Easy Chitranna Rice Recipe - karnataka's popular dish

Chitranna Rice Recipe

Chitranna Rice Recipe / nimbehannu chitranna is the easy Karnataka's festival recipe perfect for the lunchbox. Made with onion, peanuts, lemon juice, turmeric powder, onion, curry leaves.
Course Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 705kcal
Author Sujatha Muralidhar


  • 2 cups Rice cooked
  • 4 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1/2 tsp Black mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Skinless black gram /Urad dal
  • 1 tbsp Split chickpea /Chana dal
  • 3 tbsp Peanut
  • 1 tbsp Curry leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp Green chili /Serrano pepper / chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 4-5 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt or as requied


  • Heat 4 tbsp of cooking oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, urad dal. Allow mustard seeds to splutter.
  • Then add bengal gram and peanuts. In simmer flame roast until they become golden brown in color.
  • Then add chopped onion, curry leaves, cgreen chili and saute until they onion becomes transulacent. Then add turmeric powder and saute for a second.
  • Then add cooked rice, followed by salt and lemon juice. Gently stir them until all the ingredients blends well with the rice. check for the salt and add if necessary.
  • Serve hot along with potato fry or chips.



Calories: 705kcal | Carbohydrates: 106g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 412mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 205.4mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 1.7mg