Chitrannam | How to make Chitrannam

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Created on 21st Nov 2015
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About Chitrannam

This is a flavored rice well known to the rest of the world as 'Lemon rice'. The name chitrannam is widely used in Telangana region and Chitranna in Northern Karnataka region. In this dish, lemon juice is added to cooked rice and tempered, thus a tangy taste is created.

Chitrannam, a deliciously amazing recipe to treat your family members. This recipe of Chitrannam by Tanuja G will definitely help you in its preparation. Surprisingly the preparations for Chitrannam can be done within few minute. Isn't it interesting. Also, the time taken for cooking Chitrannam is not very much. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish is definitely going to come out superb! This recipe is almost perfect to serve 4 people.A lot of times making Chitrannam can be quite tricky, so the recipe in Better Butter can help you in making it. The aroma which arises while cooking Chitrannam is just too tempting. Cooking Chitrannamat home might be a little tedious but when your whole family would enjoy the meal, all your efforts would be totally worth it. The recipe can be turned and twisted in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. This recipe of Chitrannam is so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe ofChitrannam from Better Butter.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time20mins
  • Serves4People

Ingredients to make Chitrannam

  • 4 cups of non-flavoured rice.
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • 2 medium sized lemons
  • Oil for tempering
  • 1 teaspoon each of mustard and cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon each of urad dal chana dal and peanuts
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves
  • 6-7 green chillies
  • 4-5 dried red chillies

How to make Chitrannam

  1. Clean and wash the rice. Cook it al dente and ensure the grains of rice are separate. Once cooked, let it cool down.
  2. Put the rice into a wide vessel and add salt and turmeric to it. Squeeze lemons into the rice. Ensure the seeds are discarded. Mix this well.
  3. Heat oil in a tadka pan. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add cumin seeds and fry for 5 seconds.
  4. Next add in peanuts and roast it till the raw smell disappears. This is the crucial step. Then add urad dal, chana dal, and fry till they turn light brown and ensure it does not burn.
  5. Now add green chillies, red chillies, curry leaves. Fry them for 10 seconds. Then switch off the gas.
  6. Add this tadka to the rice. Mix it gently.
  7. Serve hot for best taste!
My Tip: Adjust lemon juice as per one's taste. This goes very well with pickles like avakaya ( Telugu Mango Pickle) and curds as well.

Reviews for Chitrannam (1)

Shalini Dubey2 years ago
Glad to know the authentic name of lemon rice, this is one of my absolute favourites :D

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