Lemon Rice
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Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 People
  • Canola oil or vegetable oil or Ghee- 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- ½ tbsp
  • Chana dal- 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal- ½ tbsp
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Green chili, chopped- 1, large
  • Whole dry red chili- 2
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice, freshly squeezed- ¼ cup
  • Basmati rice, cooked- 3 cups
  • Salt- to taste
  1. Cook basmati rice in a rice cooker along with salt and water. I used 3 cups of cooked basmati rice, you can make more according to your needs.
  2. Have the freshly squeezed lemon juice ready.
  3. Place a large pan over medium heat, add oil or ghee.
  4. Add mustard seeds, let it splutter.
  5. Add chana dal, saute till it turns light golden.
  6. Add urad dal, saute till it turns light golden.
  7. Add curry leaves, whole dry red chili and chopped green chilies, saute for a few seconds.
  8. Lower the heat and add turmeric powder, saute for a couple of seconds, don't burn it.
  9. Immediately, add lemon juice, give it a stir.
  10. Add cooked rice, combine well without any lumps, cook for a minute.
  11. Remove from the heat and keep it covered.
  12. Serve lemon rice with pickle, yogurt or any of your favorite veggie side dish.
Recipe by Cooking with Thas - Healthy Recipes, Instant pot, Videos by Thasneen at https://www.thasneen.com/cooking/lemon-rice-4/