Chitraana (Lemon Rice) Recipe

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Chitraana (Lemon Rice)
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  • Recipe Servings: 4
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Leftover rice? Make lemon rice out of it. Light and fresh lemon rice recipe with cashew nuts and channa dal.

Ingredients of Chitraana (Lemon Rice)

  • 500 gm cooked rice
  • 50 ml lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

  • Tempering:
  • 50 ml oil
  • 5 gm mustard seeds
  • 5 gm channa dal
  • 5 gm curry leaves
  • 10 gm ginger
  • 5 gm green chillies
  • 5 gm turmeric powder
  • 5 gm asafoetida
  • Salt
  • 50 gm cashew nuts
  • 20 gm coriander leaves

How to Make Chitraana (Lemon Rice)

  1. Mix the lemon juice, salt and cooked rice and keep aside.
  2. Chop the ginger, green chillies and the coriander leaves.
  3. Heat the oil and add the mustard seeds, when they crackle add the channa dal and stir until golden.
  4. Add the rest of the tempering ingredients and saute for 3 minutes.
  5. Add the rice and cook on a slow flame for another 5 minutes.