Lemon Rice

25 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 15 minutes | Servings: 2


2 tbsp Sesame Oil (तिल का तेल)

1 tsp Mustard Seeds (सरसों के बीज)

1 tsp Whole Black Gram (गोटा उड़द)

1 tsp Chana Dal (चना दाल)

1 sprig Curry Leaves (कड़ी पत्ता)

2 Dry Red Chillies (सूखी लाल मिर्च)

2-3 fresh Green Chillies – slit in half (हरी मिर्च)

6-8 Cashew Nuts (काजू)

8-10 Peanuts (मूंगफली)

1 tsp Turmeric Powder (हल्दी पाउडर)

Salt to taste (नमक स्वादानुसार)

1 medium Lemon Juice (नींबू का रस)

2 cups Kolum Rice (कोलम चावल)

4-5 Curry Leaves (कड़ी पत्ता)

A pinch Salt (नमक)



  • In a kadai heat sesame oil and add mustard seeds, whole black gram, chana dal and let it get nutty brown.
  • Now add curry leaves, dry red chillies, green chillies, saute for a minute.
  • Then add cashew nuts, peanuts, and saute until light golden brown.
  • Switch off the flames and add turmeric powder, salt, lemon juice and then toss in the rice.
  • Switch the flames back on and sprinkle some water on the rice, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and crushed minutes of curry leaves and salt, mix it properly and serve warm.