Lemon Rice


1 cup basmati rice
3/4 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp channa dal
1 tsp urad dal
10 cashew nuts
2 dry red chillies
3-4 green chillies, chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 sprig curry leaves
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
salt to taste
3 tbsp oil


  1. Soak the rice in water for about 30 minutes. Wash and cook the rice in a deep pan adding about 4-5 cups of water and salt till done. Drain the water and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add channa dal , urad dal and cashew nuts and saute till golden on medium flame.
  3. Reduce the flame and add dry red chillies, chopped green chillies, turmeric powder and curry leaves and saute for few seconds.
  4. Then add lemon juice and little salt and mix well.
  5. Now add the cooked rice to this,  mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes on low flame. Remove from flame and serve hot…
Recipe adapted from here


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