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Recipe: Amma’s Lemon Rice

Amma's lemon riceAs part of our Tasting Royal Rajasthan Culinary Adventure we are fortunate enough to be invited to a home for a cooking demonstration and lunch. Amma is the family’s matriarch and she makes the best lemon rice, taking care to cover each grain with the delicious seasonings .


1 1/2 cup basmati rice


2 teaspoon cooking oil
2 teaspoons of Chana dal (optional)
2 teaspoons of white urad dal
About 10 cashew nuts broken up
2 teaspoons of black mustard seeds
3 dry red chillies
1 teaspoon Turmeric
Asafetida ( optional ) a pinch


3 Tbsp of cilantro leaves finely chopped
One inch of ginger finely chopped
1 green chilli finely chopped
Juice of 2 medium size lemons Continue reading…