Lemon Rice ( Festival recipe )

Just like coconut rice, Lemon rice is easy to mix and serve. Along with coconut rice and tamrind rice , this forms a part of festival recipes especially Aadi  festival.

This also forms a part of some very easy dishes to put together for school kids and office goers and a time saver. These mixed rice preparations are also great to pack for travel journeys.


2 cups plain raw rice .
2 tbsp lemon juice from fairly large juicy lemons.
3 slitted green chillis or finely chopped green chillis.
Pinch of turmeric powder.
salt to taste.

For tempering:

2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tso chana dal/ Bengal gram dal
sprigs of curry leaves 
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves.


Pressure cooks rice with sufficient water to get  fluffy grains and not over cooked.
Let the  rice cool down after opening the pressure cooker.
Keep the rice fluffed and separate while cooling.
Take a pan, heat the oil, splutter the mustard seeds, brown the chana dal, add the turmeric powder, green chillis,  sprigs of curry leaves , salt and then lastly add the fluffed cooled rice.
Add the juice of lemons after the rice is cooled down and removed from the flame.Stir well after adding the lemon juice.
Serve with papad , pickle or as it is.

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