Lemon Rice Recipe – South Indian Dish

lemon rice recipe

Delicious and tempting south Indian dish lemon rice prepared by adding lemon juice while stir frying steamed rice in spice. Stir frying is a Chinese cooking technique in which ingredients are fried in a small amount of very hot oil while being stirred in a wok almost the way lemon rice is prepared except the spices used in this recipe is different and its lemony yellow color gives a tongue tickling essence.

Let’s start making lemon rice recipe.


Lemon Rice Recipe 

Prep time: 05 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes | Serves: 2 serving

Ingredients ( Required For Lemon Rice )

  1. 2/12 cups of steamed rice
  2. 2 tablespoons of oil
  3. 3 tablespoons of peanuts (moongaphalee)
  4. 7-8 cashew nuts
  5. A pinch of Asafetida (hing)
  6. 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds
  7. 1 teaspoon of split black gram (urad dal)
  8. ½ tablespoon chana dal
  9. 8-9 curry leaves
  10. 1-2 dry red chillies
  11. 1-2 green chillies
  12. 2 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves
  13. ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  14. 1 ½ tablespoons of lemon juice
  15. Salt to taste

Process of Making Lemon Rice

#01 Wash and soak raw rice in water for 15 minutes. Cook it with 1 and ½ cups of water in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles over medium flame. Remove the cooker and let it cool down naturally. Remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.

#02 Heat 1 tablespoons of oil in a pan over medium flame; add 3 tablespoon raw peanuts and 7-8 cashew nuts. Stir fry them until they turn light brown. Now transfer them to a plate.

#03 Now add remaining oil in the same pan and add mustard seeds; when they start crackling, add a pinch of asafetida, urad dal and chana dal. Sauté until they turn light brown.

#04 Add curry leaves, dry chilli and green chilli.

#05 Sauté well for 30 seconds now add turmeric powder and mix well

#06 Add steamed rice. Add fried peanuts and cashew nuts, lemon juice and salt.

#07 Mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes. Turn off the flame, serve in a bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.

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