Lemon Rice


Some of the recipes from South India are very popular all over the country, one of them being the lemon rice, its very easy & quick to cook and absolutely delicious to eat.

In this recipe boiled rice is mixed with a very nice flavored tempering of mustard seeds, curry leaves & whole red chilies together with roasted peanuts & lemon juice.

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time                Total Time                    Yields

10  mins                   10 mins                   20  mins                       3-4


Rice – 2 cups

Peanuts – ¼ cup

Gram lentils (Chana dal) – 1 teaspoon

White split lentils (Urad dal) – 1 teaspoon

Lemon – 1 big

Curry Leaves – 5-6

Green chili – 2

Salt per taste

Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon

Mustard seeds – ½ teaspoon

Fresh green coriander – ¼ cup

Extra virgin olive oil – 2 tablespoon


  • Wash, clean and boil rice. Drain and keep aside.
  • Now heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, urad dal, chana dal & peanuts, fry till it gets slightly light brown in color.
  • Now add chopped green chili, salt & turmeric powder. Fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Now add lemon juice & fresh coriander and take off heat. Let this spice mix sit for 2 minutes to absorb the flavors.
  • Mix this spice now with boiled rice.

Note: Lemon rice is ready to be served. Yummy!

Happy Cooking!!

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