Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Lemon Rice/Chitrannam



Lemon rice or chitrannam is a classic South Indian rice recipe. It is also served as prasadam in temples. The tangy rice with its inviting fresh aroma is hard to resist. If you have left over rice this is a great option for lunch/dinner.Serve it with roasted potatoes, papads and pickle and it makes a  simple and elegant meal.



Ingredients

Cooked Basmathi rice- 3 cups
Chana dal- 1/4 cup
Urad dal- 1 tsp
Peanut- 1/4 cup
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Ginger sliced- 1 inch thick
Green chilly slit- 3
Dry red chilly- 3
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Hing or asafoetida 1/3 tsp
Lemon juice-  1 1/2 lemon
ghee- 1/2 tsp
oil- 2 tbs
Curry leaves- a few


For this recipe you need two cups of freshly cooked rice or left over rice.Dry roast peanuts and keep aside.Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and when they splutter add curry leaves, dry red chilly and chana dal and urad dal and fry till slightly brown.Add turmeric and hing and saute for a few seconds and in goes ginger and slit green chilly and fry till there is a nice aroma of ginger.Add in the rice and the lemon juice and mix well and fry the rice for a minute. Serve with pickle and papad.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..

34 comments:

  1. lemon rice is so tempting ad inviting grab it

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  2. Truly impressive and mouthwatering recipe Dear. Yummm clicks with delicious presentation.Luv it.

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  3. Delicious and colorful looking lemon rice. Excellent preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  4. one of my all time fav rice...looks delicious

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  5. Looks so colorful and inviting, Luv all those clicks

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  6. Comforting and delicious lemon rice.

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  7. Nice comfort and delicious lemon rice !! I almost make weekly once for my lunch box :)

    Ongoing Event - Festive Food

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  8. An all time fav dear ~ the color looks so very appetizing!
    USMasala

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  9. lemon rice looks really tempting...

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  10. Adipoli lemon rice..ente favorite!

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  11. A mouth-watering dish. I just love Lemon Rice and thanks to u I can make it now...
    Lovely color too :)

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  12. Never say no to lemon rice, can survive for many days with it.

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  13. What a lovely colour,soo soo tempting.

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  14. Love this flavourful and delicious rice.

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  15. Lemon rice looks delicious, flavourful, yummy and mouth watering.

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  16. fabulous colour... delicious..

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  17. Flavourful and comfort meal..looks very inviting

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  18. Lemons rice looks so tempting.Nice pic

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  19. wow..it looks very appetising. love the colour.

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  20. Lemon rice looks so inviting and flavorful.

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  21. My daughter's favorite...she took it for her lunch today...looks very delicious

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  22. I love lemon rice. Such an easy yet yummy recipe :) Yours looks yumm

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  23. I have bookmarked this really gorgeous rice dish! I could eat it by the spoonfuls!

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  24. enikku vayya,,,ethu kalakki....kidilam lemon rice....yellow color adipoli aayittundu...

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  25. Lemon rice looks perfect and delicious

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  26. One rice I always loved and the flavour I admired.Yum !

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