3-4 cups cooked basmati rice
3-4 tbsp lemon juice (juice of 2 lemons)
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tbsp urad dal or chana dal
3-4 tbsp roasted peanuts
2-3 sprigs curry leaves
2 red dry chilies
2 chopped green chilis (optional)
1/8 tsp asfoetida
¼ tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
If you are cooking fresh rice, add turmeric to the rice while cooking to get even yellow colour.
If you are using leftover rice, add turmeric to the tempering.
Add salt and lemon juice to the rice, mix well and keep aside.
Heat a pan and add 2 tbsp oil.
Add mustard seeds.
When it splutters, add urad dal/chana dal, chilis, curry leaves, peanuts and asfoetida.
Switch off and add turmeric powder.
Pour over the rice and mix well. Add more salt or lemon juice as required.
Serve with chutney or gravy of your choice.