Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Lemon Rice / Nimmakaya Pulihora



Lemony, Spicy, Tangy.....Oh I just love this.I can eat this every day. Lemon Rice is an authentic rice item and is often made South Indians families for almost all festivals and is also a breakfast item. 

This is one of the easiest rice item and you just resist the aroma of it. We eat this with the combination of Paravannam.  

Check the paravannam recipe.  




2 cups of Rice
4 Cups of Water
2 Lemon
3 Green Chillies
3 Red Chillies
1 Sprig Curry Leaves
1/2 inch Ginger
1 teaspoon Channa Dal
1 teaspoon Urad Dal
1/2 teaspoon Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Cumin Sees
3 tablespoon Groundnuts
1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1 Big pinch Hing 


  1. Pressure cook rice for 3 whistles. Spread rice in a wide bowl and let it cool. Squeeze lemon and strain it to get the juice. Slice green chillies and cut ginger to small pieces.
  2. Heat a pan with oil, a mustard, cumin seeds, urad dal ,channa dal, ground nuts and hing.Fry till the dals turn golden brown.Add green chillies, red chillies, ginger. Fry for a min.
  3. Add salt, lemon juice, turmeric powder. Mix it. Fry for a min again and then ad this to the cooked rice. and mix it well with a spatula not with hand.