Lemon Rice


Lemon Rice is a famous South Indian dish also called Nimmakaya Pulihora in Telugu ,
Nimbehannu Chitranna in Kannada, Yelumiccha Pazha Sadham in Tamil .It is very light & refreshing in taste. It is best to make when you have some leftover rice or if you are in a hurry and don't have enough time to make the entire meal

This zesty lemon rice can also be served as a perfect side dish for your lunch/dinner.

Ingredients:-

Oil:- 2-3 tbsp
Peanuts:- 3tbsp
Channa dal:- 1tsp
Urad Dal:- 1tsp
Mustard Seeds:- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves:- 2-3
Green chilli( Chopped):- 2-3 ( or as per your taste)
Red Chilli:- 1
Turmeric:- 1/2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Garam masala:- 1 tsp
Lemon Juice of 1 1/2 lemons( plz adjust the quantity of lemon juice as per your taste)
Rice:- 1 1/2 cup

Procedure:-

1) Cook the rice with 3 cups of water and let it completely cool.
2) Heat oil in a pan , fry the peanuts and remove them.
3) In the same pan, add channa dal, urad dal and saute till light brown on low heat.
4) Add curry leaves, mustard seeds, red chilli , green chilli, turmeric, salt & garam masala, mix everything well.
5) Remove it from the heat and add it to the cooled rice.
6) Add peanuts and lemon juice in the rice, mix everything well.

Serve with any curry or Raita/Curd and pickle...Enjoy:)







30 comments:

Asha said...

My fave quick meal when I don't have anything else, looks so yum. I haven'
t made it in a few months now! Good post! :)

Sharmila said...

I love lemon rice Preety! :-)

Usha said...

One of my faves, looks delicious ! About the flax seeds you can find it in the baking aisle in most groceries near the different types of flour or in whole foods !

Vicky Xavier. said...

Lemon rice looks great. Whenever I have a very little time to cook, I end up with this. Good job dear.

Varsha Vipins said...

yummy quick fix meal Preetyc

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

i love this lemon rice. i can never get tired of it... you have presented beautifully. nice pic.

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Ranjani said...

Looking good:)

Pooja said...

My favourite dish...Simple and easy...looking yumm preety

Varunavi said...

Lol simple recipe with the left over rice,very famous in andhra

Ann said...

My fav rice as well..looks awesome dear..lemon is a great taste.

DEESHA said...

i love this with chips .. soo yum

Madhumathi said...

All time fav dish..Looks lovely :)

Cham said...

One of the rice, i never mind to have for breakfast too. Delicous!

Deepa Hari said...

Looks nice Preety...very simple and easy too...i love to have it with tomato pickle and chips.

priar's, said...

Hi preety,
this is the rice i always make for travel...urs looks perfect

Gita's Kitchen said...

Hi Preety, thank you very much for the comment. You have lovely blog, loved reading all your posts. Lemon rice is my favorite, nice color :)

Priya Sriram said...

Lemon rice sounds very simple but looks delicious Preety! Good one!

Malar Gandhi said...

Love lemon rice...yummm!

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

yummy one! I love this..btw, have u changed the look and feel of your blog? I looks nice!

Premyscakes said...

my fav too. love that tangy taste.

Laavanya said...

I love tangy lemon rice.. esp. with a dry potato curry or chips.

Preety said...

yup madhu i changed the layout of my blog..i am glad you liked it

Poornima Nair said...

This is something I always make when I've got some left over cooked rice...looks yumm

Vibaas said...

my all time fav. looks yummy :)

Priti said...

All time fav of mine too...looks yum..

phanitha said...

Easiest meal to prepare when there is little time...
Looks mouthwatering..

Superchef said...

as a kid, i used to hate lemon rice..but over the years i have begun to love this..this really looks delicious!

sriharivatsan said...

All time fav!!! Love to have this with garlic pickle...Yurs look very much inviting...

Smitha said...

Love tangy lemon rice n I love to add some chopped coriander too in the end:)

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