Lemon Rice

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
Chilli & Mint: Indian Home Cooking from A British Kitchen

By Torie True

Published 2021

  • About

This delicately spiced lemon rice is a wonderful way to bring colour, a hint of lemon and aromatic spices to an otherwise plain rice dish. It’s easy and quick to make and hugely versatile.


  • 1 tsp urid dal (optional)
  • 1 tsp chana dal (optional)
  • 1 handfu


  1. If using, soak the urid and chana dals in boiling water for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, wash the rice in cold water, drain and transfer it to a saucepan. Cover with fresh cold water so that when your index finger is resting on the top of the rice, the water comes up to the first crease in your index finger.
  2. Gently bring the rice to the boil, then turn the heat down