Lemon rice is a South Indian favorite where it is known as ‘Chitrannam’. It’s quite delicious and if you love the tangy flavor, then this lime ‘n’ lemoni dish is for you. You can also use left over rice for this dish. Lemon rice can be prepared very quickly and easily.
Recipe of lemon rice
3 cups boiled rice
3/4 tsp mustard seeds (kali sarson)
1 tbsp chana dal (
1 tbsp urad dal (split black gram skinless)
2-3 dry whole red chillies
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
2 tbsp lemon juice
7-8 curry leaves
1 onion- sliced and separated
1 tbsp oil
1. Gently mix boiled rice with salt and lemon juice. Take care that rice grains do not break.
2. Heat oil in a wok or a kadhai and add mustard seeds and dry red chillies. When mustard seeds begin to pop, add chana dal. Roast for 1/2 a minute.
3. Add urad dal and curry leaves. Roast till dals get light brown. Add onion and sauté till light brown. Add turmeric powder. Add rice; give it a gentle mix and lower heat.
4. Cook covered on a low heat for 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat. Let it stand for 2-3 minutes more. Uncover and take out lemon rice on a serving platter.