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Lime Rice (Nimbu Chawal)

Indian name: Nimbu Chawal
Ayurvedic Properties of Lime Rice
Taste: Madhur  Rasa (sweet)
Quality: Singhd (Unctuous), Laghu (light)
Potency: Sheet (Cold)
Post-digestive Effect: Madhur (sweet)

Medicinal Properties of Lime Rice

People who have a tendency for constipation should avoid eating rice.

Dosha Analysis
It pacifies Pitta and increases Vata Dosha.


  • 1 cup white rice (it is better to use one-year-old rice)

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 tbs urad dal (black gram)

  • ½ tsp. mustard seeds

  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder

  • 1 pinch hing

  • 1 tsp. whole cumin seeds

  • tsp. fresh lime juice (or more to taste)

  • 2 tbs. ghee

  • 1 tsp. salt


  • Cook rice with water for 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Sauté spices (except for salt) and the dal in melted ghee.

  • Mix rice and sautéed spice mix together.

  • Add lime juice and salt after taking the mixture down from the gas.
    Serve hot.