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lemon rice

Lemon rice

Lemon rice is a tasty variety of rice that is usually prepared during festivals in South India.

Course festival cooking, lunch box, lunch ideas, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, karnataka
Keyword chitranna, festival, lemon rice, lunch box, rice variety
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Jayashree


  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 2 tbsp groundnuts
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp bengal gram
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • a few curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 4 green chilly
  • coriander leaves
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp fresh coconut


  1. Wash and cook the rice in pressure cooker. The grains should be separate. Add water accordingly. 

  2. Take oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, as it crackle add bengal gram and urad dal, let cook for a few seconds. Add groundnuts, let cook for a few minutes. Then add the green chilly, asafoetida, turmeric powder and curry leaves.

  3. Put the cooked rice in it. Add salt and mix well. Put lemon juice to it. 

  4. Garnish with coconut and coriander leaves.