• How to Make Lemon Rice ( Pulihora With Lemon )
    April 24, 2016

    Pulihora with lemon is a popular and delicious south Indian dish. It is normally called as lemon rice. It is part of a festive feast or a part of a simple meal. This fragrant, zesty rice is spiced up with the green chillies and also an extra ginger kick. And the lemon adds the great fresh summery taste and tanginess to the rice, while the turmeric gives the dish a beautiful golden colour. This healthy Pulihora imparts a special aroma by tempering and it is much liked even by the kids. Finally the ingredient which takes this dish to a new level is the nuts.

    Cooking rice is convenient and you can spend less time in the kitchen. The rice is gluten free, easily digestible and nutritious. Lemon rice tastes even better with the vegetables. You can prepare this dish either with the left over rice or with the fresh cooked rice.

    Nutrition per serving: 

    Calories Protein Total fat Saturated fat Carbohydrates sodium fibre sugar
    243 6 g 6 g 1 g 40 g 973 mg 2 g 1 g

    Preparation timings:  15 minutes

    Serves:  Makes for 2-3 servings

    Ingredients for Lemon Rice :

     lemon rice recipe


    1. Rice- 2 cups
    2. Fresh green peas- 1/2 cup
    3. Sliced potatoes- 1/2 cup
    4. Sliced capsicum- 1/2 cup
    5. Sliced beans- 1/2 cup
    6. Green chillies- 4 numbers
    7. Red chillies- 4 numbers
    8. Grated garlic- 1 tsp
    9. Roasted chana dal- 1 tsp
    10. Curry leaves- 1 springs
    11. Urad dal- 2 tbsp
    12. Black gram- 1 tbsp
    13. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
    14. Black pepper powder- 1 tsp
    15. Oil- 4 tbsp
    16. Lemon juice- 3 tsp
    17. Ground nuts- 1 tsp
    18. Asafoetida- 1 tsp
    19. Salt- to taste

    Method for Lemon Rice :

    Lemon rice recipe

    Lemon Rice Recipe

    1. First you need to cook rice and keep separately in a bowl so that it cools down.
    2. Then take the salt and lemon juice and mix it with rice.
    3. Then cut capsicum, beans, and potatoes in to slices and boil it.
    4. Blend garlic and green chillies to a paste in a blender.
    5. Take a pan, add little oil and red chillies, beans, Bengal gram, mustard seeds, ground not, black gram and cook it until the dal turns in to golden colour.
    6. Then add asafoetida, curry leaves, boiled vegetables, green chillies, turmeric powder and cook it for another 2 minutes.
    7. Then add garlic paste and salt in to it.
    8. Saute it and add this mixture to the cooked rice.
    9. Tasty Pulihora with lemon and vegetables is ready to serve.

    Note:   cook rice separately in a sauce pan, rice cooker or a pressure cooker. Make sure that you don’t overcook the rice else the lemon rice will become mushy. Make sure that the grains are separate and mix the mixture with the rice once it gets cool. Don’t mix it while the rice is still hot.

    Serve lemon rice with a salad, plain yogurt or a papa dams for the simple, yet tasty meal. The easy Pulihora can also be enjoyed with the delicious sides. The potato fry would be the best for vegetarians and for the non-vegetarians, chicken fry or chicken curry would be the best and it tastes really great and heavenly!!!

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