Lime and Cumin Rice

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  • 250g basmati rice
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 green chilli sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 green cardamom pod lightly crushed
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 lime zest and juice
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp yellow split lentils soaked in hot water
  • ½ bunch coriander chopped
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds


Heat a little coconut oil in pan and add the onion, chilli, garlic, pinch of salt, cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, and bay leaves and cook slowly until the onion are soft. Add the rice and 350ml water and place a lid on the pot and cook on low for about 15 minutes until the rice is cooked. In a small pot heat a little coconut oil and add the curry leaves and mustard seeds. Add these to the rice with lime juice and the yellow lentils. Serve hot.