Monday, September 5, 2011

Lemon Rice / Chitranna

The days when you don’t want to do more than what you already have and all you have is leftover rice, then this is the PERFECT dish for you. :o). You can try this with freshly made rice, but it turns out fluffy when you use cold rice/ cooled one. Lemon rice can be put together in 5 minutes.

Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 5 min. | Cooking Time: 5 min

·         Cooked Rice – 4 cups (1 cup if uncooked – Cook the rice first and let it cool.)
·         Mustard seeds – ½ tsp.
·         Asafetida or Hing – 2 pinch
·         Peanuts – 3 tbsp.
·         Black split gram/ Urad daal – 1 tsp.
·         Curry leaves – 10
·         Green Chili – 3 (split in center)
·         Onion – 1 medium sized (1 cup chopped)
·         Ginger – 1 tsp. finely chopped
·         Turmeric powder – ½ tsp.
·         Lime juice – 1 tbsp.
·         Oil – 2 tbsp.
·         Salt to taste

Method of Preparation:
~  In a heavy bottomed pan, heat oil and as mustard seeds.
~  After the mustard start crackling, add hing, peanuts and urad daal
~  Fry peanuts for about 2 minutes (until nice aroma starts coming).
~  Add green chili, curry leaves, chopped onions and ginger.
~  Continue to fry until Onion becomes translucent.
~  Now add turmeric powder and half of the lime juice and mix.
~  Add rice, salt to taste and the remaining lime juice.
~  Mix everything thoroughly and switch off the heat after 3 or 4 minutes, otherwise rice starts to stick to the bottom.
~  Serve it hot with pickle or cucumber raita.

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  1. Love this tangy, yummy rice ~ a classic!

  2. Quick fix rice and lovely presentation.

  3. very flavorful n yummy version..
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  4. lemon rice always reminds me of picnics. I love your pictures with peanuts popping outside. Thank you for linking with Any One can Cook also happy to follow your delicious blog :)


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