Lemon rice is one of the most popular South Indian rice recipes. It is a speciality of the South Indian coastal state of Tamil Nadu.
It is quite simple, quick and easy to cook dish and is a very tasty dish without the over powering taste of many spices. Lemon rice can also be prepared using left over rice or freshly cooked rice, infused with aromatic tempering of roasted spices, lentils and curry leaves.
It has a delicate flavour of fresh lemon juice along with the aroma of the tempering. The fried lentils and the cashews add crunch to the dish.
Lemon Rice is usually eaten alone or you may also serve it with raita, yogurt, chutney or Kosambari (a South Indian salad).