July 28, 2012

Lemon Rice With Roasted Cumin Flavor

No lunch boxes without lemon rice atleast once in a week during school n college days...I jus love this rice so sometimes i ask my mom to prepare this twice a week. This is my mom's style of preparation , adding roasted cumin to lemon rice always reminds me of my school days.. Even when I dry roast cumin for other recipes, the aroma reminds me of the flavour of lemon rice. Roasted or Fried Potatoes is a lovely combination for this but personally for me, with egg omelete the combo is divine!!!....Just an omelete is sufficient for me to enjoi my rice...I just love this combination...am already drooling with the thought of it ;)
Final garnish of crushed cumin gives a lovely aroma to the rice...and i love adding lots of nuts and dals for tempering to get the crunchiness in every bite..
So here's my mom's recipe... my way...

Ingredients :

2 Green chillies, chopped
2 Tbsp  Lemon juice
1 Tsp Channa dal
1 Tsp Urad dal
1/4 Cup Ground nuts
Few curry leaves
1 Cup Rice, cooked
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
1 1/2 Tsp Jeera / Cumin
Salt to taste
1 1/2 Tbsp Oil

Method :

Dry roast jeera / cumin in a pan and crush them coarsely. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add channa dal followed by urad dal and groundnuts.
Add the curry leaves, fry and add green chillies.
Now add the turmeric powder and salt.
Switch off the flame and add the lemon juice.
Add the cooked rice and mix well, taste and adjust salt.
Now add the roasted crushed cumin powder and mix well so that the aroma blends well.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Potato fry or egg omelette.


  1. Love lemon rice but haven't even thought of adding cumin flavor to it :) Nice one!!

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  2. Perfect for lunch box thank u for sharing

  3. nice idea of adding cumin flavor.. perfect dish!!!

  4. love the roasted cumin flavor. looks yumm

  5. roasted cumin flavour is new to me. sounds delicious

  6. never tried adding cumin seeds to lemon rice....seems to be delicious and flavorful :)