Rathna made lemon rice the same time she made curd rice.

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 Her work station is ready. 

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She chopped some onions. 

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And started frying mustard seeds with urad dal and chana dal.

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Then, a generous helping of peanuts. 

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It’s all cooked up together. 

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With lots of fresh chilis and a pinch of salt and turmeric. The heat is turned off, and Rathna is adding fresh lemon juice and cilantro to the mix. 

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Then, it’s all stirred together, simple as that, with freshly cooked rice. 

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Here it is on the plate, with some curd rice and a southern style papad.  Kannada soul food! 

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