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Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice-Simple and flavourful peanut and lemon rice -a South Indian specialty
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Rice preparation, Tiffin recipes, Travel Food
Cuisine: South Indian Cuisine
Keyword: lemon rice, lemon,, rice
Servings: 3
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 2.5 cup Cooked Rice
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 1 tsp Ginger/ adrak
  • To Taste Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric/ Haldi

Tempering/ Tadka/ waghar

  • 2 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts/ Moongphali
  • 1.5 tsp Mustard Seeds/ Rai
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida/ Hing
  • 1 tbsp White lentil/ Urad daal
  • 1 tsp Bengal Gram/ Chana daal
  • 4 Dried red chilies
  • 12 Cashew nuts/ Kaju
  • 10 Curry Leaves


  • Heat oil in a heavy and broad bottom pan.
    Add peanuts and stir fry on low flame till golden in colour,Drain and keep aside
  • Now add urad daal,chana daal and when it start’s to get some colour add the cashew nuts and stir
  • When cashew start’s getting a nice color then add whole red chilies,green chilies ,curry leaves and asafoetida.
  • Add turmeric,fried peanuts,boiled rice and salt and stir to mix well.
  • Switch off the flame and then add lemon juice and mix.
  • Keep it covered for about 10-15 minutes so it absorbs all the flavours and the urad daal and chana daal will also become slightly soft.