Lemon rice is a very popular South Indian recipe is also known as Pulihora or Nimmakaya annum. Serve with the combination of masala vada or pakora
Heat a pan over a medium flame add oil.
Add a spoon of chana dal, urad dal, 4 spoons peanuts, 2 spoons of mustard seeds and cumin seeds
Fry until the peanuts turn golden and crisp.
Add 2 green chillies, 6 red chillies and a spring of curry leaves.
Fry for a minute till it crackle.
Add 1/4 spoon of turmeric powder and salt.
Switch off the flame and add 1/4 cup of lemon juice.
Carefully taste and add lemon juice as required.
Cool the tempering mixture. Do not mix if the rice and tempering are hot.
Pour this tempering mixture into the cooked rice and mix well.
Taste and adjust salt and squeeze lemon juice if necessary.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with bonda, papadum, punugulu, garelu or vada and chutney or pakora
Enjoy the refreshing and tangy lemon rice.