Soak the basmati rice for 15 mins in cold water.
1 ½ cup basmati rice
Cook the rice with lots of water. Later drain the water after rice is cooked and place it aside. You could also steam the rice in a pressure cooker instead. Use a ratio of 1:1.5cup of water for every cup of rice.
Place a pan over medium heat add oil. As the oil heats up, add peanuts, and cashews. Fry them to a crispy consistency.
¼ cup peanuts, 2 tablespoon split cashew nuts, 2 tablespoon coconut oil
Add mustard and cumin seeds and saute them until they start to sizzle. Now, add dry red chilies and curry leaves and saute for another 30 seconds.
1 teaspoon mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 1 dry red chili, 1 strand curry leaves
Add grated turmeric, ginger, and chopped green chilies and cook for a minute.
2 green chilies, 3 teaspoon grated ginger, 2 teaspoon grated turmeric roots
Add salt to taste and mix in the cooked rice. Give it a good mix until the flavor is evenly distributed.
Switch off the heat and squeeze some fresh lemon juice.
3 teaspoon lemon juice
Add chopped cilantro and mix well.
2 tablespoon Cilantro for garnishing