Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lemon Rice

Lemon rice is remembered by all during the  tamil month "purattasi" as this rice is common in perumal temple.
Also this rice is called as "kattu sadam" in kongunadu areas.

Here is the recipe for lemon rice.


Rice - 1 cup

Water - 3 cups

Onion - 2 big - chop fine

Red chillies - 4

Curry leaves - few

Lemon - 1

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp


To temper:

Oil - 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Urad dhal - 2 tsp ( i use more ured since i like this crunchiness in the dish)

Gram dhal - 1/2 tsp


1. Wash, drain and soak rice in 3 cups water for 20 min.

2. Transfer this rice into a pressure cook and cook it for 2 whistles. The rice must be soft and firm but not mushy.

3. Heat kadai, add oil and temper with the given ingredients.

4. Meanwhile take juice from lemon.

5. When onions are translucent, add turmeric powder and salt. Lower the flame.

6. Add lemon rice, fry for half a minute and switch off the flame.

7. Add rice and mi well.


1). Can add peanuts at the time of serving. It adds a great taste to rice.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Divya... How you doing...

    I got the schedule for Blog hop from Radhika but as this is my first time I couldn't understand how the schedule works.. Your blog's link was given rite next to mine for 2nd Nov heading does that means I will have to post a recipe from your blog on 2nd Nov. Please Suggest..