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Lemon Rice

- submitted by Dahlia on 11-04-2007

(Elumichai Sadam, Lime Rice, Nimbehannu Chitraanna)


  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Lemon - 1 no
  • Dry red chilli -2
  • Mustard - ¼ tsp
  • Split black gram - ¼ tsp
  • Bengal gram - ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves - 5
  • Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • carrot - for garnish 


  1. Wash and cook rice. Even left over rice can be used.
  2. Grate the zest of a lemon and keep aside. Now, cut the lemon and squeeze the juice discarding the seeds and keep it aside too.
  3. Now in the a pan heat a tbsp of oil, pop some mustard seeds, bengal gram, split black gram, dry red chilly and curry leaves. (You can also add some peanuts.)
  4. Add the turmeric powder, lemon zest and asafoetida and switch off. You can also add 1 tbsp of grated coconut for some added flavor.
  5. Finally add the lemon juice and salt. Toss the rice with this till everything is well mixed.
  6. Garnish with grated carrot and cilantro.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with spicy egg curry, potato curry or thuvayal.

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Comments (14)

Person ANJALI YADAV   (June 14, 2015)
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 18, 2015)
Thank you.
Person Rich   (August 13, 2014)
totally estatic finding this site,thx!
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 18, 2015)
Thanks dear.
Person maria   (November 23, 2013)
Very nice
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (November 24, 2013)
Person rajes   (August 21, 2013)
thanks for the great recipe
Person Sue   (May 15, 2013)
thank u for posting this recipe..i really like it..
Person samita   (March 5, 2013)
what is Black gram & Bengal Gram
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (March 5, 2013)
Urad dal and channa dal....
Person Salma n halima   (May 25, 2012)
Wow! It's so yummy n delicious dat my whole family ate wit joyfully.i nvr eat such a delicious khana.....salma n halima
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 26, 2012)
Thats great to hear Salma..... Enjoy!!!
Person raji   (May 21, 2012)
it is looking very yummy with the carrot garnish
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 21, 2012)
Thank You.

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