Lemon Rice

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Submitted: April 24, 2015
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Total Time:
Preparation Time: 10-15 mins
Cooking Time: 5-7 mins
Servings: 2-4 | 100 kcal

One of the most popular, easy and a quick to prepare dish of southern India…also a good way to use up the leftover rice..its a spicy, lemony, aromatic pulao with enough crunch from the roasted peanuts..

Required ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked/boiled rice or you may use leftover rice
  • 1.5 to 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal - spilt & skinned black gram
  • 1 tsp split bengal gram - channa dal
  • 1-2 green chillies - slit
  • 2 dry red chilies
  • 12-15 curry leaves
  • A pinch of asafoetida/hing
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ cup peanuts or moong phalli
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 2- 3 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

Directions & How to

  • Heat oil in a deep pan or kadhai, fry the peanuts, remove and keep aside.
  • To the same oil add mustard seeds, when they splutter add bengal gram, black gram, red chillies, curry leaves and hing. Saute it for few seconds.
  • Add peanuts, turmeric powder, green chillies and salt. Saute for few more seconds.
  • Mix in the rice, lemon juice and coriander leaves, toss everything well.
  • Cook it for around 2-3 minutes, check the seasoning once.
  • Serve hot with poppadums or papad.

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