Cooked rice (preferably sona masoori) - 2 cups
Lime/Lemon juice - I prefer lime juice - depends on how sour you want. - Add 5 table spoons for 2 cups of rice (for beginners)
Oil - 6 table spoons
Mustard seeds - 1 tea spoon
Asafoetida - 1/2 tea spoon
Chana dal - 1 table spoons
Peanuts - 3 table spoons
Red chillies - 3-4
Green chillies - 3-4
Salt to taste
Method of preparation
1) Take cooked rice in a big platter or big bowl, so that you can mix it properly.
2) Now put tadka in a kadai. Add oil to it and let it heat. Now add mustard seeds and let it splutter
3) Add asafoetida, green chillies, red chillies, chana dal, peanuts and turmeric and mix properly, Once peanuts are roasted properly (to reduce the time to prepare, add roasted peanuts), add salt to it. (sufficiant for all the rice also).
4) Now add tadka lime/lemon juice to the cooked rice and mix it with hand.
Your lemon rice is ready to serve with any pickle or as is.