Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice

By NamakShamak
  • Serves: 2
  • Prep Time: 5 Minute
  • Cooking: 10 Minute
  • Calories:

My Sunday evening meals are generally light (after heavy lunches followed by extra long naps, there is no scope heavy dinner). And they are generally made with leftovers either from morning breakfast or lunches.I normally do not cook with the previous days leftovers.For me the definition of leftover is the excesses from the same days meals. And since sunday evenings are spent out shopping or on long drives , but we mostly prefer eating at home ,so want them to be made with least efforts and time. With lots of cooked basmati rice remaining from the lunch , a quick lemon rice was the obvious choice. We call it Fodnicha Bhat in Maharashtra. But the recipe is said to have originated in south India,where its made with tamarind ,instead of lime. Many a times scraped dry coconut is also added ,along with chana dal.



  1. Heat oil in a kadhai , add mustard and cumin .Once they splitter , add curry leaves and peanuts and fry for 2 mins. Add chilly and onion and fry till onions are translucent ,but not brown
  2. Add turmeric and lemon juice and mix. Add the cooked rice and mix together. Add salt , sugar and coriander and mix. Cook ,covered on a low flame for 1-2 mins. Serve hot with papads and pickles.

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Author Sonali sonali@namakshamak.com

Hi! I am Sonali, mom to a fast growing teenager and a homemaker.I love to cook, read and travel ( and in that order). I believe that travel keeps the cook ever so innovative. Each time I travel, I scourge the market places and eateries for some new ingredient or recipies. I believe that every type of cuisine has its own story to relate……One that’s fascinating.Being born and brought up in Mumbai which is often called “a melting pot of culinary delights” helped me explore and experiment with a wide range of cuisines.So come share with me the tang of lime, the bite of chilli, the fresh herbs, the crunch of raw veggies and experience the wide spectrum of textures and sharp flavours of different cusines.

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