Lemon Rice

Lemon rice or elumpicha sadam is a easy lunch box or tour packing dish. If you have a cooked rice ready or leftover rice then go ahead do it, It is going to take just 5 mins.


  1. 1 cup cooked rice
  2. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  3. 1/2 tsp urad dal
  4. 1/4 cup peanuts
  5. 3-4 cashews
  6. Some curry leaves, roughly chopped
  7. A pinch of Asafoetida/Hing
  8. Ginger, a inch(Finely chopped)
  9. 1 or 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  10. 1 tsp of turmeric powder
  11. Juice extracted from 1 lemon
  12. salt to taste
  13. 1 tsp of oil


  1. In a pre heated pan add in some oil,after oil got heated up add in mustard seeds,once it starts to crackle, add in urad dal,green chili,ginger,curry leaves,hing/asafoetida,turmeric powder,cashews,peanuts and give it a stir for few mins.
  2.  Cook it in low flame so that peanuts,cashews get roasted. Off the gas and add the lemon juice and give it a mix.
  3. Now in a cooked rice, add in some salt and the lemon mix and give it a gently stir. Serve the lemon rice with potato fry or papad.

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