Perumal Kovil Elimicham Pazha Saadham / Temple Lemon Rice

Perumal Kovil Elimicham Pazha Saadham / Temple Lemon Rice

Perumal Kovil Elimichapazham Saadham


Basmati rice 1 cup/raw rice
Fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Turmeric 1/4 spoon
Green chilies 6 chopped
Ginger 2″ grated
Chana-urid dal 2-4 spoon
Peanuts 1 fistful
Mustard seeds 1/2 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Asafoetida 1/4 spoon
Curry leaves few
Sesame oil few spoons.


Cook rice with enough salt in it. Spread the same in a wide tray…to get well-separated stiff rice.

Well, now temper the spices(except lemon juice, everything). Then run this seasoning over the rice…add the lemon juice as well, mix thoroughly. Pack them up in a compact box. Let his sit for 2-3 hours, to yield flavorful rice.

Here you go, perfect lunch ready.


18 Responses so far.

  1. The Foodie says:

    Malar this rice is looking so good..exactly like the temple rice…can’t ever have enough of lemon rice.

  2. Temple lemon rice is my fav it tastes something different and yummy.

  3. Priya says:

    Such a flavourful rice, delicious!

  4. divya says:

    looks fantastic. Superb!!! :)

  5. Rachu says:

    Its the easiest and goes so well without any curry also.. just a delicious dish..

  6. Suman Singh says:

    love lemon rice and that looks so tempting delicious..

  7. GEETHA ACHAL says:

    Is that adding seseme Oil makes it tastes like Temple lemon rice..

    Amma used to make mostly lemon and tamrind rice in seaseme oil only…

  8. I like the idea of keeping them in box for 2-3 hours, as truely these kind of rices taste better when they are little old.

  9. looks Lovely Malar I love lemon rice:)

  10. quite perfect for my kiddos lunch box!Luv lemon rice!

  11. மலர் ஒரு கப்புக்கு ஒரு கப் லெமன் ஜூஸா>?

  12. Malar Gandhi says:

    Oh Jaleela, I made a typo’…its 1 table spoon lemon juice for one large cup of rice. I always assume, people know rice cup is different from measuring cup…ooops:( Maybe next time, I will be specific.

  13. Malar Gandhi says:


    Sesame oil makes it so authentic…

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