Lemon Rice

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Lemon rice is a popular preperation of rice & it is served by almost all South Indian restaurants. As the name suggests it has a tangy lemon flavour & requires very few ingredients.here is the recipe
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Recipe Cuisine Type: South Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 1


  • 2 cup Rice steamed
  • 1 tbsp Peanuts
  • 1 tsp Black Mustard Seeds
  • 2 Green Chillies slitted
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger finally chopped
  • 1 Lemon Zest or lemon from lemon
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 7 leaves Curry
  • 1 tbsp Kasuri Methi
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1 pinch asafoetida


  • Heat a wok. Add oil. Once the oil is hot add mustard seeds& let it crackle
  • Now add ginger chili curry leaves & kasuri methi. Cook for 1 min
  • Add peanuts . Cook for 2-3 min. Add turmeric powder. Mix well
  • Now add rice . Mix well. Add lemon juice , lemon zest & salt
  • Mix well. Cook for 2 min & it's ready to serve.
  • Though it is good to eat alone but you can serve it with coconut chutney

Recipe Notes

  • For lemon rice rice grains must not be sticked together
  • It turns out very good with left over rice
  • You can add chana dal & split urad dal in tadka . My family likes it without dal so I Don’t use it
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