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South Indian Carrot Lemon Rice Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 2
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 2.5 cups Cooked Rice
  • 1 cup Grated Carrot
  • 3-4 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Finely Chopped Ginger
  • 2 Green Chillies, slit
  • 2 Dried Red Chillies
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts
  • 10 Cashews
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad Dal
  • 2 tsp Chana Dal
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Hing
  • 1 Sprig Curry Leaves
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Spread the cooked rice in a wide plate and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal and peanuts. Fry until light brown color.
  • Then add the cashews, chopped ginger, green chillies, dry chillies and curry leaves fry for a couple of minutes. 
  • Now add the grated carrot and turmeric and saute for 8 - 10 minutes or until the carrots are tender.
  • Turn off the flame and add the lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Finally add the cooked rice and salt. Mix everything until well combined.


This tastes great with plain yogurt.