Lemon rice




Prepare 4 servings of plain Basmati rice, keep hot.



Lightly fry 3 tbs. of shredded coconut (fresh of dried), 1/3 cup of coarsely chopped cashew nuts, 1 tbs. grated ginger, 2 cloves crushed garlic, two or more finely cut Indian type green chilies in 2 tbsp.of vegetable oil. 


Add 1/3 tsp. turmeric (haldi, curcuma), 2 cloves, 1 - 2 tbs. finely cut fresh coriander or parsley, 1 tsp. black mustard seed to pan, fry further until mustard seeds start to pop.




Carefully fluff and loosen hot rice with fork. Add mixture from frying pan and juice of 2 lemons. Mix very carefully but thoroughly.  




Salt can be added to rice or it can be omitted, according to taste. Myself I prefer my rice lightly salted.




This dish is suitable to be eaten cold, it's ideal for picnics or traveling.