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Avarekalu Chiitranna Recipe

How to Make Avarekalu Chitranna Recipe with step by step photos and video. Karnataka style lemon rice with avarekalu or Hyacinth beans.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Karnataka, South Indian
Keyword: authentic, Indian rice recipes, karnataka recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 391kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups Hyacinth Beans / Peeled Avarekalu
  • 3 cups Cooked Rice
  • 3-4 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Chana Dal
  • 1 tbsp Urad Dal
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 2 Dried Red Chillies
  • 1 Sprig Curry Leaves
  • 1/8 tsp Hing
  • 1 cup Onion
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 cup Grated Fresh Coconut
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves
  • 4 tbsp Lemon Juice


  • Add enough water and salt in a pot and cook the beans until they are soft and cooked. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, chana dal, peanuts and urad dal. Fry until golden brown color.
  • Add curry leaves, green chillies, dried red chillies and hing to it and saute for a few seconds.
  • Add chopped onion to it and saute until translucent.
  • Add turmeric powder and cooked beans to it and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add the grated coconut, coriander leaves and lemon juice to the seasoned ingredients and combine well.
  • Add cooked rice and salt and mix it well together.
  • Serve!



Adjust lemon juice and chillies according to your taste. 


Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 3mg