August 22, 2014

Lemon Rice

I like variety rice very much. But my husband is not a big fan of it. As he has been eating it on a daily basis when he was a bachelor. But I used to make it still rarely. Lemon rice is my favorite. I like the smell of the tempering specially the curry leaves and the crunchy peanuts. It can be made with left over rice as well. But I prefer cooking it fresh. I like to have it with lemon pickle, yeah lemon rice with lemon pickle.. Yum.. Over to the recipe now :)

Rice - 1 cup (cooked and cooled)
Lemon - 1 (depends on how tangy the juice is)
Peanuts - 1/4 cup
Mustard seeds - 1 tbsp
Jeera - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - 2 springs
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp or more(if you want more yellowish rice)
Channa Dal - 1 tbsp
Ginger - 1 inch chopped
Dry Red Chillies - 2


  • Cook rice with salt and allow it to cool. Extract lemon juice and set it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, once it is hot add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. Then add Jeera/Cumin seeds, Curry leaves, peanuts, channa dal, ginger and red chilli.
  • Then add turmeric powder and allow it to cook.
  • Finally add the lemon juice and turn off the flame. Dont let it boil as the juice will turn bitter.
  • Add this mixture to the cooked rice or other way around and mix well. Lemon rice is ready

Extract lemon Juice

Take all the tempering ingredients

Mixture is ready

Add cooked rice to the mixture and mix

Lemon rice is ready

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