Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lemon Rice - Elumichai Satham

My mom used to prepare lemon rice or tamarind rice, mostly with leftover rice. I too feel it is a good alternate instead of wasting the rice. This is very simply but tastes so good.

  • Rice - 2 cups
  • Lemon juice - 1 (big - which yields 4 to 5 tsp)
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Mustard seeds - 2 pinch
  • Urud dhal (Black gram dal) - 1/2 tsp
  • Chana dhal (Bengal gram dal) - 1/2 tsp
  • Peanuts - 1 tsp (optional)
  • Red chillies (dry) - 2 
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Oil - 2 tsp

  • In a bowl, add salt and squeeze the lemon juice.
  • In a vessel, add oil, and when hot, add mustard seeds, urud dhal, chana dhal, red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Fry till the dhal becomes light brown colour, add in the lemon juice, give a stir and switch off the stove.
  • Add this to the rice and mix well.
  • Lemon rice is ready to serve. 

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35 lovely comments:


I love this lemony rice preparation..


thanks for your comment! great recipe!

Menaga Sathia

One of my fav onepot meal..want to taste immediately!!

Nandita SS

The lemon rice looks delectable Akila. As for your query about the golden syrup, it is a mixture of maple syrup and sugar syrup. Lyles golden syrup is a very popular brand. This syrup is often used to flavour ice creams, cakes etc.


We never had lemon rice growing up, first i made them was after i had my blog, i love them though; this looks so good the rice fluffed up like that.


We never had lemon rice growing up, first i made them was after i had my blog, i love them though; this looks so good the rice fluffed up like that.


Love this tangy rice, very refreshing and light..

Prathima Rao

Makes for a simple & hearty meal :)
Prathima Rao
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Hamaree Rasoi

Delicious and yummy looking lemon rice. I too am tempted to prepare it this week.



Marina@Picnic at Marina

That rice looks very delicious!


hi akila, first time i come across lemon rice. would like to try of course. have a nice day

FewMinute Wonders

Lemon rice is something I love a lot. The temple that I go to make this as prasadham every week and I line up just for it. Looks so colorful.

Sangeetha M

all time this tangy n flavor rich rice with potato fry..Yumm!!
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Beautifull done,love the texture of lemon rice and of course the color too!!

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Looks so refreshing and light :-)

Priya Suresh

I can survive for many days with this yummy lemon rice,love it.

Jayanthy Kumaran

wow..this looks awesome..;P
Tasty Appetite


So simple to prepare yet delicious one..

Jeyashris Kitchen

Simple and easy recipe, perfect one for lunch box


Je fais des pâtes au citron mais pas le riz. A essayer très vite. Il semble délicieux.
Merci de ta visite et à très bientôt.
See soon.


Dear Akila, thank you for visiting my blog and leading me here. I love what I see here and this recipe must be really yummy.
Nice meeting you!


Simple stuff are always the best!!!


Looks delicious..nice colour..
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Divya A

Love the mild color!! Nice recipe my all time favorite..

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

Quick n Easy to make!! I normally add lemon juice to rice after adding the tadka!!! Looks yum!!!
now for your question on Sour Cream, Full Fat cream which is a bit sour, you get it in the market. You can substitute it with Yogurt and Butter milk/Sour milk Mix!!!

Reshmi Mahesh

Lovely color and refreshing flavor...yum..

Kannada Cuisine

Absolutely beautiful

Only Fish Recipes

lemon rice looks very delicious...beautiful clicks !!!

Gayathri NG

Simple n comfort dish, looks perfect color...


A nice simple dish, that can go terribly wrong if you mess up the quantity of lime juice. And yours seems perfect.


Simple n comforting meal,my fav too


It sounds like a perfect light dish for those upcoming Summer days in Romania, when all I want to eat is ice cream :)



A simple but delicious meal to cook when you are feeling lazy and want to have a light day at the kitchen ! I love lemon rice and appalam !


yummy n tangy rice.......


Super comfort food !! looks so delicious !! Thanks for linking to the event !! Appreciate it !!

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