Lemon Rice

My Mum in Law made this the other day before leaving to go to New York its a famous traveling food in India, as it lasts a long time. It's so simple to make and tastes great.
You can get it with tomato chutney, plantain slices (per Amma) or fish fry. I plan to make it with fish fry soon, of course with eat fish with lemon all the time in the West it must be great.

  • 1 lemon
  • mustard seeds
  • urad dal
  • curry leaves
  • Bengal gram
  • aestofida
  • turmeric
  • cooked rice
  1. heat oil and pop mustard seeds add the above the mustard seeds, dal's curry leaves, turmeric and aestofida then mix in the cooked rice
  2. squeeze a lemon then slowly add to the rice to taste.


  1. NOM!
    Will definitely be trying this some time soon!
    Do you think it would work with brown rice?...

  2. I always like to try something new with rice. I think this is a fantastic recipe!

  3. Bribed with Food: oh brown rice would be great
    My little space: enjoy lol

  4. aah! this is superb...

    You know my mother prepares this for my journey... when I go back to job after visiting my home...

  5. I admit I had to look up several of the ingredients in this dish but it sounds fantastic! Have you ever done a "glossary" of some of the less common ingredients? If so I'd love to see it!

  6. I remember trying this one at a co-workers daughter's birthday. I liked it too. I went back for seconds. It's been a while since I've had it. Maybe I should make me a batch. Yum!!!

  7. Abilash: oh thats so sweet of your mum
    Jennifer: what a great idea, there were new to me in the past as a Brit!
    Jenn:yep you will love it

  8. Wow looks great! I keep meaning to tell you how much I like your header image. it's so welcoming, like I'm coming to dinner every time I visit :)

  9. Kenny: thanks
    Amanda: thanks so much it was eating out with friends so good memories for me lol

  10. This sounds so delicious, but some of the ingredients are strange-sounding. I guess I will have to find an Asian market for them. I so want to try something Indian.

  11. I lov lemon rice.looks perfect and yummy Rebecca..

  12. Oh, I love this stuff! Looks super delish! :D

  13. Judy: have added glossary lol
    Vrinda: thanks
    Kamran: thanks

  14. Wow! Great rice recipe....I will try it soon, sounds fantastic.

  15. This looks delicious! Would love it with fish fry!!

  16. What a great combination (based on those I understand). My husband loves rice and I only love some rice dishes but this sounds like we would both enjoy oit.

  17. Wonderful blog!
    Rebecca,really appreciate your talent effort in trying Indian delicacies. Keep it coming!
    The recipe for lemon rice is just perfect!

  18. This is such a versatile Indian traveling dish as you say... Love it any time!


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