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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.
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Andhra, Karnataka
Keyword Gluten Free, Rice Varities
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
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.

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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.

Nutrition

Calories: 273kcal