Lemon Rice / Chitranna

  • Cooked Rice: 3 cups
  • Onion: 1
  • Green Chilly: 3-4 (adjust to your taste)
  • Mustard Seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Groundnuts / Peanuts: 2 tbsp
  • Curry Leaves: 6-7
  • Cashew Nuts: 7 (optional)
  • Lemon Juice: 1 and 1/2 tbsp (can be increased or decreased according to your taste)
  • Turmeric Powder: 2 pinch
  • Bengal Gram: 1/2 tsp
  • Grated Coconut: 2 tbsp
  • Oil: 2 tbsp
  • Salt: to taste
Note: Rice grains should be separate when cooked. Before cooking the rice use bit less water than the usual measurement.


Cooked rice should be at room temperature before using to avoid lumps.
  • Heat the oil in the pan.
  • Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add curry leaves and green chilly.
  • Add Bengal Gram.
  • Add groundnuts, saute for few second.
  • Add cashew nuts saute till it gets slightly roasted.
  • Add onion and 1/2 tsp salt saute till onion gets slightly golden brown.
  • Add turmeric and salt to taste, mix.
  • Add cooked rice, mix gently for few seconds.
  • Add coconut, mix.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add lemon juice, mix.
  •  Lemon Rice / Chitranna is ready to serve.

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    divya said...

    lovely recipe...wanna taste now..

    Oriyarasoi said...

    Yummm....they look so delicious!!!!

    Priya Suresh said...

    Yumm, inviting lemon rice..

    Suja Manoj said...

    Yummy and delicious rice..lovely.

    Swathi said...

    Lemon rice looks delicious.

    Mehjabeen Arif said...

    looks yummy.. this is my favorite rice dish.. i cook this all the time atleast once a week for sure.. :)

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    meghana said...

    i love this recipe....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Binys Recipes said...

    wow madhura....love lemon rice

    cook from doha said...

    they look delicious...........

    Unknown said...

    always a yummy one!.....nice recipe!
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    Jayanthy Kumaran said...

    inviting click..yummy presentation da..
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    Unknown said...

    Addition of onion is a new twist - looks delicious!

    Reshmi Mahesh said...

    Lovely rice....I love the slight tangy taste and the sweet light colour...Looks yumm dear..

    aipi said...

    My fav- looks perfectly done!
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    Angie's Recipes said...

    The rice looks so deliiiiiiiiiiicious!

    Treat and Trick said...

    Looks yummy and perfect!

    my blog ate it said...

    Very nice presentation.


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