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Friday, May 18, 2012

Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice:

Basmati Rice / Raw Rice – 2 cups
Lemon  - 1 (medium sized)
Salt – to taste
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp

For Tempering:
Oil – 3 tsp
Asafoedia / Hing  - 1 pinch
Mustard – 1 tsp
Chana dhal – 1 tsp
Urad dhal – 1 tsp
Dry chilli – 2
Peanuts – handful
Curry leaves- few

Wash the rice till it runs clear. Strain and keep it aside
Cut the lemon into two, squeeze the juice out into a cup. Discard the seeds.

Add required water and cook the rice for 2 whistles with little salt and oil.
Take care not to over cook rice, each grain should be separate.
Keep it aside in a big plate to cool.
Heat oil in a Kadai, and do the tempering.
Now add this to the rice along with turmeric powder, lemon juice and salt.
Mix it well.

Serve it hot with chips / applam / potato fry J

Basmati rice can be replaced by regular rice that you are using. (Left over rice works too).
You can add 10 to 12 cashews also in tempering.


  1. This lemon rice recipe looks delicious!

  2. hey the recipe looks amazing..thanks for sharing it..
    lemon rice recipe