Karnataka Style Avarekalu Chitranna Recipe (Field Beans Tossed With Lemon Rice)

Karnataka Style Avarekalu Chitranna Recipe (Field Beans Tossed With Lemon Rice) is a special breakfast made in most of the Karnataka Style households. Bengaluru is the only place where they celebrate “Avarekalu Mela” during the month of January. The mela consists of series of stalls selling out dishes that are made from these field beans or avarekalu beans.  Avarekalu / Lilva Beans, Rice, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Asafoetida (hing), Green Chillies, Curry leaves, Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), White Urad Dal (Split), Lemon juice, Coriander (Dhania) Leaves, Onion, Ghee, Salt   1 cup Avarekalu / Lilva Beans 2 cups Rice , boiled 1 pinch Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing) 5 Green Chillies , slit 5 Curry leaves 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1/2 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split) 1 Lemon juice 3 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves 2 Onion , chopped Ghee , or oil Salt , to taste     10   30     We begin making the Karnataka Style Avarekalu Chitranna Recipe by cooking the rice separately in a pressure cooker. Release the pressure naturally, once that is done add some oil and mix it well. Keep it aside.Cook the avarekalu in a sauce pan with water separately till is soft. Then strain the water and keep it aside.Then heat a kadai with some oil, temper the mustard seeds, urad dal, hing and curry leaves.Once that is done, add the onions and green chilies and sauté till it is golden brown, and add the boiled avarekalu and saute.Now you can add the boiled rice, switch off the heat, sprinkle the lemon juice, chopped coriander and give it a stir. Check for salt according to your taste.Serve the Karnataka Style Avarekalu Chitranna Recipe (Field Beans Tossed With Lemon Rice) as a delicious Breakfast recipe along with some Mango Pickle.