Lemon Rice

  • Category : Vegetarian
  • Course : Breakfast
  • Technique : Steam
  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Duration : 25 minutes
  • Serves : 4 to 6 people


  1. Wash the rice thoroughly and soak it in water for 15 minutes before cooking.
  2. Place water for cooking on a high flame. When it comes to a boil, lower the flame to medium and add in the soaked rice. Allow the rice to cook till it turns tender. Drain out the starch using a strainer.
  3. Cover the drained rice and allow it to absorb the remaining moisture and fluff up. After about 5 to 6 minutes, remove the lid and keep aside to cool.
  4. Heat oil in a kadhai on a medium flame. Add the rai and jeera and allow the seeds to splutter.
  5. Next, add the chana and urad dal and sauté till they begin to change colour.
  6. Add the green chillies, sabut lal mirch, kadipatta and the MTR Haldi Turmeric Powder, and sauté for another minute.
  7. Turn off the flame and pour this tempering over the cooked rice.
  8. Add the salt and grated coconut to the rice and mix well.
  9. Next, sprinkle the juice of the lemon over the rice and mix well again.
  10. Cover and let the rice stand for 1 or 2 hours for the flavours to seep in completely.
  11. Serve with coconut chutney and pappadams.


  1. Rice (2 cups)

  2. Water (4 cups)

  3. Oil (2 tsp)

  4. Jeera (cumin seeds) (½ tsp)

  5. Mustard seeds (rai), small reddish (½ tsp)MTR Haldi Turmeric Powder (½ tsp)

  6. Sabut lal mirch (dry red chillies) (2)

  7. Hari mirch (green chillies), slit vertically (1)

  8. Kadipatta (curry leaves) (12 to 15)

  9. Chana dal (split chickpeas) (1 tbsp)

  10. Urad dal (black gram) (1 tbsp)

  11. Fresh coconut, grated (¼ cup)

  12. Salt (to taste)

  13. Lemon juice (3 tbsp)

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With a 90-year old history of serving authentic Indian Food to Indians, MTR Foods stands tall as an Indian heritage brand. A popular household name today, MTR Foods is synonymous with delicious Indian food in an easy-to-use packaged format. With a diverse portfolio including breakfast, lunch and dinner, snacks and desserts that cover every meal occasion, MTR unifies India tastefully - making the homemaker the ‘hero’. Culinary secrets that have been protected and handed down over the generations are evolved into truly authentic recipes from their region of origin and packaged in innovative and convenient formats. Every MTR product always embodies the tradition of unmatched taste and quality. The MTR of today is your friend in the kitchen and promises to help you serve the authentic taste of India to your family.


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