June 27, 2011

Lemon and Coconut rice

Lemon rice has saved me many times when I had to pack something for lunch, but had very little time. This is one of the best options when I feel lazy to make a curry. Serve with pickle and thats a tasty meal...I just added some coconut to the basic lemon rice recipe just for a change.


Basmati Rice – 1 cup
Oil – 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Onion – 1 small size, finely chopped
Green chillies – 2, slit
Curry leaves - a sprig
Chana dal - 1 tbsp or a little more
Shredded Coconut - 2 to 3 tbsp (If you skip this, you get lemon rice)
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice – of 1 lemon


1. Cook rice and let it cool. Keep aside.
2. In a pan, heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add chana dal and saute.
3. Saute onions, green chillies and curry leaves  for a minute.Add turmeric powder and mix.
4. Add Shredded coconut, salt and lemon juice and combine well.
5. Add cooked rice and saute for a few minutes till the rice gets mixed well.

Serve hot.

Sending this to Quick and Easy Recipe Mela hosted by SpicyTasty

Also linking to Rice Recipes

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