Lemon Rice, Elumichai Sadam, South Indian Lemon Rice Recipe

lemon rice, elumichai sadam

Today I am here with Lemon rice recipe. This is a easy to prepare, South Indian style lemon flavoured rice. I usually prepare lemon rice atleast once in a week as my family loves it so much and is perfect for packing in lunch box. While going for long distance travel this lemon rice can be packed, as it stays good for a long time. It is also be prepared to offer as neivedhyam to God during festival time.

lemon rice, elumichai sadam, south indian lemon rice recipe

When my mom makes this rice, she adds onion too. I love how the onions turn pink and looks attractive in the rice. IT also complements the rice so much. But today I have posted the no onion version here. I am not sure many are used to adding onions in lemon rice. Do try it and I am sure you will like it. I also add peanuts, as my kids love it. But did not add it this time.  Here is an old picture with both onion and peanuts.

lemon rice

lemon rice, elumichai sadam, south indian lemon rice recipe


Lemon Rice

Easy recipe for South Indian style Lemon rice.
Category : Variety Rice
Recipe Developed, Cooked and Clicked by :
Published : April 27, 2017
Prep time : 5 mins; Cook time : 15 mins; Total time : 15 mins
Yield : 3 – 4 servings


Ingredients :

  • Lemon Juice : 4 Tablespoons
  • Cooked Rice : 4 Cups
  • Oil : 1 Tablespoon
  • Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Channa dal : 1 Teaspoon
  • Red Chillies (dried) : 2 nos.
  • Curry Leaves : 1 Sprig
  • Ginger : 1 Tablespoon (grated)
  • Turmeric powder : 1/4 Teaspoon
  • Salt : to taste
  • Cilantro : handful

Instructions :

  1. Heat oil, add mustard seeds, channa dal, red chillies, curry leaves and fry for till channa dal turns slightly golden.
  2. Add grated ginger and fry.
  3. Then add turmeric powder, mix well and turn off the heat.
  4. Now add lemon juice, rice along with required salt, mix well. Garnish with cilantro and serve it warm.

Notes :

  • Adding ginger is optional.
  • Instead of chopping red chillies, you can add green chillies.
  • You can also add a handful of peanuts.
  • Adjust the ratio of rice and lemon rice as per your taste.

lemon rice, elumichai sadam, south indian lemon rice recipe

How to make lemon rice with step by step pictures?

Heat oil, add mustard seeds. When they sputter, add red chillies, curry leaves and channa dal and fry till channa dal turns slightly golden.

lemon rice, elumichai sadam, south indian lemon rice recipe

Adding ginger is optional. But it adds a nice flavour, so I prefer adding it. If adding ginger, add now and fry.

lemon rice, elumichai sadam, south indian lemon rice recipe

Then add turmeric powder and mix well. Turn off the heat.

lemon rice, elumichai sadam, south indian lemon rice recipeAdd Lemon juice and mix well.

lemon rice, elumichai sadam, south indian lemon rice recipe

Add rice, required salt, mix well and serve.

lemon rice, elumichai sadam, south indian lemon rice recipe

lemon rice, elumichai sadam, south indian lemon rice recipe

lemon rice, elumichai sadam, south indian lemon rice recipe

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