Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Chitranna--a spicy rice delicacy

Chitranna represents a quick fulfilling breakfast item or a part of a big lunch..It is always a part of festive food.
There are varieties of chitranna. Sometimes it is made with lemon juice or mango or tamarind. My most favourite chitranna is with a combination of coriander with tamarind. This is one of my most favourite recipes given to me from my mother.

1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
a small piece of tamarind (soak a small piece of tamarind in water and remove seeds or break tamarind into little bits)
coriender-a bunch
green chillies--4-5

For seasoning:
2tbsp peanuts
1twig curry leaves
4 red dried chillies
1tsp mustard seeds
1tsp urad dal
a pinch hing

1) grind coconut, coriender leaves and the tamarind pieces in a mixer without adding any water. The mixture need not have to be finely ground.
2) In a pan, add 2tbsp oil and when heated add mustard seeds , urad dal and hing. When it splutters add chillies, curry leaves and peanuts and fry till the peanuts turn brown
3)Now add the ground mixture and fry for 2-3minutes.

Voila.. the mixture is ready to be mixed with boiled rice .Add salt and enjoy..

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Tried your chitranna recipe. Really tasty! thanks for posting this recipe. Now I have one more option to take for lunch :) Am having chitranna right now and posting this comment.