Lemon Rice


  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 green chillies, chopped fine
  • 1” piece ginger, chopped fine
  • 3 tbsp peanuts
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of 2 limes or lemons
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

For Tempering

  1. 2 tsp oil
  2. 1 tsp mustard seeds
  3. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  4. 1 tsp urad dal
  5. 1 tsp chana dal
  6. 1 dry red chilli, halved
  7. 1/2 tsp asafoetida powder
  8. A few curry leaves

Method –

  1. Cook the rice and set aside
  2. Heat oil
  3. Add the ingredients for tempering
  4. When the mustard seeds splutter, add the green chillies, ginger and peanuts and fry for a couple of minutes
  5. Add the rice, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well
  6. Turn off the heat and mix in the lemon juice
  7. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot

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