A mild, tasty, soothing, and refreshing rice. Best for a lunchbox!
Grated large cucumber – 1 no.
Chopped green chillies/red chillies – 3 nos.
Finely minced ginger – 2 teaspoons
Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Hing/asafoetida – 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves – 6 nos.
Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dal – 1/2 teaspoon
Fried cashews – 7 nos. (optional)
Fried ground nuts – 10 nos. (optional)
Ghee – 1 teaspoon (Use only ghee)
Salt – as desired
1. In a pan, heat ghee. Add mustard seeds and when it splutters, add urad dal followed by chopped ginger and curry leaves.
2. When urad dal turns golden brown, add green chillies, asafoetida, turmeric powder, grated cucumber and salt in an order.
3. Fry fhe cucumber for five minutes and switch off the stove.
4. Now, add the boiled rice, lemon juice, cashews, ground nuts, and coriander leaves and mix well.
Now, Cucumber Rice is ready!!!
Serve: Pickle, Thuvaiyal, Chutney and Poriyal & Varuval