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Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe


The Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe is a delicious preparation of rice from the raw green mangoes that you get in the summers. The tartness of the mangoes along with the green chillies and the seasonings, brings out the flavors of this classic South Indian Rice recipe.

2 cups cooked rice (preferably day-old)
1 large raw mango, grated
1/2 teaspoon split urad dal
1/2 teaspoon chana dal
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
2 green chillies, slit
2 sprigs curry leaves
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon asafoetida
Salt to taste
a small bunch of coriander leaves, finely chopped
To begin making the Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe, we will first begin by preparing the rice. If you don\\\'t have day-old rice, cook your rice till fluffy, spread it out in a wide plate and allow it to cool completely. This helps in ensuring the rice doesn\\\'t get soggy, sticky and clumpy. Next, warm a teaspoon of oil in a heavy bottomed wok or kadai. Add the mustard seeds, chana dal, split urad dal and toss gently till it all crackles and the urad dal is lightly browned. Add in the curry leaves, asafoetida, turmeric and slit green chillies. To this, add the grated raw mango, salt and toss vigorously till the grated raw mango softens and wilts a little bit. Once the mangoes have softened, add the cooked rice to it, mix it all together and toss on a low heat for 7-10 minutes till it is all well combined Taste and adjust salt, add more raw mango if required if you like it to be more tart. Stir in the chopped coriander leaves and serve warm. Serve the Mavinakayi Chitranna (Spiced Raw Mango Tempered Rice) along with a Raita of your choice for lunch or even for dinner. The Mavinakayi Chitranna makes a great picnic lunch too.


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