It happened like this.
udupi-recipes.com was under maintenance since 2 days, like I was upgrading WordPress to it’s latest version, some premium plugins which are essential for a blog, which I have not bothered till now was being purchased and installed.
Food blog is not a “SET IT and FORGET” kind of business, apart from feeding it through RECIPES on a regular basis it needs some technical things done. As and when blog demands I have to take up upgrading, installing, tweaking display ads, changing layout or similar tasks. On such a day, passing glance on RECIPE INDEX, reminded me that I have not yet posted LEMON RICE which is my most favorite lunch since childhood. You will never find a feast in Udupi without Lemon rice which is popular as Chitranna in this place. No more than fistful of lemon rice is served in all the multi-course meals of the region.
The simplest and quickest lunch can me made by pairing lemon rice and curd rice. Both of these don’t need an elaborate cooking and it is just the seasoning I must say. When seasoning lemon rice, my personal preference is to soak peanuts for a while say 10 minutes. By doing this, hard peanuts turn soft but they still taste crunchy…I LOVE IT.
And one more caution is never include lemon juice to the hot seasoning. It will taste bitter. Ensure it is incorporated at the end while mixing the temper with cooked rice. Beautiful yellowish tangy lemon rice along with crunchy peanuts, does it dissatisfy any one? Chances are remote….