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Chitranna

Chitranna_1 Chitranna is a popular dish in Karnataka. It is easy to prepare and is very tasty.

Serves: Six

Cooking time: approximately 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cooked rice – 4 cups
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Tomato – 2 no
  • Green chilli – 2 no
  • Ginger – 1 inch long
  • Curry and coriander leaves – few
  • Lemon juice – of one lemon
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tea spoon
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tea spoon
  • Oil – 2 table spoon
  • Salt – as per taste
  • For seasoning
    • Mustard – ½ tea spoon
    • Urad dal (split Black gram) – 1 tea spoon
    • Bengal gram – 1 tea spoon
    • Red chilli – 2 no
    • Ground nut – ¼ cup
    • Asafetida (hing) – pinch

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Method

Step 1

  • Chop onion,tomato,ginger,green chilli,curry and coriander leaves.

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Step 2

  • Heat a pan with oil, add all the seasonings and fry till crisp.
  • Add chopped onions,green chilli,ginger,salt and fry.
  • Add curry,coriander leaves and fry for a while; add tomato and cook till tomato get mashed.
  • Add turmeric, red chilli powder and fry well.
  • Now add cooked rice, mix well and remove from the pan; add lemon juice, mix well.

Serve with Potato fry, Pachadi and Fried Papad.

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Tips:

  • Ground nut need to be fried crisp while seasoning.
  • Add lemon juice in the mix only after removing from the flame.

{ 1 comment… add one }

  • Shanmukha December 1, 2012, 6:39 pm

    Thanks For the Article , This will come in handy has i got to make my own Meals, I Notice MoM Never used Tomatoes, Hope this will work out well^

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