Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Lemon Rice - Elumichai satham

I love this colorful simple recipe because it helps me when there is no vegetables at house. I used to do this rice with puthina chutney.


  • Lemon juice-1 small fruit
  • Rice-2 cups
  • Ginger -1/2 inch
  • Garlic-3 or 4
  • Green chillies-2 or 3
  • Mustard-3 teaspoon
  • Urad dal -3 teaspoon
  • Chana dal-3 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder-1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves-3 teaspoon
  • Tamarind powder-1/4 teaspoon
  • Oil-3 tablespoon
  • Salt


  • Make lemon juice and keep it aside.
  • Cook the basmathi rice seperately with 3 cups of water for 2 cups of rice.
  • Add required amount of salt while cooking the rice.
  • Allow the rice to cool seperately before preparing the lemon rice.
  • Heat oil in pan and add the mustard seeds and the curry leaves.
  • When it splutters, add the urad dal and the chana dal and fry it till it is roasted to golden brown in medium flame.
  • Add the green chillies and then the ginger garlic paste.
  • Now add turmeric powder and the coriander powder to the pan.
  • Finally add the lemon juice with 3 or 4 spoons of water and required amount of salt.
  • Add rice in portions and mix it evenly.
  • Serve it with puthina chutney, or any other varieties of chutney or any kind of pickle.

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