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Nov 4, 2006

Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice is a traditional recipe of South India. This is known as Nimbehannu Chitra Anna in Kannada, (Nimbehannu – Lemon) and Yezhumichhampazha sadam in Tamil (Yezhumichhampazham – Lemon).


Rice – 1 cup
Lemon – 2 or Concentrate Lemon juice – 3 table spoon
Oil – 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds – 2 teaspoon
Urud Dal – 2 table spoon
Turmeric powder
Curry leaves
Asafoetida powder
Green chillis – 3
Ghee fried Cashews for garnishing.


Cook Rice, Separate Grains and keep it aside.

Assemble all the ingredients in front of you

Heat oil in a large kadai. Add the Mustard seeds, when it starts to sputter, add the Urud Dal. When the Dal turns light brown. Add the Green chillis, Asafoetida, Curry leaves and Turmeric Powder and turn off the heat completely. Immediately, add lemon juice (readymade or from fresh lemon) and add the salt. Stir well. Now mix the rice gently in the seasoning until the rice content turns yellow. (Taste the rice, and adjust the lemon and salt according to your taste.) Mix well for equal distribution of the seasoning and garnish with Cashews. Serve warm. Many ingredients, but takes very less time to prepare.


BDSN said...

Ur lime rice looks really yummy..wish i could have a spoonful of it!!!

i have a question for u..which do u like better lime or lemon?

Mythreyee said...

Hey bdsn,

I like Lemon ( the yellow one). I use the Realemon 100% lemon juice concentrate , the big plastic bottle (the small glass bottle doesn't taste good). by the by, Sorry for using Lime instead of Lemon. It is Lemon rice, since I used Lemon. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

This is my first visit to your blog...thanks for the Lemon rice recipe.


Mythreyee said...

Thanks Trupti.

I visited your site and it was a nice blog.

Prabha said...

Very neat presentation...:-)...
Keep up the good work

Mythreyee said...

Athithi: Thanks.

Anonymous said...

hi, I'm new to indian cooking, so please excuse me if this is a silly question! Are the dal and rice already cooked when you add them? Thanks.

Mythreyee said...

The seasoning is mixed with the cooked rice. The urud dal doesn't have to be cooked. Use it in the seasoning. Thanks.