Lemon Rice


  • Raw Rice – 2 cups
  • Lemon – 2
  • Red chilly or green chilli – 4
  • Bengal gram dhal – 1 teaspoon
  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon
  • Asafotida – ¼ teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Cashew nut – 1 tablespoon
  • Gingelly Oil – 4 or 5 tablespoon
  • Mustard – Half teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  1. Cook rice till soft (But not mushy). Put it in a plate or broad vessel and spread it. Sprinkle one or two teaspoon oil over it.
  2. Take out juice from the lemons.
  3. In a kadai pour the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up, add Bengal gram dhal, urad dhal, and fry till it turns light brown.
  4. Add cashew nuts, chillies, asafetida powder and curry leaves and fry for a while.
  5. Add turmeric powder and salt and stir well.
  6. Keep the stove in low heat and add the cooked rice and gently mix it.
  7. Finally add lemon juice and mix it once again and remove.

You can also add ground nuts, a small piece of fresh ginger chopped while seasoning. Instead of nuts, you can add few green peas cooked and a small carrot cut into small pieces.


  1. Hi Kamala maami! How are you? Tried your lemon rice for lunch…..superb taste…thanks Maami.

  2. Sowri Rajan

    I tried most of your recipes. Very easy to prepare. No doubt, my dishes are well appreciated by every one. Thanks to you.
    Kind regards,

  3. Pradnya Shenoy

    Very nice recipes..I am not fond of cooking but after reading your recipes, I have started cooking.. Thanks.

  4. Hi ma’am l tried a few of your recipes cames well and very delicious…it’s very easy to prepare…many thanks

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