lemon rice


Lemon Rice is a most popular dish in South India . It is made with cooked rice (or even from left over rice) by adding some spices, lentils like chana daal ,urad daal ,pea nuts ,cashew nuts and lemon juice. It is a one pot meal with little spicy and tangy taste because of lemon or we can have it with curd, raita or chutney as per your choice . It is very simple and quick recipe.

Lets have a look at the ingredients :

Let’s start the process

Take 1 cup of any rice of your choice, wash it properly at least for 2-3 times. Cook it properly by adding some salt and little oil to avoid the stickiness . Make sure rice should have grains separated and not sticky .

  • Heat the pan.
  • Add 2 Tbsp of oil and once the oil get’s hot.
  • Add 1 Tbsp of peanuts and fry a little.
  • Add cashew nuts and fry till it gets little golden brown colour.
  • Take off from the pan.
  • In same oil add 2 Tbsp of chana daal and saute till little colour changes to golden brown.
  • Add urad daal saute a little.
  • Add mustard seeds , cumin seeds , dried red chillies (or you can add green chillies instead of red chilli) , asafoetida (hing) ,curry leaves, garlic and ginger and saute a little .
  • Add onion and saute .
  • Add turmeric powder and saute till onion get soften and translucent.
  • Add cooked rice and mix well.
  • Add 2-3 Tbsp lemon juice and mix.
  • At last add peanuts and cashew nuts which we have fried already and mix.

Lemon rice is ready to serve.

Our quick and simple Lemon Rice is ready . Serve while its hot with papad ,chutney ,achar or have as it is . It tastes yum without any side dish too.

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You can watch whole process of making lemon rice here

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