How to Make #HealthInATiffin Lemon Rice - Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

#HealthInATiffin Lemon Rice

Lemon rice can be served at breakfast, dinner, lunch and even can be packed in a lunchbox. The main ingredients for this dish are rice, onion, peanuts and lemon juice. This is an easy dish to prepare and takes around 30 minutes to cook.


Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People 10 Minutes 30 Minutes


  • 250 g rice uncooked rice (Basmati rice or any other rice can be used)
  • 70 g raw peanuts
  • 1 tsp (teaspoon) mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tbsp (tablespoon) chana dal
  • 2 whole green chillies chopped (you can even split the chilies into half)
  • 2 tsps lemon juice
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 250 ml water
  • 2 tsps oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsps coriander leaves (optional)
  • 2 tbsps coconut grated (optional)
  • 1 tsp salt to taste


Step 1

Wash rice and cook it in a pressure cooker (if you are using cups, use the same cup for rice and water), handi or rice cooker.

Step 2

Chop onions and chili and keep it aside.

Step 3

In a kadai, heat oil and add mustard seeds till they crackle.

Step 4

Add peanuts to the oil and roast them.

Step 5

Add chana dal and urad dal to the oil and saute till it turns golden brown.

Step 6

Add chopped onions and chilies and saute until the onions turn golden brown. Add turmeric powder. Now keep this mix aside.

Step 7

When the rice is cooked, mix the onion mixture with the rice.

Step 8

Add lemon juice to taste, salt and a little oil (if necessary) while mixing.

Step 9

While serving add grated coconuts and coriander leaves (optional).

Step 10

You can increase chillies or add some freshly ground pepper powder, if you prefer spicier rice.

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