Thursday, December 31, 2015

Narthangai Sadam / Citron Rice

Narthangai (some people call as kichilikai) is a member of the citrus family. Now in the markets, you get these fresh, and oh yeah! I am a little busy making pickles with this. Narthangai is very famous for the salted pickle called as uppu narthangai. Rice flavored with this juice, is equally tasty. Trust is very much like lemon rice. Those who like chitrannam (mixed variety rice) will definitely love this. Its very simple to make.


Rice - 3/4 cup
Narthangai juice - 1/3 cup

To season

Oil - 2 tsp
Dried red chillies - 2
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Split urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
Channa dhal - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp
Turmeric - 1/8 tsp
Green chillies - 2, chopped
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Peanuts - optional


Wash the rice and cook with water (1:3 ratio).  Let it cool. In the meantime, squeeze a couple of citrons to obtain 1/3 cup juice. Heat oil in a pan. Add the seasoning and when it all splutters and done, pour it on the rice.

 Add salt and the reserved juice. Mix well and eat.


The flavor is just like lemon rice. It is very very delicious if the rice is left to absorb the juice. Just leaving it, helps in the flavor enhancement.

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