Tuesday, 24 October 2017


Lemon rice is also called chitrannam,nimmakaya annam and nimmakaya pulihora in telugu. It is quite famous dish in south india. Lemon rice can be easily prepared within 5 minutes. But you should have cooked and cooled rice in your hand. It tastes best with any veg fries, appadam(papad) and vada. I always serve with minapa vada(medu vada) my family loves this combo.

        I wanted share this easy recipe from quite long time. But this is so quick and easy recipe which I always make in a hurry and don't have time to take pictures. But last Sunday finally I got some time to take pictures. I always prepare this rice with leftover rice. If you want to prepare with fresh rice, then cook rice  2 to 3 hours early and let it cool completely.

I hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turned out for you.

Servings : 2 to 3

Ingredients :

Cooked rice : 2 cups
Medium size lemon : 2 or as required
Pea nuts or cashews : 1/4 cup
Dried Red chillies : 2
Mustard seeds/aavaalu : 1 tea spoon
Chana dal/Bengal gram/chanaga pappu : 2 tea spoons
Curry leaves : 2 strings
Oil : 2 table spoons
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tea spoon
Salt to taste

Method :

First heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, let them crackle. Then add chana dal and pea nuts,fry for few seconds.

Now add chillies and curry leaves, saute for few seconds and then add Turmeric powder,stir it.

Now add lemon juice and salt give it fast stir and add cooked rice.

Saute for 2 to 3 minutes and switch off the flame and serve.

Note : 

Read description for tips to make lemon rice.

Pictorial :

Take cooked and cooled rice

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds

Add chana dal

Add peanuts

Fry until they changes into light golden color

Now add chillies

Add curry leaves and stir it

Now add turmeric powder

Add lemon juice

Immediately add salt

Add rice

Saute for 2 to 3 minutes and remove from fire


Yummy lemon rice is ready!!!!!