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Lemon Rice

Rice is a staple food in mysore locally and you will find nth number of dishes with it. As it is cooked mostly everyday leftovers is always there and with different temperings and different masala, you can dish up rice in a completely new avatar.

Lemon rice is a very simple dish which taste awesome with a minimum use of ingredients…….this dish comes into hubby’s fav list and is a quick fix solution for leftover rice.

Lemon Rice


2 cups cooked rice

1 tbsp oil

1 tbsp groundnuts

1/2 tbsp chana dal

1/2 tbsp urad dal

1 tsp rai

2 green chillies

5 curry leaves

1/4 tsp haldi

Juice of 1 lemon

salt to taste

coriander leaves


Heat oil in a pan, add groundnuts, chana dal and urad dal, when they turn slightly brown in color add rai, chillies and curry leaves.

Take it off the pan and add juice of 1 lemon and mix.

Add cooked rice and salt to taste and give a mix nicely.i

Keep it on heat again and keep mixing lightly for a min till the rice is hot

Garnish with coriander leaves.


 If you are preparing rice for this, dont make the rice mushy, each grains have to be separate.

U can follow the tempering method till the addition of lemon juice and add it hot rice and then mix when the the rice is cooled.

Usually lemon is added after adding rice but i like to add the juice to hot oil and then proceed.

Enjoy Cooking!


4 thoughts on “Lemon Rice

  1. yes.. even I too luv this dish.. and luv the most wen My mom prepares it.. U can add onions for the same or hing wen prepared without onions
    hey and also tomatoes for the onion less prepartion.. its different again…..
    I also add dill leaves say 1 cup of it finely cut and add them along with others while tempering.. 🙂

  2. This is my favorite variety rice, actually today I was thinking to post this only 😉 then changed it to peanut rice … I cant stop eating this as lemon is my favorite flavor and taste 🙂

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