Carrot Lemon Rice Recipe

Carrot Lemon Rice Recipe
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Carrot Lemon Rice Recipe is a food with healthy ingredients and hence a key to good mood. Lemon Rice is a south Indian one pot meal which serves as a great anytime food. Carrot Lemon Rice Recipe is its healthier variant with carrots in it. Addition of carrots add the crunch and juice to the pilaf to redefine the yumminess.

The Lemon Rice is savoured best with curd and I have tried tutti fruity curd as a side here. Carrot lemon rice can also be served with Papad and Pickle, or Curries.

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Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

65 M


4 Servings


  • 4 cups Cooked rice
  • 1 cup Carrot (Gajjar) , grated
  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 Green Chilli , finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 Lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon Dessicated Coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Carrot Lemon Rice Recipe

  1. To begin making the Carrot Lemon Rice Recipe, do the prep and get all the ingredients together.

  2. Take a pan and heat ghee/ coconut oil.

  3. Add in mustard seeds. When they splutter, add in curry leaves and lentils. Once the lentils turn golden, add desiccated coconut and sauté for 2-3 min until the aroma comes.

  4. Add grated carrot and cook for a minute, until the rawness disappears. Add any dry fruits (optional) at this stage. Add cooked rice, salt and turmeric powder. Toss well and simmer for few minutes.

  5. Turn off the flame and add lemon juice and mix again.

  6. Garnish with curry leaves and enjoy with curd or curries.

  7. The Carrot Lemon Rice can be served with papad and pickle for a lunch or dinner.