Lemon Rice and a laugh!!

There is practically nothing special in this dish but I wanted to share with you all my version of it that I made on Sankranti.Although I posted Veggie Burger on that day, I actually did not make Burger on that day as some of you thought.It was one of the drafts lurking on my desktop for a while now.
I have been wanting to share a joke or two ever since I started blogging..So finally I am here with one..
Enjoy the rice and have a good laugh!

1 cup Basmati rice
Pinch of turmeric
2 green chilies, slit vertically
1 tbsp fresh grated coconut (Optional)
Juice from 1 small lemon

1/2 tsp Urad Dal
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
4-5 fresh curry leaves
  • Soak rice in water for about 15 min.
  • Drain the water and cook rice in about 1 1/2 cups water with a pinch of turmeric and salt
  • In a small pan, heat a tablespoon of oil and add urad dal, cumin seeds, and mustard seeds.
  • Add curry leaves and green chillies and let them fry for a min or so
  • Pour the seasoning onto the cooked rice and fluff the rice
  • Add the lemon juice to the rice and combine well
  • Stir in the grated coconut

A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine.

'House' for instance, is feminine: 'la Casa.
'Pencil,' however, is masculine: 'el lapiz.'

A student asked, 'What gender is 'computer'?'
Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether computer should be a masculine or a feminine noun.. Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.
The men's group decided that 'computer' should definitely be of the feminine gender ('la computadora'), because

-No one but their creator understands their internal logic
-The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else
-Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval and
-As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it


The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine ('el computador') , because:
-In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on
-They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves
-They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem and
-As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model.

The women won!!

I hope you enjoyed a few laughs!


Sarah Naveen said...

Hahha..I did really enjoy some laughs ;)
Lemon rice looks divine

Tina said...

Yummy and delicious rice...

Prathibha said...

ha ha haaa....good one dear..loved reading that completely..
And I just love to have hot lemon rice anytime..looks yummy..

Sushma Mallya said...

Really a nice joke...had a nice time reading it...and lemon rice looks delicious and quiet an easy one too

Ms.Chitchat said...

Loved the laugh as well as the post. Would like to have more with every post :):)


Priya said...

So funny, enjoyed reading..Lemon rice looks fantastic, my all time fav..

Pari said...

Hi. That's a good one dear. The women are really very sensible.

Rachana Kothari said...

I had a good laugh :) Nice explanations:) And the lemon rice is delicious:)

Nandini said...

LOL! That's totally funny! Anyways, the lemon rice is action-packed with the flavors! Adiing coconut must be making it tasty!

Asha said...

LOL! I think PCs are definitely female!!

Chitranna is fave.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

That was sure a nice and funny post and the lemon rice looks delicious.

Malar Gandhi said...


Rice looks perfect, all I need is a fork

Vrinda said...

Colorful and flavorful rice...Abt PC's, stil confused...?

aquadaze said...

LOL....loved reading these. And nothing to beat lemon rice, just love it!

5 Star Foodie said...

LOL, that's pretty funny! And the lemon rice is very lovely!

Uma said...

That's funny read!! Nice joke.

Lemon Rice looks sooo delicious :)

indosungod said...

Lemon rice looks beautiful. Yes! PC.

Nostalgia said...

Nice recipe! I have heard the joke before but a laugh is always good.

simplyfood said...

lovely rice and the jokes is funny too!!!lolz

Gita said...

Wow...that was a good one Shri...I had a good laugh :) Nice colorful rice!

Abhilash said...

This is not a aaltu faltu joke. A super one yaar. Really Laughed after reading it :D

The lemon rice looks nice. I have seen it in several blogs but with a joke... never!!!


Parita said...

Lol...superb!! The reasons given by girls were fab :-)))
Lemon rice looks lovely!

s said...

Good one!!!! and the rice brings back sooooo many lovely memories..its my fav version of rice.

Gulmohar said...

lol...lemon rice is always comforting !

Red Chillies said...

Had a good laugh at the joke. So typical of men and women isn't it?
Love chitranna/lemon rice.
Would it be ok if I send that joke to few of my friends?

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Simple yet yummy recipe and thats a good joke, enjoyed so much:)

munchcrunchandsuch said...

Thanks for the laughs shri..I had some..I think u shud do this often..nice click as usual

kothiyavunu said...

Ha Ha..Loved the laugh..:)lemon rice looks amazing shri...

AdukalaVishesham said...

colorful and a good recipe... the pic looks really good tooo

Preety said...

hahaha..great joke..nice way to start a day with nice joke..

and rice looks delicious

Soma said...

Totally agree to it! LOL

I love lemon rice. I have never made it with coconut. will give it a shot next i make lemon rice.

Yasmeen said...

Good one Shri.Love the minty meringues too.
Take care.Hugs :D

Oraphan said...

Your lemon rice looks and sounds so good! I enjoyed reading the rice recipe as much as the joke, lol! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Lemon Rice looks awesome :).

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