Sunday, August 3, 2008

Lemon Rice & Coconut Rice.



Raw rice - 1cup

Lemon - 1 large

Green chillies - 2

Curry leaves - a few

Bengal Gram dal - 1 tea spoon

Mustard - 1 tea spoon

Urad dal - 1 tea spoon

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tea spoon

Red Chilli - 1 (optional)

oil - a table spoon

Asafoetida - a pinch

Cashew nuts - 5 nos ( cut into pieces)

Salt -to taste


1. Pressure cook rice with 2 cups of water. Each grain should be separate.

2. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard, when it splutters add the bengal gram dal, urad dal, red chillies . Fry till golden and add turmeric after a while.

3. Add green chillies and curry leaves, fry for a moment and put off the flame.

4. Squeeze lemon and take its juice.

5. *Take rice in a shallow bowl, add, salt, asafoetida, and pour the lemon juice. Add the seasoning from the kadai.

Coconut rice


Raw rice - 1cup

Bengal gram dal - 1 tea spoon

Mustard - 1 tea spoon

Urad dal - 1 tea spoon

Red chillies - 1 (optional)

Cashew nuts- 5 nos (cut into pieces)

Green chillies - 2

Salt -to taste

Asafoetida - a pinch

Grated coconut - 1 cup tightly packed

Curry leaves -1 twig

Ghee- 1 table spoon+1 teaspoon for mixing


1. Pressure cook rice adding 2 cups water.The rice grains should be separate.

2. Heat ghee in a kadai, add mustard, after it splutters add bengal gram dal, urad dal, red chillies. Add cashews after a while and fry till golden.

3. Add green chillies, curry leaves and coconut. Stir continously on a medium flame till the coconut turns slightly golden in colour.

4. Transfer the rice into a shallow bowl, Allow to cool a little, add 1 teaspoon ghee. This helps to separate the rice grains.

5. Add the coconut mixture, mix lightly with out mashing the rice.

6. Transfer to a serving bowl .Serve with papad and vadaam.

Cashews fry faster than the dals so add after a while. If you are not comfortable fry them separately.


Pree said...

hmmm..........Heaven Man!!!!!!

Sum Raj said...

both ur rice is rich in taste...nice colour..i remember my mom used to pack for me during school days as lunch...

ST said...

Both dishes looks delicious and awesome....

Shreya said...

Hi, I love both lemon and coconut rice..awesome recipes.. looks yummy. I liked the sugar candy sadam.. never heard before:-)

Jaishree Iyer said...
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Purva Desai said...

both the rice looks delicous and tempting

EC said...

Lemon rice is the most comfort food for me...Made it today as well..Thanks for participating

Sameera Ansari said...

So tempting!Going to get some grated coconut right away :)