Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Kannadiga Recipes : Nimbe Hannina Chitranna | Lemon Rice

 Chitranna is a favorite rice base dish of karnataka especially from Bengaluru and Mysore side. There are many varieties in Chitranna like Mavinakai Chitranna(Raw Mango Rice), Nimbe Hannina Chitranna (simply called Chitranna or Lemon Rice), Sabbasige Soppu Chitranna(Dill leaves Lemon Rice). Among all,  Nimbe Hannina Chitranna is very easy to make recipe yet liked by every one. Here it goes.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2

  • 1 cup cooked Rice
  • 1-2 table spoon Peanuts
  • ½  tea spoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 tea spoon Urad dal
  • 1 tea spoon Chana dal
  • 2-3 Green chillies cut into 2 halves
  • ½  tea spoon Turmeric powder
  • 2-3 table spoon Lemon juice
  • A small bunch chopped Coriander leaves
  • 1-2 table spoon Oil/ghee
  • 1 strand of Curry leaves
  • Salt as per taste


  • Heat oil/ghee in a pan.
  • When heated up add mustard, when it pops up add chana dal, urid dal, peanuts, curry leaves,green chillies. Fry a bit untill peanuts are fried. 
  • Now add termeric, salt.
  • When the mix cools down a bit, add cooked rice and mix well.

  • At last add chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice. Mix well. Serve hot with curd or raita or just as it is.

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