Lemon rice

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

Lemon rice

Lemon rice is an authentic south Indian main course which does not require any side dish to eat. South Indian regions like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka are famous for flavored rice dishes like lemon rice, puliyogare, tomato rice, curd rice etc. Lemon rice is a perfect travel food as it does not get spoilt easily. Addition of peanuts in lemon rice gives a crunchy feel to the dish.

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


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 minute.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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