Chitrana Rice

Malagapadi (or Molagu pudi) in South India is prepared and stored in containers to accompany dosa, idlis and rice even. This dish is a heady concoction of rice, malagapadi, roasted peanuts, toasted sesame seeds, coconut flakes and spices that simply must be eaten immediately!

Chitrana Rice

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Chitrana Rice recipe - How to make Chitrana Rice

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Serves 4.
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    Main Procedure

For the malagapadi powder

    For the malagapadi powder
  1. Mix and dry roast all the ingredients. When roasted, powder and store in an air-tight container.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Clean, wash and soak the rice for approx. 15 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Boil 5 cups of water, add the rice and cook till the rice is done, each grain of the cooked rice should be separate. Drain and discard the water and cool the rice.
  3. Roast the peanuts and sesame seeds separately and powder them coarsely.
  4. Heat the ghee, add the chana dal and mustard seeds and roast for 1 minute.
  5. Add the dry red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida and cook for further ½ minute.
  6. Finally, add the cooked rice, coconut, tamarind pulp, turmeric powder, malagapadi powder, roasted peanuts, sesame seeds and salt and cook for a few minutes.
  7. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per
Energy488 cal
Protein12.9 g
Carbohydrates66.3 g
Fiber8.5 g
Fat19.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium698.9 mg
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Chitrana Rice
 on 20 Jun 16 05:29 PM

Outstanding taste and easy to make! Awesome flavour of the Malgapudi
Chitrana Rice
 on 28 Dec 10 11:06 PM

Its a delectable dish with a different nuttiness! Loved the flavours and the uniqueness of chitrana rice! thanks for the recipe.