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Lemon soya rice

Packing lunch box every day is quite a task. Balanced food + nutrition is an interesting combo. Soya is a rich source of protein for vegetarians. Making soya curry is one way of incorporating. Another is adding them in small quantities in variety rice.

This time i incorporated this magic veggie to the humble lemon rice.Lemon rice or  Chitranna as it is popularly known here is one such meal. The flavors of ginger,lemon and peanuts make it even more lovable. Easy to make for lunch box or a breakfast for people who like eating rice for breakfast. Also great for travels. Combine with a packet of chips or papad and its a heavenly combo.


Here goes the recipe:


Cooked Rice : 1 cup (Old one works best)

Lemon juice: 3 tbsp

Soya granules:  a handful.

To temper”

Oil: 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds: 1 tsp

Chana Dal: 1 tsp

Urad Dal: 1 tsp

Peanuts: 1 tbsp

Green chillies: 1 finely chopped

Ginger: 1/2 inch finely chopped

Turmeric powder: 1 tsp

Salt to taste

To Garnish:

Coriander leaves: a handful finely chopped



  1. Boil the soya and keep aside.
  2. Heat in a pan, add “to temper items”. When crackles, add the rice,turmeric powder and salt.
  3. Mix in the soya and lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves.
  4. Serve.





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