Lemon Rice


  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 2 tbsp gram dal (Chana dal)
  • 1½ tsp urad dal
  • ½ tsp mustard seed
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp asafetida
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • ¼-½ tsp red chilli powder
  • ¼ cup roasted or fried peanuts
  • ½ cup coriander leaves
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 4 tsp oil
  • Juice of 1 large sized lemon
  • Lemon zest
  • Salt to taste


  1. Soak rice and chana dal for 1 hour and cook it with salt, turmeric powder and 2 tsp oil with adequate water (enough to cook the rice grain, but not to make it very soggy)
  2. Heat remaining oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, urad dal and hing. When urad dal gets light pink, add rice and dal mixture, salt, red chilli powder, chaat masala and mix properly.
  3. Add peanuts and lemon zest and mix well. Allow it to cool to room temperature.
  4. Add lemon juice and coriander leaves and mix softly.
  5. Serve warm.

2 thoughts on “Lemon Rice

  1. parita

    Lemon rice is my all time fav, i prepare in very similar way, liked the idea of adding chaat masala..yummy!! thanks for visiting my blog, youve got lovely space here, shall visit again 🙂

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