Monday, March 21, 2011

Yard Long Beans Lemon Rice

I tasted this recipe in the life member prasadam counter in Mayapur. Actually I am not a big fan of Lemon Rice but this one was out of the world. The lemon rice gets a unique taste because of the yard long beans. So I decided to try this at home and it did come out well. Moreover for office goers this is a real quick dish to prepare.

Rice - 1 cup
Lemon - 1
Yard Long Beans – 10-12
Turmeric powder – 1tsp
Ground Nuts - a few(optional)
Green Chillies - 3.
Curry leaves – a few
Oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Urad Dhal – 1 tsp
Channa Dhal – 2 tbsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Corriander leaves – a small bunch
Salt – as per taste

Method :

Wash and cook the rice in a pressure cooker.
Squeeze the juice from the lemon and keep it.
Cut the yard long beans into 2cm size pieces.
Heat oil in a pan, add the beans and fry well till the beans becomes tender and soft.
Remove the beans from the oil and keep it separately.
Next in the same pan to the oil, add the mustard seeds and once they burst add the urad dhal and channa dhal. When they become golden brown add the green chillies, curry leaves and ground nuts and fry well.
Next add the fried beans, then add the asafoetida and the turmeric powder.
Next add the cooked rice, lemon juice and salt. Mix well.
We can also add little dry grapes and cashew if need along with the ground nuts and fry them.(This is optional) Garnish with coriander leaves and Serve Hot.


  1. Lovely recipe and drooling over your pics.. Just yummy..

  2. Never addes beans to the lemon rice...sounds yum...

  3. This looks really delicious and adding yard long beans adds to the flavour.

  4. Interesting... so is the yard long beans the regular long beans (payathangai)

  5. Thanks all. Preethi yes in tamil we call them karamani.


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