Lemon Chitranna Rice

Chitranna Rice (चित्राणा राइस) is a famous South Indian rice dish; especially in Karnataka. When cooked rice mix in a seasoning called Oggarane or Gojju chitranna rice are made. Gojju is gravy made-up with mustard seeds, fried lentils, peanuts, curry leaves, garlic, chillies, onions; sometime people also add tomato, lemon juice or scrapes of unripe mango. This is the one form of chitranna rice; another form is made by using powdered spices.

Today recipe is lemon chitranna rice, other chitranna rice are later in future.

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Lemon Chitranna Rice

Recipe by VipashaCourse: Breakfast, Veg FoodCuisine: Indian


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This South Indian famous Lemon Chitranna Rice dish is best to have in breakfast little hunger time.



  • Wash, rinse and cook rice as regularly you cook. When rise cooked, spread cooked rice on a plate with the help of fork to cool.
  • Finely chop green chilli (हरी मिर्च), curry leaves (करी पत्ते) and fresh coriander (ताजा धनिया). Keep aside.
  • In a pan heat 5 tbsp. oil and roast peanuts (मूँगफली) till golden brown and crispy. Take in a plate and keep aside.
  • Now in same oil roast cashews (काजू) until little brown and crisp. Take on another plate and keep aside.
  • Now in same oil add mustard (सरसों) seeds, cumin (जीरा) seeds and skinned and split black gram (धूलि उड़द दाल). Sauté for a minute and add dried red chilli (सूखी लाल मिर्च), chopped green chilli (हरी मिर्च), curry leaves (करी पत्ते). Sauté for a minute.
  • Now add asafoetida (हींग), turmeric (हल्दी) powder and roasted peanuts (मूँगफली). Sauté for a minute and remove from the flame.
  • Immediately add room temperature cooked rice and squeeze the lemon. Add salt as per taste. Mix well, cover and set aside for 5-6 minutes.
  • Your lemon chitranna rice is ready, garnish with chopped coriander and roasted cashews (काजू). Serve.

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