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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Recipe- Lemon Rice

Lemon rice

Lemon rice is a South Indian rice dish but it is famous all over  India.This dish is often served in temples as "Prasad" too. You can make this recipe with fresh rice or with the leftover too. The nice aroma of lentils and curry leaves will surely activate taste buds. 
My family just loves this dish, give it a try and I hope you will enjoy it too.


  • Rice cooked/boiled and cooled – 1 cup
    •Dry red chilies – 2-3
    •Curry leaves – 5-6
    •Green Chili(halved)- 2-3
    •Peanuts – ¼ cup
    •Cashew Nuts – ¼ cup
    •Mustard seeds – 1 tsp.
    •Cumin seeds – 1 tsp.
    •Chana dal (Bengal Gram) – 1 tbsp (pre-soaked in water)
  •  Urad dal (split & skinned black gram lentil) – 1 tbsp.
    •Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
    •A Pinch of Asafetida(Hing)
    •Lemon juice – 2 tbsp. (1 big lemon)
    •Salt as per taste
    •Cooking Oil 

  • First cook/boil the rice and let them cool. I have used basmati rice as it tastes great and has a very nice aroma
  • Now take a pan and heat the oil, add peanuts and fry till golden brown then add cashew nuts fry and keep them aside
  • Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds let them crackle, then add  asafetida, chopped ginger and dry red chili, let them fry for a minute
  • Now add split green chili and curry leaves to it, let them fry
  •  Add Chana dal and urad dal, saute them on a medium flame for a minute
  • Then add turmeric powder, mix well and then add rice, salt and lemon juice and mix well so that the lemon flavor gets mixed all over the rice
  • Cook for few minutes, then add the fried cashew and peanuts and stir carefully 
  • Lemon rice is ready to serve now, tastes great serve hot or cold.

  • When the rice gets cold they absorb all the flavors and without getting sticky and broken so if you are using fresh rice make them ahead and let them cool before making lemon rice.
  • You can also use garlic and add cut potatoes if you like.

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