Chitranna Rice ( Microwave Recipe)

Chitranna Rice ( Microwave Recipe)

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Yellu podi chithranna, flavoured with a special variety of malgapodi (chilli-based powder), is a raging contrast to the mild, lemon-flavoured variety of chithranna that is everyday fare in Karnataka.

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Chitranna Rice ( Microwave Recipe) recipe - How to make Chitranna Rice ( Microwave Recipe)

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3 tbsp peanuts
3 tbsp sesame seeds (til)
2 tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 tbsp chana dal (split bengal gram)
3 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
5 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
2 1/4 cups cooked rice (chawal) , refer handy tip
2 tbsp grated coconut
3 tbsp tamarind (imli) pulp
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tbsp malgapodi powder , readily available in the market
salt to taste
  1. Place the peanuts in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 3 minutes, stirring once in between after 1½ minutes. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  2. Add the sesame seeds, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes, stirring once in between after 1 minute. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  3. Combine the peanuts and sesame seeds and blend in a mixer to a coarse powder. Keep aside.
  4. Put the ghee in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the mustard seeds and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  6. Add the chana dal, red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida, mix well and microwave on high for 30 seconds.
  7. Add the cooked rice, coconut, tamarind pulp, turmeric powder, malgapodi, prepared peanut-sesame powder and salt, mix well and microwave on high for 3 minutes, stirring once in between after 1½ minutes.
  8. Serve immediately.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. For 2 1/4 cup of cooked rice, soak 3/4 cup of rice in enough water for 30 minutes and drain well. Combine the drained rice along with 1½ cups of hot water in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 8 minutes or till the rice is cooked well. Use as required.


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Nutrient values per serving
Energy313 cal
Protein7 g
Carbohydrates35.6 g
Fiber4.9 g
Fat16 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A71.7 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B32.9 mg
Vitamin C0.3 mg
Folic Acid10.5 mcg
Calcium127.1 mg
Iron1.6 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium4.4 mg
Potassium64.8 mg
Zinc1.7 mg

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