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Lunch Box - 4 / Lemon Rice , Paneer Fry

Written By Angela Steffi on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 9:15:00 PM

This is the Fourth lunch box in our lunch box series and today we will look at the recipe to make Lemon rice and spicy Paneer roast .

Serving Size          : 2 people

Preparation Time : 15 min

Cooking Time       : 45 mins


Quantity Ingredients for making Lemon Rice
3 cup Cooked Rice
2 tbsp Oil
3 tbsp Peanut
1/4 tsp Mustard
1 tsp  Urad dal
1 tsp Channa Dal
10 Cashews
3dry Red Chilies
3Green Chilies
1 springCurry leaves
1/2 tspTurmeric powder
1/8 tspAsafoetida / Kaayam / Hing
2 small Lemon or as required 
3 cupCooked rice

Salt to taste

Quantity Ingredients for Spicy Paneer Roast
2 tbsp Oil
1/8 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Chili powder

Pepper & Salt
1/4 tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Lemon Juice
150 gPaneer 
Quantity Others
3 tbsp Cooked moong bean
handful Vagadagam / Fryums
1/4 cup Pomegranate 

Cooking Method

Step 1) Heat oil in a pan and roast the peanuts for few minutes, set is aside and then temper with - mustard , channa dal and urad dal, cashew nuts roast it for few more minutes until it changes to golden brown.

Step 2) Add dry red chilies ,green chilies and curry leaves. Give it a stir and add turmeric powder and a pinch of Asafoetida. Switch off the stove immediately.

Step 3) Once it is cooled slightly add the lemon juice, salt and mix well.

Step 4) Add the cooked rice and mix well. You can adjust or reduce the sourness of lemon by adding extra cooked rice.

For Spicy Paneer:

Step 1) Cube the paneer and season with chili powder, turmeric powder , Pepper, Garam masala, Pepper, salt and some lemon juice.

Step 2) Heat oil and roast the panner on medium heat until well done.

That's it our delicious colorful lunch box is ready to be enjoyed.Happy Cooking !!!


About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


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