How to make Lemon and Pumpkin Rice -

Rice cooked with lemon and pumpkin is very tasty indeed.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Lemon Juice (नींबु का रस), Basmati Rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Lemon and Pumpkin Rice

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Lemon and Pumpkin Rice Recipe

  • Lemon Juice soaked for an hour 1 1/2 cups

  • Basmati Rice 2 teaspoons

  • Lemon 1

  • Red pumpkin peeled 250 grams

  • Salt to taste

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies 2-3

  • Coconut milk 1 cup


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Slice onion.

Step 2

Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds to the pan and let them splutter. Add onion and sauté till translucent.

Step 3

Cut pumpkin into 1 inch cubes and add to the pan. Add salt and mix well. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Step 4

Slit green chillies without cutting through and add to the pan. Cover and cook on high heat till the pumpkin changes colour. Add coconut milk and 2 cups water and mix well.

Step 5

Add drained basmati rice and bring it to a boil. Cut the lemon half into 4 pieces and add to the pan. Add lemon juice and mix well. Cover and cook till the rice is done.

Step 6

Transfer onto a serving plate and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.