February 2, 2013

Lemon Rice / Elumichai Sadham / Narangi Rice / Cherunaranga chorru

                I was never good preparing lemon rice, it was my MIL who taught me to make lemon rice and tamarind rice. ah you would wonder is making lemon rice that hard - well no but bringing the perfect taste is what is the matter. Now i am happy that i prepare it perfect just like the way my MIL prepares. What is the best combo for this rice other than Potato Fry / Urulaikizhangu poriyal (Click on).

               For your pot-luck parties or trips this is one good rice we can prepare at ease and store for day long.

Boiled Rice - 3 cups (I used Indiagate basumathi rice)
Bengal gram(split) - 3 teaspoons
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Ground nut / Pea-nut - 1/4 cup
Dry Red chilli - 2 no's
Green chilli - 1/4 teaspoon (chopped)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Asafoetida / Hing - 1/4 teaspoon
Oil - 2 tablespoons
Lemon juice - 2-1/2 tablespoons
Salt - As needed
Coriander leaves - 1 teaspoon(chopped)

  • Heat oil, Add mustard(Let it splatter), Bengal gram splits,Cumin seeds,Red chilli & Ground nuts. Allow to roast well.

  • Add green chilli,Turmeric powder, Asafoetida, salt and saute.

  • Add boiled rice-mix well. now add lemon juice,coriander leaves - mix well and keep it closed for a minute on medium flame.

  • Lemon rice is ready to serve.

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  1. Delectably presented with potato sides..The perfect lunch combo :) Looks too good!!

  2. Very recently I too have made lime rice and blogged. We never get tired of this wonderful meal. Well captured and done!

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    1. Thank you bharathy...thanks for the invite and will sure follow your blog and send you the entry.

  3. Delicious lemon rice Divya, my hubby is not fan of it. I love it though.


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