Lemon Rice

                Lemon Rice/Ezhumichai Saadam/Chitrana ,is a simple food prepared around South India.It will be the lunch prepared during journey,as a take away,due to the tanginess of the lemon the prepared food stands for a long time compared to ordinary foods,so obviously it comes under the travel food.And generally lemon is a natural coolant to human body and also a refresher.Taking it during summer time,is ideal to reduce our body temperature.



Serves 3-4

Cooked Rice -4 Cups
Lemon -2 nos
Bengal Gram -2 Tbsp
GroundNut - 2Tbp
Asafoetidia - a dash
Salt - as reqd
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp

To Temper

Gingely Oil - 2Tbsp
Mustard seeds -1/2tsp
Dry Red Chillies -2 Medium size
Curry Leaves -few


  • In a kadai add oil and fry groundnuts,let them get roasted well.Keep aside the roasted nut.Add the bengal gram and roast till it turns golden color.Keep aside after roasting.In a cup squeeze out the lemons, filter them and thrash out the seeds.Mix the turmeric powder,asafoetidia and salt and keep them ready.
  • In the same vessel crackle the mustard seeds ,add the red chillies,curry leaves.Saute them.Now add the roasted nuts.Finally add the lemon mixture ,saute for 10-15 sec,switch off the flame.Do not overcook else the fragrance of the lime will go off.Let it cool for 10mins.

  • Now add the mixture to the cooked (cooled) rice.Mix it well.Now the Lemon rice is ready.Serve warm with poppadoms,fried coconut thogayal/thovayal.

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