Tangy Lemon Rice With Peanuts

Lemon rice is a typical south Indian dish and it’s often packed for picnics / lunch boxes by many south Indians. It’s very simple and easy to make and keeps good for long journeys… To enjoy lemon rice, potato crisps are a must. Some like them with Vadaam (fat papad-straws) or pickle.


• 2 cups Rice

• 2 to 4 (depending on the juice) Lemons

• 2 tbsp Peanuts

• 1 tsp Turmeric

• 2 tbsp Chana dal

• 1 tbsp Urad dal

• 2-3 Red chilies

• 2-3 Green chilies

• 2 tbsp Mustard seeds

• 1 tsp Jeera

• 1 small bunch of Curry leaves

• 1/2 cup Oil

• Salt


• Cook rice, drain and keep it aside.

• Add to the rice (not very hot) little oil, turmeric, salt and mix it well.

• Now squeeze lemon juice and add it (according to taste) to rice and mix well.

• Heat oil in a pan, add chana dal, green chilies, urad dal, peanuts, red chilies, curry leaves, mustard and jeera to fry.

• When the ingredients turn brown and mustard starts to splutter, add this to the above prepared rice.

• Now your Lemon Rice is ready.

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