Lemon Rice

I love lemon rice since its so simple to make and it is served during festivals, and as prasad at temples. Let us learn how to make delicious lemon rice.

Lemon Rice

2 cups rice, cook and leave it to cool
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp chana dal
1 tsp urad dal
pinch of hing
1/2 cup groundnut
2 dry red chillies, cut each into 2 pieces
4-5 green chillies
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
few curry leaves
salt as per taste
5-6 tbsp lemon juice
coriander leaves, finely chopped


1: Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let them splutter.Now add green chillies, red chillies and saute for 30 seconds.

2: Add urad dal, chana dal, groundnuts and fry till they turn red on medium heat. Then add turmeric powder, curry leaves, hing and fry for 10-15 seconds. Turn off heat.

3:Mix lemon juice, salt and the sauted mixture to the rice. Adjust salt and lemon juice.

4: Garnish with coriander leaves.

5: Yummy lemon rice is ready to serve.


1: You can use leftover rice to make lemon rice.

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