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How to make tasty Elumichai sadham or Lemon Rice South Indian Tamilnadu or Madras Style Recipe

Updated on February 1, 2015
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Tasty Garnished Lemon Rice
Tasty Garnished Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice

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Lemon Recipe - Introduction

Lemon Rice is a traditional south Indian dish. It is also called as variety rice. Method of preparation is given below . Taste it and enjoy it.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Serves two people


  • 1/4 kg Rice, (cooked)
  • 3 Lemon, (juice)
  • 3 tea spoon refined Oil
  • 1/4 tea spoon Mustard
  • 1 tea spoon Bengal gram
  • 1 tea spoon broken white gram
  • 1/4 tea spoon fenugreek
  • 3 red chilies, (cut into pieces)
  • 1 tea spoon Asatafoida powde
  • 1 tea spoon Ginger, (cut into pieces)
  • 1 tea spoon garlic, (cut into pieces)
  • 3 tea spoon Groundnut fried
  • 1 tea spoon Turmeric
  • 1 tea spoon Salt
  • 1 Onion, (cut into pieces)
step 3,4
step 3,4


  1. In a cooker pour ½ liter water and put thoroughly washed rice in it and close the lid. Wait for 3-4 whistles for the rice to get cooked
  2. In a frying pan, add oil, fenugreek, mustard seeds and wait till it crackles. Then add Bengal gram, broken white gram and red chilies, onion and wait till it becomes golden brown,
  3. Then add ginger, garlic, groundnut, turmeric and salt and stir well. Till the Ground nut gets fried. Pour the lemon juice in the mixture and stir well.
  4. Now add cooked rice in the mixture and mix evenly.
  5. Finally put the lemon rice in a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves on it.
  6. Lemon rice can be served with coriander chutney, coconut chutney and pickle.
  7. If salt is less it can be mixed with the rice.
Lemon Rice is Ready
Lemon Rice is Ready


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