pomegranate arils.
  7. Serve immediately.

NOTES;

  • You may add boiled cubed potatoes just before adding yogurt.
  • You may add sweet yoghurt too .

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CHEESE & CHUTNEY TOASTS

Crispy bread slices topped with tangy chutneys and grated cheese. These quick, simple and heavenly delicious toasts can be enjoyed in breakfast or can be served as a snack with tea or coffee. You can just cut them diagonally to prepare and savour them quickly.
As usual I made heart shape .

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 bread slices
  • 4 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons green chutney (green chutney recipe link at the end of this recipe)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato chutney (tomato chutney recipe link at the end of this recipe)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Toast the bread slices in an electric toaster till crisp.
  2. Cut the bread slices in the shape of a heart or any shape of your choice using a cookie cutter.
  3. If you do not have a cookie cutter you can cut the toasts diagonally into two triangles with the help of a knife.
  4. Keep the chutneys and the grated cheese ready while the bread slices are in the toaster because they taste best when they are warm.
  5. Quickly apply green chutney on 2 toasts and tomato chutney on the other 2 toasts.
  6. Sprinkle generously with grated cheese. 

Tomato chutney TOMATO CHUTNEY

Green chutney GREEN CHUTNEY / CORIANDER CHUTNEY

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PINEAPPLE BHEL RECIPE | EASY PINEAPPLE CHAT RECIPE

Pineapple bhel recipe is very simple, easy and quick recipe that is not only healthy but also tasty. this can be made in few minutes and had fresh especially kids will love it.

This is a very easy Pineapple chat recipe.  you can add more/less ingredients based on your taste preferences.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup pineapple chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp cucumber finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 tsp green chilli chopped
  • 2 tsp peanut crushed
  • salt to taste
  • 1/8 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 cup puffed rice
  • 1/4 tsp tamarind chutney optional
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaveswp-1616554135434668646924841704153.jpg1/8 tsp chaat masala

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add chopped pineapples, chopped cucumber, chopped tomatoes, chopped onions, chopped green chillies, grated carrots.wp-16165541351557199783909840645787.jpg
  2. add powdered peanuts, salt to taste, garam masala and mix well. adding garam masala is optional.
  3. Stop at the above stage if serving for later. lastly, before serving, add puffed rice, tamarind chutney, chopped coriander leaves, chaat masala and mix again.
  4. you can also add mixture or sev puri and serve fresh.
     

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