Lemon Rice is a famous cuisine of South India. It is a simple dish, easy to prepare and is very delicious. It is a filling rice dish with a hint of lemon that enhances its flavour. The lemon adds a sour taste to it and is served hot with pickle or curd raita.
Serves – 2
Ingredients for Lemon Rice Recipe
- Medium sized rice/gobind bhog/ Jeera Samba – 3 cups
- Oil – 2tbsp
- Lemon juice – 1½ lemon
- Dry Red chillies – 3 big (broken in halves)
- Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
- Curry leaves – 2strands
- Urad dal – 2 tbsp
- Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
- Salt – to taste
Procedure for preparing Lemon Rice Recipe
Cook the rice by adding six glasses of water (2 glass of water for 1 cup rice) so that the grains do not stick to each other, also add salt while cooking the rice . After the rice is cooked spread the cooked rice on a flat surface so that the grains are kept separated.
Heat oil in wok and add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. To this add the dry red chillies and curry leaves and urud dal, sauté for 3-4 minutes till the urud dal turns lightly brownish in colour.
Meanwhile rub turmeric powder on the rice.
Once the urud dal turns brownish add the turmeric applied rice and also add lemon juice. Mix well and toss till the the lemon juice is evenly mixed with the rice. Check seasoning and add more salt if required.
Lemon Rice is ready to be served hot with Curd raita.