Nimma uppu/ citric acid crystals,  a substitute for  lime and it can be done as a pulihora uppudu pindi as a tiffin in the evenings.Get along with your monthly provisions and when there is no lime in the fridge this acts as a substitute for lime to make this recipe..regarding sourness you can adjust as per your taste..

Nimma uppu / citric acid crystals- 1/2 tsp
{These crystals should be dissolved in 1 to 2 tbsp of water in a cup
half an  hour before making this recipe.It will dissolve
completely in water and becomes a substitute for lime juice}
Rice  ravva/Biyyam nuka  2 cups
For seasoning:
Oil 2 to 3 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Urad daal 1/2 tsp
Channa daal 1 tsp
Ground nuts 1to 2  tsp
Red chillies 3 to 4
made in to slits
Hing a pinch
Green chillies 4 to 5
made into slits
Curry leaves
Dissolve 1/2 tsp of citric acid crystals/ nimma uppu  in 2 tbsp of water in a cup seperately prior to the starting time of preparation of this recipe.
Mean while place a heavy bottomed pan on the stove and add 4 cups of water,let it boil.After the boiling starts reduce the flame of the stove and add the rice ravva slowly to the boiling water,stirring it continously.After adding fully cover with a lid and let it cook in a simmer mode with the water vapour..
After 2 to 3 min switch off the stove and let it cool.
After 1/2  hour,pour the cooked ravva mixture in a wide bottomed plate/basin.
Spread it and now add the nimma uppu water and salt and haldhi and mix well.
Now prepare the seasoning ,place another small kadai on the stove add oil.After it is heated well,now add channa daal,groundnuts,urad daal,mustard seeds,methi seeds,redchilli slits,let them splutter and mix well.After the spluttering is stopped add  hing,green chilli slits and curry leaves and toss well.Now switch off the stove.
Now pour the prepared  seasoning  in the ravva mixture and mix well.Adjust the sourness as per trial and error basis method, if u want more sourness add a pinch more of the citric acid crystals..


  1. it sounds tempting tasty and nutirious

  2. yet to try citric acid crystals...
    will try this soon!

  3. Delicious dish, looks awesome..

  4. Uppu pindi chaala baagaundhi. Nen nede ithi try sesthaan.

  5. this recipe is unique and very much new to me,I love to try this...

  6. woww.. yummy yummy pulihora.. looks soooo tempting kanthi garu.. :)


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