Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice is of the popular and common rice dish in South India.Its very easy and prepared in jiffy when you have cooked rice in hand or you have any leftover rice in the fridge you can use that too. It is perfect for picnics and also when you feel lazy and don't feel like spending much time in the kitchen this recipe is a good option. It's taste wonderful when served with potato fry. Here's the recipe.

Lemon Rice

  • Cooked Rice - 2 cups
  • Split Bengal gram - 1 tbsp
  • Roasted Groundnuts - few (optional)
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Green Chillies- 4, slit lengthwise
  • Curry Leaves few 
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice from one
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp

Lemon Rice

  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan/ kadai / wok, when hot add split bengal gram and fry till its turn brown in color. Then add mustard seed and allow it to splutter.
  • Add green chillies,turmeric powder, curry leaves, roasted groundnuts and salt fry for 1 min(do not burn).
  • Then add the cooked rice to it and mix well.
  • Cut the lemon into half and take out the seeds, turn of the flame and squeeze the juice to the rice and mix well and serve.
  1. Cooked rice should be completely cool before adding to kadai, other wise it will become soggy.
  2. Do not squeeze the lemon with seeds to the rice otherwise it taste bitter sometimes.


Prathibha said...

Beautifully clicked....Love lemon rice...looks delicious..:)

Suman Singh said...

Oh, I love lemon rice and this looks so beautiful and delicious..nice clicks too!

aipi said...

Gorgeous yellow color n loved how you presented it ;)
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Nithya said...

Awesome click. It makes me want to grab the cup from the pic :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Lovely looking rice. Can have it in any point of the day.

Hamaree Rasoi

Vardhini said...

I just posted lemon rice too :). Looks yummy.

Event: Fast food not Fat food

divya said...

looks fabulous! Lovely presentation :)

Tina said...

Delicious lemon rice dear...

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

a simple and delicious recipe!!!!!

The Procrastobaker said...

That rice is sooo beautiful! What a perfect side dish :)

Mano Saminathan said...

Very beautiful photograph! lemon rice looks deicous!

Sushma Mallya said...

what a wonderful click .. I love lemon rice and tht bowl looks so pefect!

Nithu said...

Lemon rice in dhonnai is nostalgic. It's been a long time.


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