Saturday, July 4, 2009

Saturday lunch..

woke up today and went for a game of badminton after long time. .. and had been thinking of lunch and what needs to be done... I have been a forced bachelor since past few weeks still to continue for another couple of weeks..

After a long time i thought of catching up with one of my favorite tv soaps.."House" which comes on AXN.. its all about this Doctor "House" who tends to be brilliant doctor at this hospital & has a team of junior doctors and doctor friends. The stories cover unqique medical cases that is a speciality of Dr. House.. Apparently he is very irritating with his behaviour with his colleagues.. although he behaves this way superficially but cares a lot for them & is willing to do things for them without making it look more emotional... so this episode.. was good as usual.. & had some light & witty moments. His behaviour still tends to make his friends & colleagues consider his comments seriously & ultimately working towards bettering themselves.. so coming back to lunch..

I just had a thought for Lemon rice & went on the internet to hunt for the recipe.. on another thought I also wanted something better than usual vegetable.. so thought of making egg bhurji but with using spring onion.. it made me feel like a different saturday lunch today..

here goes the recipe for anyone who could be interested..

Lemon Rice is a delicious South Indian dish you can easily put together when in a hurry. You can also make it with leftover rice. Serve Lemon Rice with a Raita (yogurt salad) and Poppadums for a simple yet tasty meal.


  • 2 cups cooked Basmati rice (or leftover rice)
  • 2 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 3-4 curry leaves
  • 2 green chillies slit lengthwise
  • 1" piece of ginger grated
  • 1/2 cup peanuts (roasted and unsalted)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Salt to taste


  • Gently roast and then coarsely powder the coriander seeds. Keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chillies. Fry till the spluttering stops and add the ginger and peanuts. Fry for another minute. Add the turmeric powder and turn off the fire.
  • Add the lemon juice and mix well.
  • Add the rice, roasted coriander powder and salt to taste and mix thoroughly.
  • Serve with a Raita and Poppadums.
have a lovely weekend..

1 comment:

Smita said...

Ah! Without any doubt a very simple recipe indeed. Will try it out soon :)