January 30, 2017

Lemon Rice

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A simple but an authentic south indian recipe.Can be put together with minimal ingredients.
The juice from fresh lime gives a refreshing and a tangy flavor to the rice making it absolutely appetizing for the taste buds.

Preparation Time : 10-15 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Serves : 2-3

Jain version : Skip the groundnuts and use cashewnuts  roasted in ghee.


1 cup rice
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp channa dal / bengal gram dhal
1 tsp udad dal
handful of peanuts
few no curry leaves
3-4 green chillies
1-2 dry red chillies
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
corriander leaves chopped
pinch of asafoetida
pinch of turmeric
oil for tempering


  • Wash the rice properly and pressure cook with 1.5 cups of water and a few drops of oil.
  • Wait until the pressure is released and fluff the rice using a fork.Do it gently to avoid breaking of the rice grains.
  • In a kadai,heat about 2 tbsp oil and fry the peanuts over medium flame until they turn crisp.Keep aside.
  • In the same oil,splutter the mustard seeds,after crackling,add the udad dal,channa dal and fry until golden brown.
  • Next ,add the green chillies,curry leaves,red chillies,asafoetida,lightly fry and turn off the stove.
  • Lastly,add in the turmeric powder and required amount of salt. This is done at the end to prevent the turmeric powder from burning.
  • Spread this tempering,fried peanuts and lime juice over the fluffed rice and mix gently.
  • Adjust salt and lime juice as per your taste.
  • Sprinkle corriander over the rice and serve hot with curd,pickle and appalam/papad.

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