Narthangai Sadam Recipe - Citron Rice Recipe - Healthy and tangy rice - Lunch box recipe - Simple rice recipe

It has been a while since I had Narthangai in fact it was about 20 years ago. This time When I went to India My mum bought Narthangai. I asked her to make rice. My kids had citron rice for first time. She made this rice very similar to Lemon rice. It is very simple to make and very tangy rice. It goes well with any spicy vegetable as side dish. We enjoyed it!

Cooked rice - 4.5 cups
Narthangai Juice - 1/2 cup minus1 tablespoon (adjust to sourness of the fruit)
Oil (Gingerly oil preferred) - 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Urad dhal - 1 teaspoon
Bengal gram dhal - 2 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 10-15
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Asafoetida - pinch
Broken Dry Red chillies - 3-4 (adjust to your spice level)


Slice the narthangai and take juice from it. 

Add turmeric powder to the juice and keep it aside. Cook the rice and spread it in broader vessel. 

Heat oil and add mustard seeds let it pop. Add dhals, Chilli, Curry leaves and Asafoetida. Add the seasoning to Narthangai juice. Mix well. 
Now add this with salt to cooked rice. Mix well.

Serve hot