Lemon Rice /Chitranna Recipe

The state of Karnataka in India is known for the variety of Rice preparations. One of the easiest and simplest to make is what is known as Lemon Rice or Chitranna. It is served on all auspicious occasions as well as an in the temples.

Ingredients :

  • 125 gms rice
  • 4 green chillies slit
  • A small bowl of coconut grated
  • Half of a large lemon
  • A pinch of Haldi /Turmeric.
  • 2 tsps Ghee/clarified butter
  • 2 tsps Oil
  • 1 red chilly crushed
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 1tsp Urad dal/Black Gram Dal
  • 1 tsp Chana dal/Bengal Gram Dal
  • 3 tbsps Peanuts
  • Coriander leaves

Method :

Cook rice with a tsp of Ghee and salt. It should be a little firm to touch. Heat ghee and oil. Add the mustard and after it splutters add the urad dal and chana dal. Roast to a golden brown. Drop in the slit green chillies. Toss. Add the crushed red chilly. Drop in the peanuts and toss for a couple of minutes. Add the curry leaves and mix well. Add the rice, turmeric powder, lemon juice and salt. Mix thoroughly and heat well. Garnish with grated coconut and coriander leaves. Serve with a Raita of your choice.

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