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Today again it’s going to be one of the most simplest and easiest rice variety. Quick , easy and fast to pack for lunch. Very common in South Indian houses 🙂 And this is my hubby’s favorite 🙂



Basmathi Rice : 1 cup

Lemon : 1 small

Salt : 1/2 teaspoon

Oil : 1 tablespoon (preferably sesame oil)

Turmeric powder : 1/4 teaspoon

Mustard Seeds : 1/8 teaspoon

Urad dal : 1/8 teaspoon

Channa dal : 1/4 teaspoon

Peanuts : 1 tablespoon (unsalted)

Curry Leaves : few

Asafoetida/Hing : 1 generous pinch


  • Cook Basmathi rice with 1 : 1.5 cup of rice and water. Let it cool, set it aside.
  • Squeeze Lemon juice.
  • Heat oil in a large heavy bottomed pan.
  • Add mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, peanuts. Let it crackle. Add asafoetida and curry leaves.
  • Next add turmeric powder and lemon juice mix well. Let it get heated for 2 mins. Then reduce the heat to low.
  • Next add the rice to pan and mix well.  Add salt and mix. Make sure it doesn’t get over cooked and smashed.

Now easy lemon rice is ready 🙂 Goes well with chips or potato gravy.