Tender Mango Rice/ Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe

Tender Mango rice or Mavinakayi Chitranna is a Karnataka specialty. Chitranna is basically a rice preparation where a seasonal fruit or vegetable is added to make it tangy. Gooseberry, lemon, tender Mango and hog plums are added depending upon their availability. I would like to thank my friend Kiranmayi Kamath for her recipe.

Ingredients :

  • 1 medium sized raw mango
  • 250 gms rice
  • Salt
  • Haldi/turmeric powder
  • Coriander leaves chopped

For the powder:

  • 2 tbsp chanadal,
  • 1 tbsp urad dal,
  • 21 seeds methi,
  • 5-6 Guntur chillies,
  • Hing the size of a chana/chickpea

Method:

Cook the rice in plenty of water and a tbsp of oil. Drain when it is almost done. Spread on a plate. Dry roast all ingredients together and make a powder. Keep it aside.
Grate the raw mango
Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard, broken red chillies, curry leaves and groundnuts.Take out the groundnuts and curry leaves and keep it aside in a plate. Now to the same oil, add the raw mango and fry till the raw smell goes.Add little haldi powder.Add the roasted mixture to the cooked rice and mix well. Add the fried groundnuts and curry leaves to the rice. Add the powder and mix it well. Add chopped coriander leaves.Serve the mango rice with cucumber salad.

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