South Indian Lemon rice, is rice mixed with lemon. It has a nice tangy flavor of lemon and mild flavor of ginger.
Its very easy to make and makes a great lunch-box option.
it is one of the frequently made recipes in south india with leftover rice for morning breakfast and is served with chutney.
Also known as chitranna in Karnataka.
1 tbsp Lemon juice
2 cups cooked Rice
1 tbsp Oil.
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/2 tsp Urad dal (split black lentils)
1 tsp Ginger grated.
5 to 6 Curry Leaves (kadi patta)
2 whole dry kashmiri red chillies/Green chillies , broken into pieces
1 tbsp Peanuts.
1 tbsp Cashew nuts broken into pieces.
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 TB so Coriander Leaves chopped.
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
When the seeds crackle, add the urad dal,curry leaves,grated ginfer and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
Add red chillies/green chiilies and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
Add peanuts and cashew nuts,saute till golden brown in colour.
Add the turmeric powder,rice and salt,mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
Switch off the gas ,add lemon juice and mix well ,add chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.