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Lemon Rice is very common dish in India. It is called "Nimmakaya Pulihora" in Telugu , "Nimbehannu Chitranna" in Kannada and "Yelumiccha Pazha Sadham" in Tamil .It is easy to prepare and takes less time. The key ingredient of Nimmakaya pulihora is lemon which brings sour taste.It is also distributed in temples under the name of Prasadam.. I feel that that pulihora taste more tastier than home-made.When unexpected guests come for lunch or dinner, then you can make this one along with rice as one dish.Pullihora with Aloo curry and crunchy papad tastes mmmm….. yummy.Its all time favorite of my family.


2 Cup Cooked Rice
2 Lemons
2 Tsp Chana Dal (Senaga Pappu )
2 Tsp Urad Dal (Mina Pappu)
1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds (Avalu )
1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jelakara)
10 - 12 Curry Leaves (Karvepaaku )
4 Tsp Peanuts (Pallilu)
Pinch Asafoetida( Inguva)
2 teaspoons Turmeric Powder( Pasupu)
5 Green Chillies Slit Vertically
3 Dried Red Chillies
2 Tsp Oil
Salt to taste


  1. Cook rice with 4 cups water. Add 1 teaspoon of oil to the rice while cooking so that grains won’t stick.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat.
  3. Sauté fried red chillies, each cut into two, urad dal, chana dal, peanuts, cumin seeds and mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds start to crackle, then add green chillies, curry leaves. Remove from heat and add asafetida and turmeric powder.
  4. Add this seasoning to cooked rice. Squeeze lime in to cooked rice.
  5. Add salt and mix well very gently so that rice grains do not break.
This recipe is reaching 2 Events

1) SWC Karnataka hosted by Anisheetu

2) AFAM: Lemon hosted by Easy Crafts


  1. Indian Khana said...
    Lemon rice real gud..y'day I had the same for lunch :)..always gud to eat...yours looks tasty..like the pictures :)
    Paru ... said...
    Loved the Lemon rice Sireesha..Its my favourite comfort food..Looks very delicious..
    lubnakarim06 said...
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    Cham said...
    Great mixed rice, love at any time
    Sujatha said...
    great comfort food.. i can have it anytime..
    Uma said...
    delicious lemon rice. A simple comfort food.
    Dibs said...
    Hello Sireesha. Check my blog :-))
    notyet100 said...
    nice colour,..looks good too,..:-),..hownu dng...
    Sum Raj said...
    perfect as a lunch when v think o having somthing different for lunch...urs looks perfect in colour and i bet u in taste too.. :)
    Unknown said...
    looks yummy..a regular thing at my place!!
    Srikitchen said...
    an award waiting for u in my blog!
    Deepthi Shankar said...
    i love lemon rice .. a comfort food for me .. looks really nice
    Purva Desai said...
    I love lemon rice and was searching for the recipe...and here's come your entry
    It looks really inviting, thanks for sharing.
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    Purva Desai said...
    As mentioned, For ganesh chaturthi one can include Naivedya (offerings during Puja) if that vrat food is a part of a Naivedya you can send it as an entry
    Pam said...
    Lemon rice sounds wonderful. I love the peanuts mixed in for a nice crunchy texture.
    Vaishali said...
    I love lemon rice. Yours looks so beautiful.
    Madhavi said...
    Yummy yummy lemon rice, look delicious and pic is also very tempting!!!
    EC said...
    Groundnuts must have added a nice crunchiness to the rice...thanks a lot for participating

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