Nimbe chitranna or Lemon riceTweet
Lemon rice is a popular south indian dish and lemon juice gives a very tangy taste to the rice. It is extremely simple to make and tasty too. Lemon rice is a delicious rice dish made with steamed rice and flavoured with lemon juice which gives a tangy flavor and freshness to the rice.
- Cooked rice - 2 cups
- Lemon - 1
- Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
- Oil - 2 tablespoons
- Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
- Urad dal - 1/2 teaspoon
- Split bengal gram dal/chana dal - 1/2 teaspoon
- Green chillies (chopped finely)
- Peanuts - 1 tablespoon
- Salt to taste
- Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
- Few curry leaves
HOW TO MAKE LEMON RICE RECIPE Spread the cooked rice on a large plate to cool down and spread evenly.
Take a small cup. Squeeze the lemon juice. Add salt and turmeric powder to it. Mix well and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, green chillies, peanuts and curry leaves. When the seeds start spluttering, remove from heat.
Add the cooked rice and mix well.
Add lemon mixture to the rice and mix thoroughly. Adjust salt accordingly.
Garnish lemon rice with coriander leaves and serve hot with raita or papad.