Easy Lemon Rice Recipe

Easy Lemon Rice RecipeLemon is just a synonym of freshness, at least to me. Lemon rice is a very popular recipe in the south India and now we east Indians also started loving these recipes. So here I pen down the famous recipe for you all.

Easy Lemon Rice Recipe



  • Rice- 2 bowls (short grained)
  • Black mustard seeds- 1 tea spoon
  • Red chillies- 2-3
  • Black gram (de-skinned)- 1 tablespoon
  • Cashew nuts
  • Very finely chopped ginger
  • Curry leaves
  • Green chillies- 1-2 chopped
  • Some turmeric powder- it adds the nice color to the recipe, make sure you are not using more. Very less is required
  • Lemon juice- hero of the recipe (2-3 lemon)
  • Hing (Asafoetida powder)- a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar- a pinch to balance the taste
  • Oil- 2-3 table spoon

You can also use red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste if you want it to be spicier

Easy Lemon Rice RecipeProcedure:

  1. Take some oil into the cooking pan and let it warm.
  2. Add red chilies (dry) into the warm oil, followed by black mustard seeds and some black gram (chana daal).
  3. Add cashew nuts to the pan. You can use peanuts instead of cashew nuts.
  4. Add very finely chopped gingers and saute.
  5. Now add some clean curry leaves to it.
  6. Now it is time to add a pinch of hing ( Asafoetida) and chopped green chillies to it.
  7. If you want more the rice to be spicy thenadd a little bit red chilli powder
  8. Now add some turmeric powder and be very careful here. Overuse of turmeric will spoil the taste of this dish.
  9. Add salt to taste.
  10. Now add the lemon juice to it.
  11. After mixing the ingredients very well, now pour the rice into the mixture
  12. Mix the rice very well and before turning off the heat, sprinkle some sugar to balance the harsh sourness of lemon juice.
  13. Now your lemon rice is ready to serve.