August 27, 2008

Rough Lemon Rice

Incase you guys are wondering what a Rough Lemon is, This is how it looks

Rough Lemon is known as Jambhiri in Hindi & in Kannada we call it Heralekayi. It belongs to the citrus family. In India, it is usually available in summers & early monsoon. Rough Lemon resembles an orange in apperance & size. The skin is slightly thicker & rough as compared to lemon, Hence the name Rough Lemon, I guess.

My mother makes this amazing rice dish out of rough lemon. We call it Heralekayi Chitranna in Kannada. Even though the taste is tangy, it tastes different from lemon rice.

Here is the recipe:

Preparation Time: 20-25 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Rice - Cooked
  • 1 Rough Lemon
  • 2 Green Chilles - low/medium spiced - chopped
  • A handful of groundnuts
  • Channa Dal - 1 tsp
  • Urad Dal - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • A few curry leaves
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt as per taste

Method:

  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomes pan & add Mustard seeds.
  • Once the seeds pop & splutter, add urad dal, channa dal, Curry leaves & groundnuts
  • Add green chillies & a Pinch of turmeric, to add color
  • Add cooked rice on top
  • Squeeze in rough lemon juice.
  • Add salt according to taste & Mix well & Serve

Enjoi !!


I shall be sending this recipe to Anisheetu's Blog for the event SWC-Karnataka .. Thanks for hosting :)

24 comments:

sowmya said...

wowo..nice one..did not know about the rough lemon..

Jayashree said...

That's the way I make regular lemon rice...I need to find out what rough lemon is.

Sireesha said...

WOW nice and superb.....I also make it but very rarely.It is called Gaja Nimmakaya in telugu

Priti said...

That's quite a info...lemon rice looks yummy too

Aparna Inguva said...

I love remon rice, but I have never seen or used a rough lemon. very interesting

Myviews said...

In tamil we say narthangai.. Rice looks so delicious.

Curry Leaf said...

Hi,
yummy chitranna,also send to AFAM: Lemon at easycrafts

Purva Desai said...

wow the rice looks mouth watering.....looks really amazing..
You have a small treat waiting for you collect it :)

Suma Rajesh said...

all time fav rice..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow Wow looks yummy

Curry Leaf said...

you have been tagged,visit http://tastycurryleaf.blogspot.com/2008/08/lemon-sides.html

SriLekha said...

wow1 nice recipe!

Nidhi said...

I like lemon rice. Your looks perfect.

Ramya Bala said...

This one sounds so interesting..I got to chk out what it is in tamil :) and banana mango smoothie vah..superb...adding brown sugar is surely gonna give a twist..and dear ur recipes are really different and not for words..really tempts me to try...

Vidhya said...
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Vidhya said...

Hi VP, Lemony lemon rice. Love it. Have tagged you please check out on 29th

Yasmeen said...

dear vegetable platter ,you've been tagged with a friendship poem.

Divya Vikram said...

nice lemon rice recipe.

Usha said...

Looks delicious...

Uma said...

yummy lemon rice. And the picture is droolworthy. You could send the first pic with the rough lemon to the photo event at Jugalbandi's. The theme for this month is citrus.

Laavanya said...

Is this perhaps naarthangai in Tamil? If it is, I love everything naarthangai... lemon rice with that is a fab idea.

notyet100 said...

nice one for the evnt,..:-)hppy bloggin ceeya soon,..

LG said...

Namma maneli heralekayi uppinakayi namma ammana fav and we used to enjoy chitranna..pic is making me hungry again..

Sunshinemom said...

We call this elmichampazham chaadam - tastes great with pappadams and potato chips!!