Monday, 18 May 2015

Chitranna (Raw Mango Rice)

Chitranna is a flavorful, tangy and spicy South Indian rice recipe from raw mango. It is very easy, quick and tastes similar to "Lemon Rice". This rice is made during festivals.

हि पाककृती मराठीतून वाचण्यासाठी इथे क्लिक करा.  

  • Cooked rice- 3 cups (don't necessary to use Basmati rice, use your daily used rice, I used Kolam rice)
  • Raw mango, grated- ½ to 1 cup (as your choice)
  • Fresh coconut, scrapped- ¼ cup
  • Green chillies, chopped- 2 to 3
  • Groundnuts- ¼ cup or a handful
  • Cashew nuts- 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Curry leaves- 1 string
  • Split bengal gram (chana dal)- 1 tbsp
  • Split black gram (urad dal)- 1 tsp
  • Whole dry chillis, torned- 2
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Asafetida (Hing)- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Sugar- a pinch (optional)
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Fresh coriander, finely chopped- ¼ cup

  • Separate the cooked rice granules with hand and add salt. Mix well and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add peanuts. Fry them on med heat till they turn brown. Put out peanuts from pan and put on rice.
  • Add mustard seeds in same oil. Once they sputter add urad dal and chana dal. Fry on low heat till they turn brown.
  • Add green chilli pieces, curry leaves. Saute a while.
  • Add red chilli and the hing and saute a while.
  • Add grated mango, turmeric powder and little salt. Saute on low heat for 3-4 mins.
  • Add grated coconut, sugar and saute a while.
  • Add cooked rice with peanuts and mix well.
  • Cover the pan and cook rice on low heat for 2-3 minute.
  • Now add chopped coriander, mix well and saute a while.
  • Serve hot with papad.

  • Personally, I don't like too sour, so I used only ¼ cup raw mango.You can minimise the quantity of raw mango as your likes.
  • If the raw mangoes are not sour enough, then a tbsp of lime juice can be added to the rice in the end.
  • Rice should be cool enough while mixing.  
  • You can also use left over rice for this recipe.
  • For a change, you can use poha/bitten rice insted of rice. (Use socked poha like Kande-Pohe recipe.) 

1 comment:

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