Lime Rice

Lime Rice Nimbu Chawal

Lime Rice

Indian Name: Nimbu Chawal

This recipe is cooling in nature and thus pacifies Pitta Dosha. It is easy to digest and might increase Vata, which is why it is balanced with lime, cumin seeds, hing (asafoetida) and mustard seeds. It is good for diarrhoea, anorexia, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This recipe is also good for the patients. It pacifies Pitta and increases Vata Dosha.

Note: People(s) who have a tendency for constipation should avoid eating rice.

1 cup white rice (it is better to use one-year-old rice)
2 cups water
1 tbs urad dal (black gram)
½ tsp. mustard seeds
½ tsp. turmeric powder
1 pinch hing
1 tsp. whole cumin seeds
1 tsp. fresh lime juice or more to taste.
2 tbs. ghee
1 tsp. salt

Cook rice with water for 10 to 12 minutes.
Fry spices (except for salt) and the dal in melted ghee.
Mix rice and fried spice mix together.
Add lime juice and salt after taking the mixture down from the stove.
Serve hot.

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