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
Method for making Lemon Rice Recipe – Nimmakaya Annam
- Soak 1 Â½ 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 Â½ 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.