Lemon rice

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 2
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 10m
  • Ready In: 10m
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Lemon rice

A delicious south Indian dish.The lemon in the rice aids in the absorption of iron in your body due to its high vitamin C content.

You can prepare this dish when you are travelling or in a hurry.You can have this for lunch or dinner.Enjoy the tanginess of lemon with rice.


Slice all the vegetables in to 1 1/2 inch piece.

1/4 kg of Basmati rice/Unboiled rice
1 no of Lemon
1/4 spn. of Pepper powder
Salt to taste

To season

1/2 spn. of Oil
1/4 spn. of Mustard seeds
1 small piece of Ginger
2 tbsp. of Peanuts
1 tbsp. of Chana Dal
1/2 spn. of Urd Dal
1/4 spn. of Turmeric powder
1/6 spn. of Asafoetida
4 no of Red chillies
2 springs of Curry leaves


Step 01

Cook basmati rice drain well and keep aside.

Step 02

Heat oil in a pan.

Step 03

Splutter mustard seeds. Then add chana dal,urd dal red chillies and curry leaves.

Step 04

Reduce flame;add turmeric powder and asofoetida and stir well for 1 min.Do not change the turmeric color. Remove from flame.

Step 05

Add this seasoning to rice and mix well.

Step 06

Take juice from lemon(Remove lemon seeds).

Step 07

Mix rice with lemon juice .Add salt and mix well and serve.


You can use any type of dals; or you can make this rice without using peanuts and dal.
Change quantity of lemon juice as per your choice.

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