Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice!!!😃 One of the most famous rice recipe from South India. It is so tasty, light and easy to prepare. If you have cooked rice then it will take hardly 5 mins to prepare lemon rice. Yes, It's that easy and that quick recipe.


Lime juice - 1/4 cup(Or to taste)
Cooked Rice - 3 cups
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Ghee/ oil - 2 tsp or as you wish😉
Peanuts - 10-15
Chana dal - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Dried red chillies - 2
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Coriander leaves (Chopped) - 1 tbsp


  • Mix salt, turmeric and lime juice with rice. You can increase or decrease the quantity of lime juice as per your taste. Rice should be hot while mixing.
  • Heat ghee/ oil in tadka pan.
  • Add peanuts. Sauté them for 2 mins on low flame.
  • Add asafoetida, dried red chilli,  chana dal and urad dal. After half a minute add mustard seeds. Let it splutter. 
  • Turn off the flame and add curry leaves.
  • Add this tadka to lemon rice. 
  • Mix it well and cover it for some time. 
  • Garnish it with Coriander leaves before serving.


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