Lemon rice is a South Indian favourite and a delicious change from the norm. Feel free to serve it with plain yogurt. You can also add 1 teaspoon sugar for a sweet-salty taste.
Split Bengal gram (chana dal), skinned split black lentils (urad dal) and fresh curry leaves can be found in Indian/South Asian stores.
This is a delicious rice recipe, but in my opinion, it needs less turmeric. With 2 teaspoons turmeric the rice turned out more turmeric than lemon. And the rice turned out a little dry for our taste. I used only 3 green peppers and it was enough. And I didn't use cashews. With some modifications it will be a very good recipe. Absolutely easy to make. - 25 Feb 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)