Cooked rice-2 cups
Red chillies-4 (adjust to taste)
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Let them pop up.
Add the crushed ginger-garlic and sauté for 30 seconds(till the raw smell has gone)
Then add the turmeric powder, broken red chillies, slit green chilly.
Add the lemon juice after a minute and put off the stove.
Let the pan sit on the stove for a minute, then take it out from the stove.
Now add the rice to the lemon juice mixture, add enough salt and 1/2teaspoon of sugar. Mix everything well.
Now heat 2 teaspoon of oil in a small pan, add the channa and urad dal, fry them till it turns golden in color.
Add it to the rice and give it a quick mix.
Finally add the cilantro and the tangy and tasty lemon rice is ready. Its great food for picnics and trips.
Since we are frying the dal separately and adding it at the final step, they remain crunchy and enhances the taste. Adding ginger-garlic is also a new tip to me. This is my M-in-law's recipe.