Indian Name: Nimbu Chawal
Source: Jiva Newsletter November, 2010 Partap Chauhan
Ayurvedic Properties of Lime Rice:
Taste: Madhura Rasa (sweet)
Quality: Snigdha (unctuous), Laghu (light)
Potency: Sheeta (cold)
Post-digestive effect: Madhura
Medicinal Properties of Lime Rice:
is cooling in nature and thus pacifies Pitta Dosha. It is easy to digest and
might increase Vata, which is why it is balanced with lime, cumin seeds,
hing (asafoetida), and mustard
seeds. It is good for diarrhea, anorexia, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This
recipe is also good for post-surgical patients.
People who have a tendency for constipation should avoid eating rice.
Dosha Analysis: It pacifies Pitta and increases Vata Dosha.
white rice (it is better to use
2 cups water
1 tbsp urad dal (black gram)
½ tsp. mustard seeds
½ tsp. turmeric powder
1 pinch hing
1 tsp. whole cumin seeds
1 tsp. fresh lime juice
(or more to taste)
2 tbs. ghee
1 tsp. salt
with water for 10 to 12
Sautee spices (except for salt) and
the dal in melted ghee.
Mix rice and sautéed spice mix
Add lime juice and salt after removing
the mixture from the burner.