Lemon Rice Recipe – Nimmakaya Annam

Lemon rice recipe is a simple basic Ayurvedic, South Indian healhty rice recipe that is light on the stomach, appetizing and healthy. Lemon rice recipe is an easy to make rice dish which I often make especially for long journeys or picnics. The nutritive values of ginger, asafoetida, turmeric are immense.

Lemon Rice Recipe – Nimmakaya Annam

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 4

 Main Ingredients:

  •  rice
  •   lemon

Method for making Lemon Rice Recipe – Nimmakaya Annam

Soak 1 ½ cups of rice in water for half an hour. Cook the rice with enough salt (each grain should be separate and not sticky). Drain and spread out on a wide vessel.
Add 1/2 cup of roasted peanuts (groundnuts) to the cooked rice and mix well. Keep aside.
Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, add ½ tsp of mustard (avaalu, ria) and let them splutter. Add 1 tsp black gram (urad dal, minappappu), 1 tbsp of Bengal gram (channa dal, senaga pappu), 1 tbsp of chopped ginger, 2 slit green chillis and fry till the dals till they turn red (approx 2 mts) on medium heat. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric, 10-12 curry leaves and 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing, inguva) and fry for 10-15 seconds. Turn off heat.
Add this to the rice with 5-6 tbsp of lemon juice. Combine well. Adjust salt and lemon juice.


Lemon rice recipe - learn how to make lemon rice, an Indian rice recipe. Nimmakaya Annam is popular in Andhra.

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4 thoughts on “Lemon Rice Recipe – Nimmakaya Annam

  1. Recipe looks very good. Thanks for the information about the various spices, particularly “rice”. I was once told it was best to eat small amounts of rice even if on a fast as it helps clear the body of toxins. Your short explanation does seem to speak to that.

    Best Wishes

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