chitranna recipe | lemon rice recipe

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chitranna recipe | lemon rice recipe with detailed photo recipe. lemon rice is a breakfast recipe from left over rice with a squeeze of lemon.
chitrannachitranna recipe | lemon rice recipe with step by step photo recipe. chitranna or lemon rice recipe is very common breakfast recipe. there would be always some leftover rice in our fridge and lemon rice is the first option it comes to my mind. according to me, chitranna or lemon rice reipe is the easiest and quickest recipe out of all rice recipe

this recipe has become a breakfast recipe for me now, but during my college days lemon rice was my regular lunch menu. back than i used to love this recipe very much as it is instant, spicy and tangy rice recipe. perfect for lunch box as it can be quickly prepared in busy mornings.

lemon rice

the key ingredients for this recipe is rice and generous amount of lemon with some fried peanuts and some cashews. in this recipe i have freshly cooked the rice just for lemon rice recipe. but trust me this recipe turns amazing with leftover rice or last night rice. if you are freshly preparing the rice, than the rice has to be completely cooled down.

i have posted several rice recipe in my blog. you may find these recipe interesting especially veg fried ricebisi bele bath, coconut pulaopuliyogarecapsicum ricetomato rice, pudina pulaomushroom pulao, sambar rice,coriander rice, tawa pualo curd rice, pudina pulao, tomato rice recipes.

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chitranna recipe | lemon rice recipe
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Recipe type: rice
Cuisine: south indian
Serves: 2-3 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ cup rice
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp jeera
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 5 cashews
  • ¼ cup peanuts or groundnuts
  • 2 springs coriander leaves
  • a pinch of hing
  • salt to taste
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. rinse and cook 1½ cup of rice. i cooked the rice in pressure cooker with 4 cups of water.
  2. once cooked spread the rice on a plate. let it cool down.
  3. in a frying pan add 4-5 tsp of oil and roast the groundnuts or peanuts. do not burn them and make them crisp and golden brown in colour. once done keep aside.
  4. in the same, roast the cashew nuts till light brown. remove the cashew nuts and keep aside.
  5. now to the same pan add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and urad dal.
  6. once mustard seeds start popping, add the red chilies, green chilies and curry leaves, fry for 20 -30 seconds.
  7. add hing, turmeric powder, peanuts and fry everything on a low flame. switch off the flame.
  8. now add the cooked rice. the rice has to be in room temperature.
  9. next squeeze the lemon on top of the rice. stir and mix well.
  10. keep the lemon rice covered for the flavors to blend for 4-5 minutes.
  11. garnish the lemon rice with coriander leaves and cashews.


chitranna recipe | lemon rice step by step photo recipe:

  1. rinse and cook 1½ cup of rice. i cooked the rice in pressure cooker with 4 cups of water.
  2. once cooked spread the rice on a plate. let it cool down.
    lemon rice
  3. in a frying pan add 4-5 tsp of oil and roast the groundnuts or peanuts. do not burn them and make them crisp and golden brown in colour. once done keep aside.
    lemon rice
  4. in the same, roast the cashew nuts till light brown. remove the cashew nuts and keep aside.
    lemon rice
  5. now to the same pan add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and urad dal.
    lemon rice
  6. once mustard seeds start popping, add the red chilies, green chilies and curry leaves, fry for 20 -30 seconds.
    lemon rice
  7. add hing, turmeric powder, peanuts and fry everything on a low flame. switch off the flame.
    lemon rice
  8. now add the cooked rice. the rice has to be in room temperature.
    lemon rice
  9. next squeeze the lemon on top of the rice. stir and mix well.
    lemon rice
  10. keep the lemon rice covered for the flavours to blend for 4-5 minutes.
  11. garnish the lemon rice with coriander leaves and cashews.
    lemon rice


notes:

  • i have freshly prepared rice, whereas left over rice also can be used.
  • add turmeric generously. you would get rich colour for your lemon rice.
  • adding chillies gives spicy flavour to the rice.
  • optionally you can add cooked basmati rice.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

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