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Beat the Heat with South Indian Lemon Rice: Your Go-To Summer Meal

Beat the Heat with South Indian Lemon Rice: Your Go-To Summer Meal

Posted by Suryamasale on 13th May 2024

Hey there, fellow foodies! Have you ever wondered why South Indian cuisine is a nationwide obsession? We think it's because of the explosion of flavors and the warm, fuzzy feeling you get with every bite! And the best part? It's incredibly good for you too!

Today, we're shining the spotlight on one of our favorite South Indian dishes: the humble yet amazing lemon rice! It is made with basmati rice (or any other rice consumed by you), a special blend of spices called Surya lemon rice masala, and classic ingredients like mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chili, and peanuts, this dish is a flavor bomb waiting to happen!

And the best part? It's super easy to make and is perfect for a quick weekday lunch, even on the hottest summer days!

So, why should you make lemon rice your summer lunch staple? Because of The Cool Comfort of Lemon Rice:

●Firstly, lemon rice is the epitome of comfort food. It's like a warm hug for your taste buds on a sweltering summer afternoon.

●Secondly, it's a breeze to prepare, even for a late riser like us! Just pair it with some tangy chutney or Surya pickles, and you've got a satisfying meal that's perfect for beating the heat.

So, there you have it - lemon rice is the ultimate summer lunch solution! It's cool, comforting, and is a way easy to make. Give it a try and experience the magic for yourself!

What Makes Lemon Rice a Summer Superstar?

The secret lies in its ingredients. Imagine this - steamed basmati rice infused with the tangy zest of lemon juice, adorned with aromatic curry leaves, fiery mustard seeds, and crunchy peanuts. Each component brings its own set of nutrients to the table, offering a refreshing respite from the scorching summer sun.

The Benefits of Lemon Rice:

  1. Vitamin C Boost: When the sun beats down relentlessly, our bodies need all the help they can get to stay hydrated and detoxified. Enter lemon, packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, it's like a refreshing burst of sunshine in every bite of lemon rice. Vitamin C not only boosts immunity but also helps flush out toxins, keeping you feeling fresh and energized despite the sweltering heat.
  2. Gut Cooling Effect: Ever notice how a sip of lemonade instantly cools you down on a hot day? Well, that's thanks to lemon's natural cooling properties. In lemon rice, these properties work wonders, helping to balance your body's internal temperature and ward off heat-related discomfort. So, when the heatwave hits, grab a bowl of lemon rice, and let it soothe your soul.
  3. Digestive Aid: Summer isn't just about fun in the sun; it's also a time when our digestive systems can feel a bit sluggish. But fear not, because the spices in lemon rice are here to save the day! Hing, jeera, and mustard seeds are like little digestive superheroes, promoting healthy digestion and metabolism, and ensuring your gut stays happy and healthy all summer long.
  4. Hydration and Iron Balance: Staying hydrated is key during the summer months, and lemon rice makes it easy peasy. The combination of lemon and rice not only keeps you hydrated but also helps balance iron levels in the body, keeping you feeling strong and energized even in the midst of a heatwave.
  5. Electrolyte Production: Pair your lemon rice with some tangy Surya pickles, and you've got yourself the ultimate summer power duo. Pickles are loaded with potassium and sodium, essential electrolytes that help keep you hydrated and aid in digestion. So, whether you're lounging by the pool or braving the summer heat, lemon rice is your go-to heat savior, keeping you cool, hydrated, and satisfied all season long.

How to Prepare South Indian Lemon Rice at Home:

Craving a taste of summer goodness? Follow this simple recipe to create your own batch of refreshing lemon rice:


●200g rice

●20g Surya Lemon Rice Masala

●Whole red chili, curry leaves, mustard seeds, and fried peanuts for seasoning

●Lemon juice (added at the end)


  1. Cook the rice until fluffy.
  2. Mix in the Surya Lemon Rice Masala until well combined.
  3. In a separate pan, heat oil and add whole red chili, curry leaves, mustard seeds, and fried peanuts for seasoning.
  4. Add the seasoned mixture to the rice and mix gently.
  5. Finish by squeezing fresh lemon juice over the rice.
  6. Pair it with some tangy Surya Pickles for a more zesty flavor.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy the burst of summer flavors!

Wrapping Up,

Stay cool and refreshed this summer with South Indian Lemon Rice, the perfect solution to beat the heat! Lemon rice isn't just a dish; it's a culinary masterpiece that embodies the essence of summer. With its refreshing taste, nutritional benefits, and ease of preparation, it's no wonder that lemon rice has earned its rightful place as a summer favorite.

This tangy and aromatic dish is a game-changer, and with Surya Lemon Rice Masala, you can take it to the next level. Whether you're enjoying it at a picnic, with family, or at home, its zesty goodness will leave you feeling satisfied and cool. So, don't forget to add South Indian Lemon Rice to your summer menu and make sure to use Surya Lemon Rice Masala for that authentic taste. Stay refreshed, stay flavorful, and savor the taste of summer with Surya Masale!

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