lemon rice

Lemon Rice

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Lemon Rice Recipe| Lemon rice is a crunchy, flavorful, and sour rice recipe from south India. It’s easy to cook the dish. It’s an easy and simple south Indian staple food recipe made with boiled rice and a generous amount of lemon flavors.

It is one of the frequently made recipes in south India with leftover rice for morning breakfast. Yet it can also be served for lunch and dinner with chutney.

Lemon Rice

Course: MainCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

3

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

20

minutes

Lemon Rice Recipe| Lemon rice is a crunchy, flavorful, and sour rice recipe from south India.

Ingredients

  • For Tempering
  • 3 tbsp Gingelly oil

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1 tsp urad dal

  • 1 tbsp chana dal

  • 1 to 2 dried red chilies

  • 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped

  • 6 to 8 garlic cloves

  • 1 chili, finely chopped

  • a pinch of hing / asafoetida

  • few curry leaves

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • salt as required

  • lemon juice from 2 lemons

  • For Cooking Rice
  • 1.5 cup of rice

  • 4.5 cups of water

  • salt as required

Directions

  • Pressure cook Rice
  • Pressure cook 1.5 cups of rice with 4.5 cups of water & salt required.
  • Mash the hot cooked rice & keep aside.
  • Tempering
  • In a kadai heat 3 tbsp oil.
  • Roast 1 tbsp chana dal & 1 tsp urad dal.
  • Crackle 1 tsp mustard seeds & dried chilies.
  • Then add the finely chopped ginger, green chili & the garlic pods.
  • Roast the garlic pods until it turns golden brown and crunchy.
  • Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder & saute well.
  • Mix lemon juice with 1/4 tsp salt. Add this lemon juice to the tempering & switch off the flame.
  • Further, pour this hot tempering to the hot mashed rice & mix well making sure everything is well combined.
  • Lemon Rice can be served now.

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