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Saturday 28 March 2015

Lemon Rice - How-to?

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Lemon Rice
Prep time: 10 Minutes | Cook time: 30 Minutes | Total time: 40 Minutes
Serve: 2 (Servings) | Calories per serving: 110 | Fat per serving: 0 g
Recipe Category: Lemon Recipe | Recipe Cuisine: Indian Cuisine

1. For paste:
Lemon: 1
Oil: 2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds: 1/2 tbsp
Chana Dal: 1/2 tbsp
Urad Dal: 1/2 tbsp
Curry Leaves: 4 to 6 in number
Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies: 2
Ground Nut: A Few

2. Main dish:
Cooked Rice: 2 Cups
Salt: To Taste
3. Garnish:
Coriander Leaves: 8 to 10 in Number (Finely Chopped)

Lemon Rice How to Guide

1. Heat up the pan well. Add 2 tbsp. of oil and allow it to heat well. Add mustard seeds, after it splatters, add cumin seeds fry it for a minute.
Lemon Rice How to Guide
2. Add Ground Nut, Chana dal, Urad dal one by one, fry till it becomes golden brown colour.
Lemon Rice How to Guide
3. Add green chillies and curry leaves fry it for a minute.
Lemon Rice How to Guide
4. Add turmeric powder, salt to taste, and lemon juice. Stir it for 1 minute.
Lemon Rice How to Guide
5. Add the rice mix it well (handle with care) till the masala mix well into the rice.
Lemon Rice How to Guide

Garnish with Coriander Leaves. Serve it hot in bowl.
Lemon Rice How to Guide

#1: Use Kadai to cook, as it will give you the freedom you require.
#2: I am using cumin seeds as it will help for digestion.
#3: This dish is a quick dish, especially for kids lunch box. Usually, this is made of left over rice, since I did this for the kids, I used freshly cooked rice.
#4: Chana Dal and Ground Nut are optional.
#5: This goes well with deep potato fry. I will soon post a guide.
#6: Ground Nut takes time to cook, while urad dal takes less time than chana dal and ground nut. So fry it wisely.

Lemon Rice, is a popular dish in South India. It is the easiest and tastiest recipe, especially for kids lunch box. Do try it out and you are welcome to post the pics here.

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Vinayaka Vidhya


  1. Vidhu di, this is pullihora na? I tried this one last year :D

    1. No chotti. This is Nimmaikai Annam or elumichai sadham. Pulliogare is Tamarind Rice, I will share the steps with you :)



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