How To Make Delicious Tangy Lemon Rice At Home

Lemon Rice – South Indian turmeric rice garnished with nuts curry leaves and lemon juice, selective focus

Lemon rice is most popular delicious,flavorful, tangy and refreshing dish that is easy to make and tastes so good.This is also known as Chitranna or Nimmakaya Pulihora in South Indian languages.

An extremely simple and easy rice-based recipe prepared in just 10-15 minutes with basic and simple ingredients.

Lemon rice is appetizing and healthy too as its aids the digestion,Rich in Vitamins,antioxidant and minerals like copper,zinc.

This is Vegan and gluten free dish.


  1. Urad dal-1tsp
  2. Lemon juice- 3-4 tbsp
  3. Boiled steam rice or left over rice-1 cup
  4. Oil-3 tbsp
  5. Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder-a pinch
  7. Green chillies-1
  8. Curry leaves-6-7leaves
  9. Chana dal-1 tsp
  10. Hing-1/2tsp
  11. Peanuts- 2 tbsp
  12. salt-as per taste
  13. Chopped Coriander leaves

Serving size-1


1. Heat the pan with 1tsp  of oil on a medium heat,add peanuts and fry until golden crunchy.Remove them to the plate.

2. Now next pour 2 tbsp add mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal,Fry on a medium flame until the dal turns golden.

3. Add chopped green chillies and curry leaves.

4. Then add hing, turmeric, salt as per your taste

5. Immediately pour 2-3 tbsp of water and stir well and boil for 1 minute.

6. Transfer this mixture to the cooked rice.

7. Let the rice is cooled completely, than add 3-4 tbsp of lemon juice, and mix well.

8. Garnish with roasted peanuts ,coriander leaves and serve.

Nutritional Value Of Lemon Rice

Calories -244Kc
Protein-6 gm
Carbs-44 gm
Fats-5 gm

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