Jul 7, 2014

Lemon Rice| Andhra Cuisine

Lemon Rice is a very common recipe in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamilnadu made with lemon flavored and vibrant yellow color. It’s known as pulihora also, puli means sour taste and pulihora is also referred to as sour rice. This tangy rice is perfect meal for lunch time or tiffin meal. In this recipe you have to prepare tempering in sesame oil and then toss with cooked rice and lemon juice. You can serve this tangy flavor lemon rice with papad and fresh curd. Tempering of peanuts and pulses gives crunchy taste to rice.

Baby shower or you can say godh bharai is very special moment for all expecting mothers. In this special occasion, whole family and friends celebrates the day with gifts and blessing to welcome the coming baby and mother. One of our Blogging Marathon members, Sapana from “Cooking with Sapana” blog is having a baby very soon and we decided to celebrate virtual baby shower for her. We cooked one dish from her blog and wish her the very best for healthy baby and healthy mother. 

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Rice

2 Cup Cooked Rice
3 Tbsp. Peanuts, roasted
2 Green Chilies, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. Oil
3 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
Salt to Taste
1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder

For Tempering
1 Tsp. Mustard Seeds
1 Tsp. Urad Dal
1 Tbsp. Chana Dal
Pinch of Asafoetida
8-10 Curry Leaves
2-3 Whole Dry Red Chili, de-seed

Heat the oil in a deep vessel. When oil is hot enough, add tempering ingredients.
When mustard seed starts sizzle, add chopped green chilies and roasted peanuts and stir for two minutes.
Add turmeric powder and cooked rice and mix well.  Turn off the heat.
Combine the lemon juice with salt and mix in cooked rice. Serve this lemon rice with fresh curd.

Notes: Adjust the lemon juice according to tastebuds, if you like more tangy flavor.

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  1. Never get bored of this rice, its our family favourite..Lovely choice from Sapana's space.

  2. Thanks Preeti for this virtual baby shower . I am feeling very delighted with all this and I have got such wonderful friends that I am proud of. Thanks again.

  3. I love these rice and you have made them so well...nice clicks with that doll:))

  4. Wow looks you. Your pics are awesome Preeti.

  5. Cute baby doll in the pictures, Good choice. Preeti!

  6. I made this during mega marathon and loved it - so bright and beautiful perfect to have in summer

  7. Love your presentation Preeti. A very colourful and flavourful rice.

  8. Woww..its very delicious....i want its sir..do you can give me?just kidding...

    Greeting sir...please visit my blog sir...in my blog you will get information indonesian food recipes...


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