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LEMON RICE
Lemon rice is a simple recipe which i rarely make make at home but will  be very handy for lunch box on weekday mornings when i get up little late and running out of time. We make this for Kannum pongal and Aadi 18 too along with other rice varieties. Here is my version of Lemon rice.
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INGREDIENTS:

COOKED RICE(RAW RICE) 1/2 CUP
LEMON JUICE 1 TBLSP
GREEN CHILLI 2
GINGER(grated) 1/2 TBLSP
SALT AS NEEDED
OIL 3/4 TBLSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
CHANNA DAL 1 TSP
URAD DAL 1 TSP
PEANUTS 1 TBLSP
CASHEWNUTS 1 TSP(OPTIONAL)
ROASTED GRAM 1/2 TBLSP
TURMERIC POWDER 1/4 TSP
CURRY LEAVES FEW
SALT AS NEEDED

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METHOD:

  • Cook the rice into separate grains and allow it to cool completely by spreading it in a wide plate.Add salt to this. In a pan, add chopped green chilli,ginger, urad dal, channa dal ,roasted gram and cashew nuts. Keep it in a low flame and let the dals get golden brown color.
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  • Add the mustard seeds now and when it crackles add the turmeric powder. Switch off the flame and add it to rice.
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  • Add lemon juice and mix well. check for salt. Serve with papad, vadam or with Mor kuzhambhu as my mom does.
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NOTE:

  1. I used sona masoori rice, you can even use basmathi rice.
  2. The quantity of lemon juice depends on the tanginess of the juice and according to your taste buds too.
  3. You can add grated carrots in the last to make it healthier.

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23 comments

RENU January 14, 2013 - 7:17 am

jeyashree
looks superb…happy pongal

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Hamaree Rasoi January 14, 2013 - 8:43 am

Happy Pongal to you and your family.
Deepa

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APARNARAJESHKUMAR January 14, 2013 - 10:11 am

happy pongal jey ! cup super :)and so as Photo!

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divya January 14, 2013 - 2:49 pm

Great & gorgeous looking recipe… Have a nice day. Happy Pongal & Sankranti.

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Mahi January 14, 2013 - 4:24 pm

Pongal vazhthukkal jeyashri! Lemon rice looks delicious!

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Uma Ramanujam January 14, 2013 - 5:15 pm

Looks Yummy. I like lemon rice the most when it has peanuts in it. Happy Pongal to you and your family Jeyashri.

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Hema January 14, 2013 - 6:01 pm

Love this especially with all those nuts..

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Priya January 14, 2013 - 10:02 pm

Serve me this lemon rice with spicy potato roast, i can have it even daily..lovely clicks.

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Veena Theagarajan January 14, 2013 - 10:49 pm

my kids favourite lunch item.. So simple and easy one
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Sangeetha January 14, 2013 - 11:38 pm

Iniya Pongal NalVazhthukkal !! one of my fav rice recipe, looks so yumm!

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Julie January 15, 2013 - 3:26 pm

love this tangy rice always,yummy lunch box idea..Love the clicks too!
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Kaveri Venkatesh January 15, 2013 - 3:53 pm

Happy Pongal Jeyashri,
Lemon rice and mor kuzhambu is a new combo..sounds interesting…Nice clicks

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M D January 15, 2013 - 5:41 pm

Happy Pongal! That Lemon rice looks delicious!

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Reshmi Mahesh January 15, 2013 - 8:17 pm

Tangy yummy rice…Lovely clicks..

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ShravsCookBookBlog January 16, 2013 - 7:27 am

its my favorite recipe…umm yummy….

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RAKS KITCHEN January 17, 2013 - 2:32 am

My favorite 🙂 Kinnam so cute 🙂

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Sharmilee! :) January 18, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Looks so good that I want to grab it immediately 🙂

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Our Little Princess January 19, 2013 - 9:32 am

Can I know where you buy sona masoori rice in Singapore. I tried many Indian shops in little India but could not find. Hope you can help me.

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admin January 20, 2013 - 10:37 am

I buy either from Abdul rahim stores in upper dickson road or from Karthiga stores in Buffaloa road. Even u can get in Lavan agro veg stores (opp to mustafa) near raj restaurant.

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Dipti May 20, 2013 - 9:48 am

the recipe is looking amazing…thanks for sharing it..
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Govind Mitharan January 24, 2014 - 8:18 am

Nice when the color is changing. By Cookscape

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Ethirajan V December 28, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Ms.Jeyashri….Under the heading "METHOD " You have forgotten to mention when to put the 3/4 TBLSP oil whioh is in the ingredients list…

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