Cookbook:Lemon Rice

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Lemon rice is a speciality of the South Indian coastal state of Tamil Nadu.



  1. Heat the oil in a pan.
  2. Add groundnuts and split-peas, fry until golden brown.
  3. Add mustard seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and red chillies (broken into pieces). Wait till the mustard seeds sputter.
  4. Mix a little salt, turmeric powder and lemon concentrate.
  5. Let it boil and reduce.
  6. Remove pan from stove, add to the rice and mix well.

Notes, tips, and variationsEdit

  • Add a little oil to the raw rice before cooking it. This gives it a better texture.
  • Serve with potato chips or pickle
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds can be roasted and added for more taste

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