Lemon/lime rice - Tamilnadu's popular rice variety

Lemon rice or Elumicham Sadam is a popular rice variety in tamil nadu and is a perfect comfort food. Its very easy and quick to make and can be very easily carried in tiffin box for your lunch.

I have come across two versions of the preperation of this rice variety. Though I use the first version more.

      Now I have updated the post with a third version of making it when you are in a hurry.

Lemon/lime rice - Tamilnadu's popular rice varietyLemon rice or Elumicham Sadam is a popular rice variety in tamil nadu and is a perfect comfort food. Its very easy and quick to make and can be very easily carried in tiffin box for your lunch. I have come across two versions of the preperation of this rice variety. Though I use the first version mo...

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  • Coursemain course
  • Cuisinesouth indian
  • Cooking Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time20 minutesPT0H20M

Ingredients

Rice- (you can use any raw rice or basmati also works well here.)
1cup
Mustard
1tsp
Udid dal
1tsp
Channa dal
1tsp
Dried red chillies
3-4
Curry leaves- stem
1
Groundnuts
3/4 cup
Asafoetida
a pinch
Juice of lemon
one
Sesame oil
1tsp
Turmeric powder
1tsp
Salt
to taste

Steps

  1. Version 1

Cook the rice till it is soft and grains are seperate.

Heat oil in a pan.

Add mustard, udid dal,channa dal,dried red chillies,asafoetida and then add curry leaves and groundnuts. Mix well.

Add the turmeric powder and salt.

Then add the cooked rice. Stir and mix well.

Switch off the flame.

Lemon/lime rice - Tamilnadu's popular rice varietyLemon rice or Elumicham Sadam is a popular rice variety in tamil nadu and is a perfect comfort food. Its very easy and quick to make and can be very easily carried in tiffin box for your lunch. I have come across two versions of the preperation of this rice variety. Though I use the first version mo...

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    1. Lemon/lime rice - Tamilnadu's popular rice varietyLemon rice or Elumicham Sadam is a popular rice variety in tamil nadu and is a perfect comfort food. Its very easy and quick to make and can be very easily carried in tiffin box for your lunch. I have come across two versions of the preperation of this rice variety. Though I use the first version mo...

      Ingredients

      Squeeze out the juice of the lime into the rice.
    2. Lemon/lime rice - Tamilnadu's popular rice varietyLemon rice or Elumicham Sadam is a popular rice variety in tamil nadu and is a perfect comfort food. Its very easy and quick to make and can be very easily carried in tiffin box for your lunch. I have come across two versions of the preperation of this rice variety. Though I use the first version mo...

      Steps

      1. Mix well.
        Lemon/lime  rice - Tamilnadu's popular rice variety
    3. Version2
    4. Cook the rice.
    5. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, udid dal ,channa dal, asafoetida ,dried red chillies ,groundnuts and curry leaves.
    6. Add the cooked rice and mix well with seasoning.
    7. In a small vessel squeeze out the lime juice. Add tumeric powder and salt to it and heat it for few seconds. (don't heat for too long , otherwise it will turn bitter).
    8. Add this to the rice. Mix well.
      Lemon/lime  rice - Tamilnadu's popular rice variety
    9. Updated- Version 3
    10.  This is my own version which I do nowadays when I am in a real hurry!!!
    11. Wash the rice well. Drain the water. Keep it aside.
    12. Heat a pressure cooker pan.
    13. Add mustard seeds, udid dal, channa dal dried red chillies and peanuts.
    14. Add the curry leaves. Saute for a minute.
    15. Add turmeric powder and salt.
    16. Add the soaked rice.
    17. Mix everything well together.
    18. Close the lid along with the whistle.
    19. Cook till the rice is soft and the grains are seperate.
    20. When it depressurises, open the lid.
    21. Mix with a spoon or just fluff it up with a fork.
    22. Squeeze the lemon juice.
    23. Mix well.
    24. Serve immediately with fried papads or onion tomato chutney or potato curry is the best combo with lemon rice.