Lemon rice - Version 2/Lemon rice with Carrot and Black eye beans

After couple of months break,I am participating in Blogging Marathon.Entering the 3rd week of the blogging marathon 77th edition with picnic hamper theme.

For day 1,I am sharing an evergreen lemon rice with a twist.When it comes to packing some rice dishes for travel or picnic,my option would be lemon rice.As the preparation is very easy and my kids like lemon rice,I prefer to carry it for lunch.

But today's version is different one with veggies and legumes.Here I used carrot and black eye beans.As the rice has veggies and legumes there is no need of any special accompaniment for this rice.Off to the recipe..........

                                    Lemon Rice  /Lemon rice Version -2

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 25 minutes
   Serves ~ 3(generously)


Cooked rice(basmathi or sonamasoori)
2.5-3 cups
Black eye beans(cooked)
1/2 cup
Carrot(finely chopped)
1/4 cup
2-3 tbs
Curry leaves/karivepillai
a sprig
Coriander leavesas needed
Lemon juice2-3 tbs
Green chilly(finely chopped)2-3
Shallot/chinna vengayam(finely chopped)4-5
Turmeric powder/manjal podi1/4 tsp
Salt1 tsp
Oil1.5 tbs

  For the tempering

Mustard seeds/kadugu
1 tsp
Urad dhal/uluthamparuppu
1.5 tsp
Channa dhal/kadalaparuppu
2 tsp 
2 tbs
Red chilly/varamilagai(broken)
a pinch
  • Take the cooked rice in a plate and separate the grain and add in a tsp of oil.
  • Meanwhile in a pan take the oil  and do the tempering with mustard seeds,channa dhal and urad dhal.Add the cashews and asafoetida,fry it for a 30 seconds.Add in the red chilly,green chilly and curry leaves.
  • Add in the chopped onion and saute it for 30 seconds.Then goes in the chopped carrot and saute it for a minute or two.Add in the grated coconut,turmeric powder and salt,mix it for a minute.
  • At this stage add in the cooked black eye beans and mix it well.Let it be on the flame for a minute,put off the flame.Add in the lemon juice and mix it well.
  • Add in the cooked rice and mix it well till everything blends well.Add in the chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve it with pickle or chips

  • The amount of lemon can be altered depending on the sourness of the lemon.
  • Roasted peanuts can also be added along with cashews.
  • Instead of black eye beans.chickpeas or mung beans can also be added.



Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM#74


Lemon rice is one of my fav rice varieties and the addition of carrots and beans makes it more filling and delicious..

That is a really loaded lemon rice with a lot of goodness... lovely recipe...

Love the twist and I keep doing it too, very lovely pictures and good to have you back!

Great clicks and very pleasing rice . Love this version and the twist.

Good to have you back nalini! That is one colorful lemon rice! Adding carrots and lentils is a nice twist!

Adding carrot & beans in lemon rice make it so colorful and healthy too. Bookmarked to try.Tempting Clicks Nalini.

Very catchy lemon rice, adding carrots and black eyes beans sounds absolutely fabulous. Beautiful rice there.

Love the addition of legumes and veggies in the lemon rice -- makes it more wholesome and substantial.

Perfect Lunch box dish... Should try this out soon!!

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Lemon rice is a simple South Indian recipe that is both appetizing and healthy. This is an easy to make dish and the benefits of ingredients like asafoetida and turmeric are immense. Health Hack Lemon is a great source of vitamin C and peanuts are abundant in vitamins too. http://www.chukar.com

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