Lemon rice is very simple to make. You can prepare this with the left over rice or with freshly cooked rice. Each grain should be separated, adding a spoon of ghee or oil while cooking rice can help in the separation of the grain.

Lemon juice - 3 tbsp
Basmati Rice - 3 cups cooked rice.
Cashews - 1tbsp
Peanuts -1 tbsp
Gram dhal - 1 tbsp
Red Chillies - 2
Curry leaves - 5
Cilantro - bunch
Asafotida/ Hing - Pinch
Turmeric - 1tbsp
Cumin - 1 tbsp
Mustard- 1 tbsp
Ginger paste - 1 tbsp
Urad Dhal - 1 tbsp
Green chillies - 2

heat oil and add the mustard seeds, after it splutters add the gram(channa) dhal, hing,cumin, red chillies, urad dhal, green chillies, curry leaves, ginger, turmeric powder.
Stir for 30 seconds.
Add the 3 tbsp of lemon juice and salt.Stir for 10 seconds.
Mix the cooked rice and gently mix well to coat all the rice in turmeric.

Hint: After cooking the rice, allow the rice to cool completely, in that way each grain will stand out separately and coated nicely in turmeric.

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