Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice with step by step pictures and short video . Citron Lime referred as Heralekai in Kannada, Narthangai in Tamil is used to make this delicious and tasty rice preparation . Basically , lime rice is a temper rice with additional lime juice into it . But in this recipe Heralekai Gojju / Citron Lime Masala Paste is used , to make Heralekai Chitranna .

Heralekai Chitranna

Heralekai Gojju / Masala Paste has a shelf life of 15 -20 days , when refrigerated. So whenever I will be out of home for a week or more , I prepare this Gojju and refrigerate . So that men at home can make their own Heralekai Chitranna , just by adding rice and hot oil . Also according to season , I do Mavinakayi Chitranna Gojju | Raw Mango Rice , Nimbehuli Chitranna Gojju | Masala Lemon Rice and Puliyogare Gojju | Tamarind Rice to make it easier for men at home to cook their own food when I am out of town. Just sneak – peek into the above recipes and help your husband to cook their own food when needed.

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice

Heralekai chitranna is a delicious rice with spice, tang and hint of bitterness from Citron. Though procedure to make Heralekai Chitranna is same as any other Chitranna gojju / masala paste , ingredients list significantly varies and so is the taste. Citron Lime is used as one of the best home remedy for ” Pitta Dosha “. Hence , addition of groundnuts are not used in this Citron lime rice , has it may not be effective for health benefits.

Health Benefits of Citron

Citron lime juice is a wonderful natural remedy to balance the acid secretions in the gut. Problems like flatulence, bloating, nausea and constipation can be overcome with citron juice. Also the strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of citron work well to lower any acute or chronic pain in the body. As Citron belongs to Citrus family its undoubtedly rich in Vitamin C and boosts immune system. And also its rich potassium levels adds on to stabilize blood pressure and improves heart health . What more you need from a seasonal fruit than this , to add it in your diet?????

As its season of this wonderful citrus fruit , I try to incorporate into my diet. Whenever Citron Lime is available I make sure , I make this chitranna , Sweet & Salt Citron Lime Juice and Citron Lime Pickle. I am literally drooling now as I mentioned , Citron Lime Pickle. Because it’s one of the tastiest pickle with tang , spice and bitterness. I totally love it , going to share the recipe soon , stay tuned on my Facebook and Instagram for updates on this.

Other Karnataka Style Tempered Rice Recipes on blog are :

RECIPE CARD FOR HERALEKAI CHITRANNA | CITRON LIME JUICE

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice Recipe

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice : It is a tasty rice preparation from Karnataka Cuisine made with juice of Citron Lime .It's a delicious rice with spice, tang and hint of bitterness from Citron.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Andhra, Karnataka
Keyword: Gluten Free, Rice Varities
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 273kcal
Author: Muktha H S

Ingredients

  • 2 -3 No's Citron Lime or 1/2 cup Citron Lime Juice
  • 1 no Onion sliced ,large
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Salt or as required

To Dry Roast

  • 8 no's Kashmiri Red Chilli
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Cumin / Jeera Seeds

To Blend

  • 1/2 cup Fresh Coconut grated
  • 10-12 no Garlic cloves or 1 Garlic pod
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 1 no Clove ,small
  • Above dry roasted spices

To Temper

  • 4 Tbsp Sesame Oil or any cooking oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Chana Dal
  • 2 Tbsp Urad Dal
  • 1 spring Curry Leaves
  • 1/2 Tsp Asafoetida

To mix with rice

  • 1 cup Cooked Rice
  • 1/2 Tbsp Hot oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt

Instructions

  • In a pan , add 8-10 red chillies , 1 Tbsp Coriander seeds and dry roast until there is a pungent smell.
  • Add Cumin seeds and roast on low heat , till it starts to splutter.
  • Turn off the heat , allow it to cool.
  • In a small mixer jar /blender , add fresh grated coconut ,garlic , above roasted spices , turmeric powder , cinnamon and cloves.
  • Blend to a coarse paste without adding water.
  • Whilst , cut open citron lime , squeeze to release juice. Pass juice through mesh filter and discard seeds and set juice aside.

To prepare Masala Paste / Gojju

  • Heat 4 Tbsp of sesame oil in a pan.
  • Add 1/2 Tsp mustard seeds , allow it to crackle.
  • Add 1 Tbsp of Chana dal , 2 Tbsp of urad dal and 1 sprig curry leaves.
  • Saute till it dal turns golden in colour , add asafoetida
  • Now add in sliced onions and saute till it turns translucent.
  • Add the above blend masala , mix well.
  • Cook for 6-8 minutes till masala blends well with onions and starts to release oil at corners.
  • Add 1 1/2 Tsp of salt and mix well.
  • Add citron lime juice and cook for 4-5 minutes on low heat.
  • Turn off the heat , Heralekai Gojju / Citron Lime Masala paste is ready . Once it is cool , store it in a dry glass jar.

To prepare Hereralekai alekai Chitranna

  • Take 1 cup cooked rice on a plate.
  • Add 2-3 Tbsp of Heralekai Gojju / Heralekai Masala Paste to cooked rice.
  • Add 1/2 Tbsp of hot oil
  • Mix rice well with gojju using hands.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of salt mix well ,taste and adjust it by adding more gojju or salt , if required.
  • Heralekai Chitranna is ready to serve.

Video

Notes

  • Here I have use only 1 cup of rice for serving . With this gojju / masala paste you can make Chitranna upto 7-8 plates of cooked rice.

Step by Step Directions to make Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice

In a pan , add 8-10 red chillies , 1 Tbsp Coriander seeds and dry roast until there is a pungent smell.

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice

Add Cumin seeds and roast on low heat , till it starts to splutter.

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice

Turn off the heat , allow it to cool.

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice

In a small mixer jar /blender , add fresh grated coconut ,garlic , above roasted spices , turmeric powder , cinnamon and cloves.

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice

Blend to a coarse paste without adding water.

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice

Whilst , cut open citron lime , squeeze to release juice. Pass juice through mesh filter and discard seeds and set juice aside.

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice

To prepare Masala Paste / Gojju

Heat 4 Tbsp of sesame oil in a pan.

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice

Add 1/2 Tsp mustard seeds , allow it to crackle. Add 1 Tbsp of Chana dal , 2 Tbsp of urad dal and 1 sprig curry leaves.

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice

Saute till it dal turns golden in colour , add asafoetida

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice

Now add in sliced onions and saute till it turns translucent. Add the above blend masala , mix well.

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice

Cook for 6-8 minutes till masala blends well with onions and starts to release oil at corners.

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice

Add 1 1/2 Tsp of salt and mix well.

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice

Add citron lime juice, mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes on low heat.

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice

Turn off the heat , Heralekai Gojju / Citron Lime Masala paste is ready . Once it is cool , store it in a dry glass jar.

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice

To prepare Hereralekai alekai Chitranna

Take 1 cup cooked rice on a plate. Add 2-3 Tbsp of Heralekai Gojju / Heralekai Masala Paste to cooked rice. Add 1/2 Tbsp of hot oil .

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice

Mix rice well with gojju using hands.

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice

Add 1/2 tsp of salt mix well ,taste and adjust it by adding more gojju or salt , if required.

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice

Heralekai Chitranna is ready to serve.

Heralekai Chitranna | Citron Lime Rice
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