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Monday, January 6, 2014

South Indian - Lime rice | Lunch Box Recipe

       Everybody likes to make a simple ,yet healthy,filling rice for Lunch box/Tiffin Box?.A South Indian style Lime Rice which is healthy,filling ,tasty. Got the perfect spice,colours,crunchiness too.

South Indian -Lime Rice

      Lime has got lots of vitamin C ,which helps fight cold and increase the body immunity during any season especially in  cold weather. I have mentioned many times in my previous post that we live in a  Mexican neighbourhood and there is an abundance of Mexican veggies and fruits available here. Lime is one such mexican fruit that add sourness for their dips ,salads,soups and rice.
       I hardly see any difference between  lemon rice  and lime rice ,but the later one has less vitamin C compared to former one.

Some other Easy lunch box rice recipes  Coconut rice,Tomato pulav,Mint rice.
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                               South Indian - Lime Rice |Easy Lunch Box Recipe

South Indian - Lime Rice                         How to make vazhakkai varuval for rice

 Cuisine: South Indian Category:Lunch Serves2   Prep time:15 minutes(marination time) Cook time:10 minutes Total time:30 minutes.

  • Juice from 1 1/2 small lime.
  • Salt as required
  • 1 1/4 cup raw rice.
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder.
To temper:
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds.
  • 1 tbsp Split channa dal or 1 tbsp peanuts.
  • 1 tbsp oil.
  • 3 green chili
  • few curry leaves(optional)
  • few cashews(optional)
  • Take juice out of lime.
  • Wash and soak the rice for 10 -15 min .
  • Add 3 - 3 1/4 cups of water along with a drop of oil to rice.
  •  Pressure cook the rice for a whistle.
  • Cool it completely by placing in a large pot.
How To Cook South Indian Style Lime Rice:
  • Heat oil in a saute pan and temper it with mustard seeds.
  • After mustard seeds splutter add chana dal(cashew/peanuts) ,once it changes colour add slit green chili.
  • Add turmeric powder and saute for sometime.
  • Add lime juice ,let it boil for a minute.
  • Now add tempered lime juice to rice.
preparation of lime rice

  • Add required salt as well.Mix very well until there are no lumps.
  • Lime rice is ready.Enjoy your lunch.
  • Perfect sides for rice.
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  • Adjust the spice and salt according to your taste.
  • Cool the rice completely before adding the lime juice .You can cook the rice the night before in this case add more oil to get desired softness.

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Pics updated  3/3/2015 on recipe revisiting.


  1. Perfect colour of rice.. loved our presentation.... Am nominating you for the "Liebster award".. Please follow the link to grab your award.
    wishing you a happy new year

  2. One of my favorite rice and you have done it perfectly...inviting lemon rice :)
    Thanks Sathya for joining Love 2 Bake event.,try to post at least any 3 Mondays..if not join us as you can. plz give your email id..i will invite you to the Facebook group.

  3. Delicious Lemon rice Satya. I love it. Looks perfect lunch box,

  4. This is WOW! Simple, quick yet flavorful... Wanted to make it last evening n saw your post today... :) Now have to try this out...

    See ya sometime @ :)

  5. indeed a jiffy one.. i dont think any can turn as simple n tasty as this.. urs looks perfect

  6. Simple, very flavorful of my fav dish.

  7. The lemon rice looks perfect, :) I make them atleast once an week

  8. I love this rice very much... looks yumm... Thanks for linking Dear...


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