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Recipe: Lemon Rice

Updated on June 14, 2009

Lemon Rice

This is a very popular south Indian rice dish, very easy to prepare.


  1. 6 Chillies, cut lengthwise
  2. 1 Onion
  3. Garlic 1/4 spoon
  4. 1 medium size Tomato
  5. Coriander leaves
  6. Curry leaves
  7. Mustard seeds
  8. Peanuts 1 cup (ground nuts)
  9. 1 Lemon
  10. 1/4 spoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  11. 2 tsp salt
  12. 2 cups rice

Method of preparation:

  • Keep rice for cooking
  • In a medium size pan first heat oil put Mustard seeds when hot then curry leaves
  • Now add peanuts and fry until red, be careful not to overcook
  • Now add chillies and fry for 1 minutes
  • Now add onions and fry for 3 minutes
  • Now add tomato and coriander leaves and boil for 6-8 minutes on medium heat, keep stirring once in a while
  • In the end add lemon juice, turmeric, salt and mix everything well
  • Once rice is done and cooled a bit, mix both

Enjoy this time honoured rice dish.

bon appetit


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      Nilesh 9 years ago

      I always wanted to make lemon rice, your recipe really inspired me to do it.

      It came out really nice and I enjoyed it. Thanks for the recipe ...