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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 Β 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: Β 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.





Hi, I am Kavita, the owner of this blog.There are many types of foodies; vegeterian, non vegetarian, eggeterian , so i thought foodies should be called "foodaterian". Hence the name.Like most of you, i too was an amateur cook who didn't know even the basics like how much water to be added to rice?. :) With time i have learned and would like to share and learn the recipes. Hope to get love and support from all you wonderful people. You can reach me at twitter:

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