Lemon rice and all other mixed rice varieties are my favorite. I can eat without getting tired even every day for lunch. I just hate the usual cooking sambar, poriyal,kootu, rasam . Give me a mixed rice and some vadams, I will be the most happiest person in the world. But I know most of the guys and kids hate this lemon rice. One main reason could be they got bored out of the lemon rice lunch box. Even I have heard elders speaking about a wife giving lemon rice for the hubbys/ kids lunch box like a sin! At my home also no exception. Vj never like variety rice, so do Aj. Aj dont even touch lemon rice or tamarind rice/ coconut rice. He likes only spicy, masala kind of rice like tomato rice/ pulao, biryani. Ah, look at the taste of this guy! Spicy lover .
But one fine day, when I was talking to Vj something about lemon rice, he told, who said I dont like lemon rice, I do like if I get thenga chutney as side dish. First I thought he is talking about thenga thogayal. Then he again said thenga chutney ground with pottu kadalai and a bit water to add. I was surprized as I heard that for first time. Then when I was talking to Jey, I was expecting her too to get surprized by that combination. But when She too joined and said yeah I too like that combination and people DO eat like that, then I knew I only had no idea about that combination. And yes I tried it twice after that with chutney, its really awesome. So you too can try this. May be you love it?!
Ingredients (serves 3)
|Cooked rice||2 & 1/2 cups|
|Lemon (I used Indian lemon)||2|
|Salt||As needed ( 1 & 1/2 – 2 tsp)|
|Sesame oil||2 tblsp|
|Urad dal||1 tsp|
|Channa dal||1 tbsp|
|Curry leaves||1 sprig|
I totally love this simple quick lunch – Lemon rice, curd rice + mango thokku and homemade javvarisi vadam (thanks mami). And ofcourse Vj’s favorite side for this is Coconut chutney!