Lime Rice


Lime Rice

Sometimes it is the simple dishes that turn out the best. Lime Rice is one such dish. The fresh and lemony flavored rice speaks volumes and tastes great making you simply yearn for more. Any spicy side dish pairs well with Lime Rice. Lime Rice is unique and special with Bengal gram and peanuts adding a crunch to the citrus dish. Add Lime Rice to your menu and when guests arrive without prior notice, you need not panic. Lime is great in the nutrition index and is good for your system. You can discover a step wise illustrated Lime Rice here. Enjoy.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 2 people



  • For preparing Lime Rice, first heat oil or ghee in a pan.
  • Splutter mustard seeds and when they crackle, add slit serrano chillies. Stir in low flame till it emits a fragrance.
  • Add bengal gram, peanuts and curry leaves in quick succession. Allow the peanuts to be slightly browned.
  • Add turmeric powder and required salt. Stir in lime juice.
  • Add cooked white rice. Mix gently. Remove pan from fire. Let the vessel sit intact for a few minutes before serving.
  • Serve hot Lime Rice with pappad and pickle. You can add cashews for addtional taste.
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Response (4)
  1. a
    ashok April 2, 2004

    I admire your creativity of preparing lime rice without lime. I feel the taste would be even more better with lime. Any way keep it up.

  2. l
    lakshmi April 8, 2004

    Hi VJ when i saw lime rice in the menu i thought it is something different when i saw it it was really different without putting lime preparing lime rice great in our side we called it as CHITRANNA but u made it as vichitranna ,any way it is good to eat .

  3. S


    You have forgotten to include the lime in the recipe, please try to add it atleast at this point of time.



  4. s
    ss January 12, 2005

    where is lime , doonthehi rehjayega ? what to rate

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