Tuesday, June 8, 2010


South Indians prepare varity of dishes with rice and I love Lemon Rice most among all varities.Today when i got up in morning it was too late for me to prepare lunch for my hubby then I opened fridge, there were 6-7 lemon lying inside it. I got an idea what I have to do next.

Yes, you are right, I thought of preparing lemon rice because it takes hardly few minutes. It is very delicious south Indian dish, and also very easily can be prepared, when you are in hurry.

I serve this a cup of onion raitha and fried papad but you can enjoy with whatever you like.

So enjoy this:-

Lemon Rice

Preparation time: 5 minutes (Approximately)

Cooking time: 15 minutes (Approximately)

Serving: 4 persons


Rice-2 cups

Salt-to taste

Lemon juice-1/5 cup

Water-4 cups


Bengal gram (Channa) Dal-2tsp

Split Black gram (Urad) Dal-2 tsp

Red Dry Chillies-2

Mustard Seeds-2 tsp

Curry Leaves-Few

Asafetida-1 tsp

Turmeric Powder-1 tsp

Grated ginger-1 tsp

Green Chillies-2 (Finely Chopped)

Roasted Pea Nut-1/4 cup


• Wash and cook rice with 4 cups of water and salt.

• Once rice is cooked then spread on plate let it get cool.

• Now heat a pan and put oil in this.

• Then add mustard seeds, Bengal gram dal, black gram dal, red chillies and allow mustard to crack it.

• Now put grated ginger, curry leaves, green chillies, asafoetida and turmeric powder in this.

• Add this seasoning to cooked rice along with lemon juice and roasted peanuts.


• You can also add cooked green peas to your lemon rice instead of peanuts.

• This can also be prepared with left over rice.


Sarah Naveen said...

perfect and delicious...wanna have some now...

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

Very tempting rice...nice presentation dear. You are most welcome to my space.

Simplyfood said...

Rice dish looks lovely and delicious.

Priya Suresh said...

One of my favourite rice, love with spicy potato fry..looks awesome SUba..

Urmi said...

I love lemon rice as its very simple to prepare and also healthy. Looks delicious and tempting.

Unknown said...

Simply the best thing to have in a jiffy !!!

divya said...

looks yummy....

Aparna said...

simply superb!!!

Swathi said...

Nice lemon rice subhashini. I love to have them at any time.

Rachana said...

Simply delicious!

GayathriRaj said...

HEY thats a nice one....Simple and always tempting....nice one...

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Subhasini
I was looking for a lemon rice recipe handy , and here you are!. Very nice.
I am still waiting for Oriya dishes. Somoo and you are the only Oriya bloger in my circuit!!!
Have a nice sunday ( for you weekend (Friday) is over, forgot that ..Happy cooking