Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Curry Leaves Rice

Ingredients : 
Curry leaves 2cups
1 small onion finely chopped
5 green chillis ,split vertically
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon chana dal 
1 teaspoon urad dal
2 red chillis
Salt according to taste
2 cups rice(cooked)
1 tablespoon oil
Juice of 1/2 a lime
A few cashew nuts(optional)

Directions :  
1. Wash the curry leaves and let them dry completely.Finely chop the curry leaves with a knife.Keep aside.
2. Take 2 cups of rice in a bowl and add little salt and 2-3 drops of oil and mix well with a fork. This will prevent the rice from sticking.
3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan and add the cashews.Once the cashews are fried, add cumin seeds,chana dal,urad dal,red chillis and fry them.
4. Now add the chopped curry leaves and fry them for 30secs.
5. Add the green chillis and onions and fry till onions become transparent and soft.
6. Add the rice and mix well so that all the ingredients combine nicely.Let the rice fry for 2mins. Check for salt and add more if required.
7. Remove from heat and squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lime and mix again. Serve hot.

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