Chitrana Rice ( South Indian Recipes )
by Tarla Dalal
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Another popular traditional rice preparation from karnataka! this is one version of the recipe made using powdered spices. Alternatively, it can also be made by processing the ingredients into a gravy called gojju and then mixing it with cooked rice.
- Combine the sesame seeds and peanuts in a broad non-stick pan and dry roast on a slow flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring continuously. Keep aside to cool.
- When cooled, blend in a mixer to a coarse powder. Keep aside.
- Heat the ghee in the same pan and add the mustard seeds and chana dal.
- When the mustard seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, curry leaves and red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
- Add the cooked rice, coconut, prepared sesame-peanut masala, malgapodi , turmeric powder, tamarind pulp and salt, mix well and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring twice in between.
- Serve hot.
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