Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice

Course Main Course
Cuisine South Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 2-3 cups Cooked Rice
  • Lemon Juice as required
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 3-4 Green chilies
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves
  • 3 tbsp Coriander Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 pinch Hing
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 tbsp Chana dal
  • 2 tbsp Fried Cashew
  • 2 tbsp Salt or as per your taste
  • 2 tbsp Oil


  • Finely chop ginger, coriander leaves and vertically slit the green chilies.
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  • Squeeze lemon juice and keep aside.
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  • Wash rice thoroughly and soak for 10-15 mins. Cook the rice but do not make it mushy. I prefer to cook in rice cooker. Cool it completely
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  • Sprinkle lemon juice over the cooked rice, mix well and keep it aside.
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  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard, cumin seeds when splutters, add urad dal and chana dal.
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  • When the dal turns golden , add ginger, curry leaves and green chilies.
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  • Add hing, turmeric and salt.
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  • Finally add coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
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  • Add this mixture to the cooked rice and mix well. Garnish with fried cashew.
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  • Lemon rice is ready to serve. Enjoy the lemon rice as it is or you can also have it with gutti vankaya curry.
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