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lemon rice

Mahek Naaz
15 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT lemon rice RECIPE

Lemon rice is a delicious South indian dish made with steam rice and flavored with the tinginess of lemon juice giving an amazing tangy flavor and freshness to the rice

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • South Indian
  • Sauteeing
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. Boiled rice 1 cup
  2. Red chili 2 number
  3. Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
  4. Chana dal 1/2 tsp ( bengal grams)
  5. peanut 1/2 tsp
  6. ginger ( chapped) 1/2 tsp
  7. Curry leaves 2 sprigs
  8. hing 1 pinch
  9. Green chilli 2 number
  10. turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  11. Red chili powder 1/2 tsp
  12. salt to taste
  13. lemon juice 1
  14. Suger 1/2 tsp
  15. oil 1 tbsp


  1. Heat the oil in a pan add red chili, mustard seeds.
  2. When mustard seeds splutter add chana dal,peanut,saute it till the dales turn golden
  3. Add chopped ginger,curry leaves hing, green chili,turmeric powder,red chili powder,sugar,salt and lime juice to the tempering
  4. Mix it to the pre cooked boiled rice
  5. Ready your lemon rice

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