Lemon Rice / ಚಿತ್ರಾನ್ನ

Lemon Rice / ಚಿತ್ರಾನ್ನ is a lemon flavoured rice prepared in Karnataka, India.

Its a simple quick easy rice recipe, prepared by mixing cooked rice with special tempering / ಒಗ್ಗರಣೆ.


  • 1 cup Cooked Rice
  • 1 chopped Onion
  • 1 -2 Green Chilli
  • 1-2 Red Chilli
  • 7-8 Curry Leaves
  • 3 spoon Oil
  • 1/2 spoon Cumin Seed
  • 1/2 spoon Mustard
  • 1/2 spoon Udad Dal
  • 2 spoon Peanuts
  • 2 spoon Cashew nut
  • 2 spoon Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 inch Ginger (chopped)
  • 2 spoon Coriander leaves (chopped)


  • In a deep pan over medium heat add oil and peanuts. Sauté it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add chopped ginger, cumin seed, mustard, udad dal, curry leaves, red chilli, turmeric powder, sauté for 1-2 minutes then add broken cashews .
  • Then add fine chopped onion and green chilli. Sauté for 3-4 minutes or until onion turns light brown.
  • Now add cooked rice and mix well.
  • Add salt to taste and squeeze lemon juice, mix again.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and close the lid, cook the rice in a low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve.
  • Enjoy!

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