South Indian flavours are my all time favorite. That's why I often used to prepare South Indian delicacies at my home and everyone loves it a lot. Today I was not in mood of cooking but some thing must be needed for our dinner. Then idea strikes to make lemon rice as I had lots of cooked rice from lunch and these will be perfect for preparing lemon rice in no time. As everyone have their own way of preparing the same dish, so here is mine version of lemon rice which never let me down in flavours. I can relish on these lemonish beauty any time.
Recipe is given below, hope you all will love to try it.
Time: 10-15 mins
3- 4 cups cooked rice
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp asafetida ( heeng)
1 tbsp Chana dal
1 tbsp urad dal
1/4 cup peanuts ( optional)
2-3 springs curry leaves
3-4 dry red chilies
2-3 green chilies, finely chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder ( completely optional, I added to spice up)
1-2 tbsp lemon juice ( adjust as per taste)
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a wok, add asafetida and mustard seeds. Let it crackle then add peanuts and fry for 2-3 mins. Then add Chana dal and fry till light golden . Add urad dal and saute for few seconds, till light golden. Now add both chilies and curry leaves. Saute for a minute then add turmeric powder. Just stir for a second and lemon juice followed by rice, black pepper and salt. Mix everything well and saute for 2-3 minutes to incorporate all the flavours in rice. Serve hot with any raita or as it is. It needs nothing to accompany as is full of aroma and flavour.
** Always try to add pre cooked rice , cooked atleast 3-4 hrs earlier. This will give nice fluffy rice.
* Don't add both dal together to fry as urad dal burns quickly. So follow the steps religiously.
* After adding lemon juice, immediately add rice as cooking of lemon juice may turn it little bitter.
* Adjust chilies and lemon juice as per taste.
Enjoy this super easy rice dish and satisfy your hunger in a yummy way. This will be best for lunch, dinner, breakfast or even for tiffin too.
Do try this simplest recipe and let me know your experience. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.
12 Mar 2016
Today I am having a very yummy cum healthy chicken platter to make your weekends. We generally prepare chicken curry then we have to prepare rice/roti to go with it. But what, when you don't want this regular combo yet wish to dig in some yummy chicken dish. Then this is perfect for you. Full of veggies and no more oil, yet super tempting and palatable dish to please your tummy in healthy way.
Step wise recipe is given below, do try and let me know too how's it turned out for you😊
PAN FRIED CRISPY SPICY CHICKEN WITH SAUTÉED VEGGIES AND ONION OREGANO SAUCE
Time: 45 mins
1/2 kg chicken breast, boneless
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp chicken masala powder
1 tbsp corn flour
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/2 tsp lime juice
Salt to taste
For sautéed veggies :
2 medium carrots, cut in thin strips
3/4 cup French beans, cut in 2 inch pieces
2-3 spring opinion, cut in 1 1/2- 2 inch pieces
1 cup colored capsicum, cut in 2 inch slices
1/2 cup cabbage, cut in length wise strips
1/4 + black pepper powder ( as per taste)
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp chili flakes
Salt to taste
First of all cut chicken pieces in thin slices, horizontally and pierce the pieces with knife or fork so that they absorb flavours nicely. Now marinate it in all ingredients given under for chicken section except oil. Keep it for 20-30 mins for marination.
Heat some oil in a wide pan and place chicken pieces on it. Cover it with lid and let it cook on medium flame for 4-5 mins. Now open the lid and flip chicken pieces. If it released water then increase the flame to high to evaporate any liquid on pan. Again cover and cook till chicken is nice tender and golden. Flip in between to avoid burning and ensure even texture.
In a wok heat some oil and add carrots and beans. Saute for 2 mins then cover and cook for 2-4 mins or till they get cooked but remain crunchy. Now add all other veggies and saute for 4-5 mins.
Add black pepper powder, oregano, chili flakes and salt . Again saute for 2 mins and your veggies are ready to go on plate.
Either plate it on cabbage leaf or on sizzler plate to serve as sizzler or simply spread veggies on a plate then place chicken piece on it and finally pour some onion oregano or any sauce of your choice on it, that's it.
You can use any veggies of your choice. I kept my veggies little crunchy but if you like fully tender veggies then cook covered for some more time.
Enjoy your healthy cum yummy chicken platter in different way.
Hope you all will definitely give it a try and believe me , you will never regret. So what's you waiting, let's start. Please share your experience with me and your valuable comments and suggestions are always welcomed😊.