Lemon rice
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Author vahchef Yield No Value
Published Sep 26, 2007 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Rices Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Rice Standing Time 1 hour
Description: Lemon rice is a delicious south Indian dish made with steam rice and flavoured with the tanginess of Lemon juice giving an amazing tangy flavor and freshness to the rice.

Recipe of Lemon rice

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Lemon Juice 20 ml
Hing ( Asafotida 1 Pinch
Ginger 1 Slice
Channa Dal 10 Grams
Mustard Seeds 5 Grams
Cashew Nuts 10 Grams
Gr Chilli 5 Grams
Cooked Rice 100 Grams
Coriander Leaves 1 Springs
Curry Leaves 1 Springs
Urad Dal 10 Grams
Peanuts 10 Grams
Oil 10 ml
Red Chilli 5 Grams
Turmeric 1 Pinch


  1. Pick, wash and soak rice for about thirty minutes. Drain and then boil in plenty of boiling salted water until almost done. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil/ghee in a shallow pan or a kadai. Add a pinch of asafoetida, mustards, add dried red chillies broken into two, urad dal, chana dal and ginger and nuts. Cook until dals change colour to light brown. Then add curry leaves. Mix turmeric powder in this. Stir fry for half a minute. Add cooked rice, salt and lemon juice. 
  3. Garnish with coriander .

Posted Sep 26, 2007

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Subhra Nandi Sep 1, 2013
What happened to the video? It's not on YouTube or on your website. I really like your recipe.

uzma Nov 20, 2010
Sanjay, thank u so much, i love watching ur videos, and i accept u as my guru in my kitchen, i have been looking for this recipe for ages, as some of my indian friends gave me that rice, but unfortunately we did not speak the same language so i could not ask for the recipe, May Allah bless u, thank u so much
kindest regards to u
Mrs jameel

sunita Apr 16, 2010
VAh Chef is the right name for you. I have been married for 22 years and in this period of time I have tried out so many recipes. My husbands loves good food and he is a cook himself. So, to satisfy his taste buds I have tried umpteen number of recipes. But I don't know of anybody who gives such measurements and truly inspires people to cook. I am so hooked on to your sight that I have tried out 4-5 recipes in a matter of a week's time. Well done Chef, watching you makes me want to cook. My daughter and husband make fun of me seeing this new found enthusiasm. By the way, my husband wants to know if you are keen on starting a restaurant in the middle east. ?Keep up the good work Chef and keep inspiring people.

dhruv tanwani Sep 10, 2009
i want to see my recepies which have been posted earlier .Lemon rice looks good.

Alka Jun 1, 2009
excellent!, wonderful

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