Chitranna Rice ( South Indian Recipes )

Chitranna Rice ( South Indian Recipes )

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Chitranna is a very popular South Indian recipe, which is considered very auspicious and made on festival days as an offering to God. People don’t mind standing in long queues to get their share of Chitranna prasad at temples. Owing to the ease of making it and the convenience of being a one-dish meal, Chitranna Rice is a popular choice for packed lunches too. The only difference is that you can add onions when making it casually and without onions for prasad. This famous South Indian rice dish is made by tempering cooked rice with traditional ingredients like mustard, dals and peanuts, perking it up with onions and coconut, and flavouring it with lemon juice. The crunch of peanuts, the flakiness of coconut and the tang of lemon juice ensure a good balance of texture and taste. You will surely enjoy this easy and convenient recipe.

Chitranna Rice ( South Indian Recipes ) recipe - How to make Chitranna Rice ( South Indian Recipes )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 servings
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  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal and raw peanuts and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the dry red chillies and onions and saute on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the turmeric powder, asafetida and coconut and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  4. Add the rice, lemon juice and salt, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Switch off the flame, finally add the coriander and mix well.
  6. Serve hot.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy311 cal
Protein7.1 g
Carbohydrates34.6 g
Fiber5 g
Fat16 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A71.2 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B32.9 mg
Vitamin C0.1 mg
Folic Acid10.8 mcg
Calcium123 mg
Iron1.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium2.7 mg
Potassium27 mg
Zinc1.8 mg
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Chitranna Rice ( South Indian Recipes )
 on 03 Nov 17 12:44 PM