Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lemon Rice

This is one of the classic from south india.Be it a lunch box or a festival this will be on the list.Its easy to put together and taste great with some roasted potatoes.Born and bought up in chennai and lived there,my mom makes this as my lunch box treat and i love this.I make this every once in a while to treat my family.

Ingredients :
Rice : 2 cup(cooked)
Capsicum : 1/4 cup chopped
Green Chilli : 2 slit long wise
Ginger : 1tbsp chopped
Turmeric Powder : 1/2tsp
Lemon Juice : 2tbsp
Salt : to taste

To Temper : 
Oil : 1 tbsp
Mustard : 1tsp
Jeera : 2tsp
Red Chilli : 1 
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6
Hing : a pinch

In a kadai,add oil,mustard,jeera.When they crackle,add red chilli,curry leaves,hing.
Add the green chilli,ginger,turmeric powder and chopped capsicum.
Fry until the sides are brown and crisp.Add salt and lemon juice and mix well.
Add the cooked rice and mix well.Adjust the salt and lemon juice.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Be creative on adding veggies.I sometimes add cooked chickpeas.
If you are like me add fresh fenugreek leaves. :)
Goes well with roasted potatoes and sambar.

On the end note,Devi passed me this beautiful award.She has great blog with wonderful recipes.Thanks dear.

The rule says to pass on to 15 bloggers.Im passing this to all my blogger friends since everyone is unique and special.Please free to pick it up.



  1. thats a wonderful rice and my all time favourite

  2. I love lemon rice too but don't use capsicum in it:)...looks yum!

  3. Gorgeous and yummy rice, simply delicious.

  4. So tangy and yummy, a perfect comfort meal. Congratulations on your award.

  5. a perfect comfort meal... yum :) Love the addition of chickpeas... beautiful :)

  6. That's a nice version of lemon rice..loved it!
    Congrats on your award..very well deserved :)

    US Masala

  7. Very colorful and delicious looking rice. Can be had during any time of the day.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Yummy rice, love it anytime..adding capsicums and chickpeas sounds truly interesting..

  9. I'd love to have this classic dish with potato fry.

  10. I love lemon rice too and that looks yummie!

  11. I can eat this twice than my normal intake,looks soo good!