Monday, 18 February 2013

Lemon Rice using MTR Rice Sevai

In India variety of rice dishes are available and most of them belong to southern part of India. Since, my destiny has moved me to Bangalore, I am getting a chance to taste and learn these rice delicacies one by one.

Lemon rice is one of these rice delicacies that I know well and is good in taste and texture.The best thing about these variety of rice recipes is that you can prepare them in very less time once you have all the ingredients or I should say major ingredient called cool down boiled rice. In fact if  you have left over rice from lunch or dinner then that would be the BEST.

It's super easy to cook and tastes yummy, That I can guarantee :). So, lets get started and learn lemon rice using rice sevai.


Cooking time: Less than 30 minutes

  • 2 cup MTR rice Sevai / boiled rice on room temperature
  • 2 tsp groundnut
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds/ rai
  • 1/4 tsp or pinch of turmeric
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 slit green chili
  • hand full curry leaves
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • pinch of hing/asafoetida
  • grated coconut /optional
  • 1-2 tsp oil
  • 5-6 slit cashews

Step by step guide for preparing lemon rice using MTR Rice Sevai:

  • Soak chana dal in water for 5 minutes in advance and keep it aside.
  • In a deep pan, boil water.
  • Add one tsp oil, rice sevai and give it a quick stir. Let it cook on  low-medium heat for 7-10 minutes until cooked.
  • Now drain excess water and run through cold water until water runs clear and keep them aside.
  • In a kadhai/wok heat oil.
  • Add hing/asofetida, mustard seeds and let then splutter.
  • Add groundnut, urad dal, soaked chana dal, split green chili, cashew and cook for another 1-2 minute on low-medium heat until they turn light brown.
  • Add curry leaves and salt .
  • Now add boiled rice sevai/ boiled rice and mix it well, cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add lemon juice and mix it well.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and grated coconut.
  • serve with coconut chutney.
You can serve it as a side dish during lunch/dinner or even take it in tiffin box for lunch. Isn't it easy... :)

  • Add lemon juice only after turning off heat.
  • Rice sevai or rice should be cold.  Hot one can make it sticky.
  • You can remove chilly if your kid can not take spicy food.

Do share your experience and let me know if you like it and love it as much I do :)

Cooking is fun!


Indrani Ghose said...

Looks yumm. :)

SohNi said...

Thanks Indrani :)

Aparna said...

That looks so good! Keep forgetting to not visit any food blogs at dinner time ;).

Me! In words said...

Looks really yumm.. will definitely try this out sometime

SohNi said...


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