Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice Recipe

Prep Time: 04 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Total: 29 min

Lemon rice is known for its healthy and nutritious value. Being one of the most popular food items from southern India, we at Gurkha Durbaar has come with yet another delicious recipe for our customers. Follow the recipe provided by our chef and enjoy the delicate aroma of lemon along with tempting spices. We have made the preparation much simple and more manageable so that you can enjoy at your comfort zone. Further, do not forget to share the recipe with your friends and family members.


Carbohydrates Protein Fat Sodium Potassium Calcium Iron Protein
79g 11g 16g 409mg 249mg 40mg 1.7mg 11g


  1. Uncooked Rice: 1 ½ cups
  2. Lemon Juice: 2 to 3 Tbsp
  3. Salt: ½ Tsp
  4. Oil: 2 Tbsp
  5. Turmeric Powder: ¼ Tsp
  6. Mustard Seeds: ¾ Tsp
  7. Ginger: ½ Tbsp Finely Chopped
  8. Peanuts or Cashews: 4 Tbsp
  9. Green Chillies: 1 to 2 pieces
  10. Red Chillies: 2 Dried Pieces
  11. Urad Dal: 1 Tsp
  12. Hing: 1 Pinch
  13. Chana Dal: 1 ½ Tsp
  14. Spring Curry Leaves: 1


  • Carbohydrates: 79g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Fat: 16g
  • Sodium: 409mg
  • Potassium: 249mg
  • Calcium: 40mg
  • Iron: 1.7mg
  • Protein: 11g

Cooking Instructions

1. Soak both chana dal and urad dal in 4tbsp hot water for 15 minutes, drain the water as it helps to soften the dals.

2. Similalrly wash the rice and drain the water.

3. On a large pot, add three cups of water and cook the rice under a low flame.

4. You can also cook the rice in a pressure cooker until the cooker gives three to four whistles.

5. As soon as the rice cools down, add lemon juice, salt, and 1 tsp oil on the rice and mix it delicately. This will keep the rice firm and grainy.


1. Take a pan and heat the oil on a medium flame.

2. Mix peanuts or cashews, red chilli, chana dal and urad dal after it turns hot.

3. Fry the mix for sometimes until the dal turns golden and aromatic.

4. Now, gently add mustard and allow it to crackle, further add green chillies, ginger and curry leaves on the mix.

5. Deep fry the mixture until the dals and peanuts turn crunchy. Now add turmeric and hing.

6. The mix is ready. Pour it into the cooled lemon rice and mix it eventually.


Leela Divan

Nice recipe. I love this recipe very much.

Sara Sen

This recipe is so easy and tasty. Perfect dish for meal or dinner.

Virat Devan

For the first time I tried this recipe at home. This is mindblowing. My family really appriciate.

Savita Sani

I simply added some more ingridient in it, like coconut, garlic and this was awsome.

Lata Nagi

This is so delicious and easiest process I have ever made. The flavour of lemon was great.

David Mehan

Thank you Gurkha Durbaar for this awsome recipe. It will be made again and again at my house.

Shashank Chahal

This rice was looking amazing. I am planning to make it in any occation instead of pulao or fried rice.

Ruchi Ranganathan

As a south Indian, lemon rice is my favourite dish. But your recipe was really awsome. I never eat this type of lemon rice before.

Aabha Varty

This lemon rice really looks amazing! I will make it at my home soon.

Raghavan Basu

It was extremely delicious and prepared very short time. My mother appriciate me for this recipe.

Ujwal Oza

Ohh my goodness! its taste was amazing and the colour of the rice was very pretty.