Chitranna or more familiarly known as Lime Rice is a quick and easy meal. Plain Lime Rice can become boring at times so my mom used to jazz it up a bit with veggies, same tasty goodness but more colourful and filling.
You will need:
1 cup Rice
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Urad dal
½ tsp Chana dal
6-8 green chillies
4-5 cloves of Garlic
Few curry leaves
1 large onion thinly sliced
1 cup green beans (French cut)
1 cup Carrots (French cut)
¼ tsp Turmeric powder
2 Tbsps Oil
Salt to taste
1 tsp Lime juice
Cook the rice and keep aside. Boil the beans and carrot, drain and keep aside.Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds. Add the urad dal, chana dal and curry leaves. Saute for a minute and add the slit green chillies. Add the sliced onions and when they are half done add the chopped garlic. (Note: The finer the garlic is chopped the stronger the flavour, so cut garlic as per your preference) Saute till onions are soft. Add the turmeric powder and sauté for 2 minutes. Lastly add the boiled veggies and fry for a minute. Turn off heat and add the cooked rice, salt and lime juice. Mix well and garnish with chopped coriander.
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When I started my food blog I was instantly bombarded with so many other food blogs, because one link lead to another and then another…so it was a host of recipes all along. Everything looked so good that I wanted to try them all(call me over ambitious/greedy..hehe) I finally had time to try other recipes and it sure was a break from deciding what to make for lunch/dinner. Blogger buddies’ recipes did all the deciding for me!
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I couldn't resist taking pictures while the puris were still getting done, I feared they would flat out on me as soon as I plated them!!
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Thanks for the wonderful recipes ladies!! I still have a long list of “to try” recipes, all bookmarked neatly, I believe I will get to each one of them some day soon :)
Have a great weekend !!! :)