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

Published by Anuradha Mohite

I am Anuradha a proud mother and home maker . . Currently staying in Singapore . I love to cook for my family and friends and always experimenting with new new dishes. This is my little world and here I am sharing my version of homemade recipes and my successful food experiments . I am trying to keep the recipes simple , healthy and child friendly. My interest in cooking developed after my Son's birth. It all started after he started eating. My son is very fussy when it comes to eating ..so it was a big challenge for me to feed him everyday...he wants new taste everytime ..so i started to cook different different recipes so satisfy his taste buds. and now it has become a hobby. . and The Food and More journey started. Join me in this journey to know and learn variety of interesting recipes.

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