So flavorful and light, I was tempted to sit and eat the entire container! – Jonathan
4 cups cooked rice (cooled)
2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
1 tablespoon urad dal (spilt and skinned black gram)
1 tablespoon chana dal (split and skinned yellow lentils)
4 dry red chilies, cut into pieces.
15 to 20 curry leaves, cut into pieces
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 cup peanuts
3 tablespoons sesame oil
In a wok, heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil. Fry the peanuts until crunchy and then set them aside.
Add 1 tablespoon sesame oil in the same pan. Keep the flame to a low.
Add the mustard seeds and let them crackle. Once the mustard seeds begin to crackle, add the urad dal and chana dal.
Fry until the dal turns golden (keeping heat on low, so that the lentils do not burn).
Then add the red chili pieces ,and curry leaf slivers. Sauté for a few seconds until the red chilies change color.
Switch off the heat and add the turmeric powder. Mix very well. Add the peanuts back to the wok.
Add the cooled rice to the wok and, with the heat still turned off, use spatulas to combine all the ingredients. Once thoroughly combined, add the lemon juice. Mix well again.
Immediately pour this tempering mixture on cooked and cooled rice.
Cover the wok and allow the flavors to blend for 4 to 5 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!