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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Lemon Rice/Nimmakaya Pulihora

Lemon Rice/Nimmakaya Annam/Nimmakaya Pulihora is a popular dish in South India. Lemon juice is added to the Cooked rice and tempered with dals and seeds. 
The rice is quick and easy to make and works well for lunch boxes.
This rice or the tamarind rice is a must for our festivals in Andhra.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 15 minutes 
Serves: 2-3


Rice : 1 cup ( I use Sona masoori)
Lemon juice: 1 large lemon 
Turmeric: 1 teaspoon 
Oil : 2 tablespoons 
Salt to taste 

For tempering:

Oil : 2 tablespoons 
Urad dal /Minappappu: 1 teaspoon 
Chana dal/Senagapappu: 2 teaspoons 
Mustard seeds/Aavalu: 1 teaspoon 
Dry red chilies: 2

Green chilies: 4 slit 
Curry leaves: 1 sprig 
Ginger: 1" piece minced


Cook rice with 1 3/4 cups of water in a pressure cooker or 2 cups of water in a rice cooker. 
Take out the rice in a large bowl or platter and let it cool a little.
Add oil, turmeric and salt. Toss well.
Heat oil in a small pan and add the red chilies, dals and seeds listed under ingredients. Fry until they are golden and add green chilies, curry leaves and ginger. Fry for 1 minutes.
Pour the tempering over rice and mix well. 
Take the juice off of the lemon and mix well.
Serve hot or warm.

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