Lemon is one of the easiest , tasty and wholesome food which can be prepared in fifteen minutes. It is customary in our traditions to make this during festivals.
It is popular as Chitranna in South India. It is ideal to pack for lunch box. The various variations that you can make here are many. If it is not festive season, use onions in the seasoning. If it is the season of peas, you can use them.
The ingredients that you need are:
1 cup of cooked rice (measurement: 1 cup = 250 ml)
2 tbsp of groundnuts
3 green chillies cut into pieces
a few curry leaves
1 tbsp of gram dal
1 tbsp of urad dal
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp fresh coconut
2 tsp coriander leaves
At first, prepare the rice and allow to cool.
Take a kadai and make the seasoning with all the ingredients. Allow the groundnuts to cook for a few seconds. Now, remove from fire and keep aside. Add the cooked rice and salt. Mix well. Add the lemon juice. Garnish with fresh coconut and finely cut coriander leaves.
Lemon rice is a tasty variety of rice that is usually prepared during festivals in South India.
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 2 tbsp groundnuts
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/8 tsp asafoetida
- 1 tbsp bengal gram
- 1 tbsp urad dal
- a few curry leaves
- salt to taste
- 4 green chilly
- coriander leaves
- 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp fresh coconut
Wash and cook the rice in pressure cooker. The grains should be separate. Add water accordingly.
Take oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, as it crackle add bengal gram and urad dal, let cook for a few seconds. Add groundnuts, let cook for a few minutes. Then add the green chilly, asafoetida, turmeric powder and curry leaves.
Put the cooked rice in it. Add salt and mix well. Put lemon juice to it.
Garnish with coconut and coriander leaves.
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