This South Indian easy simple dish is easily put together when you are in a hurry. You can also make it with leftover rice. Lemon Rice is one of the many rice dishes which forms an integral part of  South Indian Cuisine.

It gives a flavorful, tangy twist to plain white rice.there are many varieties of rice from the South like  Coconut Rice, Yogurt/Curd Rice, Sesame Rice, Tomato Rice, Tamarind Rice…only to name a few!

Try this quick, easy recipe that is so visually appealing.and simple to make with the remaining stuff in your kitchen..


  • Rice -2 cups
  • Lemon juice -3 medium sized lemons
  • Ginger -1 small piece
  • Bengal gram- 1 tsp
  • Urad dal -1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds -1 tsp
  • Curry leaves -1 spring
  • Coriander leaves- a few
  • Green chillies- 2 -3
  • Oil for seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • Fenugreek seeds,Asafoetida-1/2 tsp each
  • Dry chilly-3


  1. Grind fenugreek seeds, asafoetida, turmeric,and dry chilly to a course powder and keep aside.
  2. Take juice of lemon,cook the rice ,and cool aside (the rice should be cooked so that it never sticks together,add a teaspoon of oil while cooking).
  3. Season mustard seeds, urad dal, ginger, Bengal gram and curry leaves in oil.Saute a little followed by the grind-ed powder,green chilly,and salt to taste.
  4. Add this to rice and sprinkle juice of lemon,mix well.
  5. Sprinkle with coriander leaves and serve this mouthwatering lemon rice with any spicy side dish.
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