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Coconut Lemon Rice

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 people 1x


Really simple recipe of plain rice tossed in peanuts, desiccated coconut, lemon and south Indian spices.


  • 2 cups Cooked Rice
  • 2/3 cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 1/4 cup Peanuts
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Rai Seeds (Red Mustard Seeds)
  • 1 tsp Sarson Seeds (Black Mustard Seeds)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt
  • 7-8 leaves Kadhi Patta (Curry Leaves)
  • 3-4 pieces Dried Red Chillies


  1. Heat coconut oil in a pan and add rai seeds (red mustard seeds), sarson (black mustard seeds), dried red chillies, kadhi patta (curry leaves) to it. Let this crackle on medium low heat for a minute or two.
  2. Add the peanuts and let them get all toasted and brown in colour.
  3. Add desiccated coconut and let cook (sautéing consistently) for a minute until the coconut is toasted and turns brown in colour.
  4. Add salt, rice and lemon juice and mix well until everything is well combined.
  5. Let the rice cook over medium low heat for additional two to three minutes and serve hot with yogurt or as it is as a snack.

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