Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice

This is a popular and flavorful rice preparation of Tamil Nadu.It can be served on its own or have it with curd,pickle or pappadums. Fried nuts (cashew nuts or peanuts ) can also be added to the below recipe.

Reeba Jerry


  1. 2 ½ Cups Basmati Rice
  2. 1 ½ Tablespoons Channa Dal (soaked in hot water for 20 mins)
  3. 1 ½ Teaspoons Mustard Seed
  4. 1 1/2 Tablespoons Urad Dal
  5. 1 1/2 Teaspoons Turmeric Powder
  6. 3 Chillies Dried Red
  7. 1 Green Chillies
  8. 1/4 Teaspoon Asafoetida
  9. 2 Sprigs Curry Leaves
  10. 4 Tablespoons Oil
  11. 2 1/2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  12. to taste Salt


35 mins
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    Wash Rice well. Bring a large pan of water to boil and add required amount of salt to it. Add rice and cook till its done.

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    Drain rice and keep it aside.

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    Heat oil in a large sauce pan.Splutter mustard and add chenna dal (soaked and drained) and urad dal.Fry it till golden.

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    Add curry leaves,red chillies and green chillies.Saute for few minutes.

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    Add turmeric powder and asafoetida and saute for 30 seconds on low-medium heat.

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    Add rice to the above. Fried nuts can be added at this stage along with rice. Mix well.

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    Add lemon juice and salt (if needed). Mix well and cook it for 2 minutes.

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