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Friday, July 1, 2016

Lime Rice

Its the last few days of Ramadhan  , which means Eid is  just round the corner , so everyone is busy buying new clothes or thinking of getting new clothes, presents for the little ones , and of  course the Eid day lunch. So  to get to the festive mood I am starting with a rice dish.

There is a South Indian recipe known as Lemon Rice, and while pondering about a nice but easy way to cook rice for Eid day lunch  I saw this recipe on TLC in a programme called Ravinder's kitchen. I decided to do something quite similar but using lime instead of lemon.
It was a lovely way to jazz up rice and best part  can cook the rice ahead as its best made with cooled cooked rice.

Recipe : Lime Rice recipe adapted from Ravinder Bhogal's Lemon Rice Recipe.

Serves 4

2 cups cooked cold basmathi rice
1 medium onion sliced
2 dried chillies, broken up into large pieces.
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
4-5 fenugreek seeds ( ohbai)
8 -10 curry leaves
juice of 1 lime, should extract 1 full tablespoon
a few table spoons of water
1/4 tsp tumeric
oil about 2-3 tbsp

Heat oil, add the mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. Let the seeds start to pop and crackle, yes you will get flying seeds so be careful of flying seeds and don't let the burn as well.

Mustard seeds

fenugreek seeds (Ohbai)

Now add the onions and curry leaves ( there is such a lovely  mouth watering aroma when fresh curry leaves hit the hot oil right?) , let the onions soften, then add the chillies  and tumeric ,stir for one minute. Add the  lime juice,  a nice pinch of salt . Mix then add the rice. Stir well to mix everything, you might need to add a few tablespoons of water.  Serve  and enjoy :)


  1. I love the idea of flavouring rice with lime and all those wonderful spices.

  2. Love lemon rice I'm a huge fan of furry leaves as well and when added to rice they are delicious

  3. Love lemon rice I'm a huge fan of furry leaves as well and when added to rice they are delicious

  4. I love lemon rice and you reminded me of my school days when I used to dig into my telugu friend's lunch box when she got lemon rice which is the best one I have ever tasted till date

  5. Nammi! you just added fuel to my burning crave of my home food! It is been really long since I had this and never occured to make them as I have a picky eater. guess I will make just one portion! and my mom has always used lime as lemon used to be a rare to find thing there! :-P


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