Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe - Spiced Raw Mango Tempered Rice
Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe is a delicious and slightly tangy South Indian preparation of rice with green mangoes that you get in the summers and is especially prepared during the Ugadi festival. A quick tasty recipe which can be served for lunch with some chutney, raita and papad on the side.
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.
While you’re probably enjoying the beautifully luscious ripe mangoes of the season, don’t forget to enjoy your share of the raw mangoes too by trying this Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe. Summer feels incomplete without getting enough of the tangy hit of raw mangoes, balanced by hot spices,salt, lime and the right tempering, raw mangoes are delicious in a range of preparations.
Serve the Mavinakayi Chitranna along with a Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita or High-Protein Peanut Chutney and a roasted papad for lunch or even for dinner. The Mavinakayi Chitranna makes a great picnic lunch too.
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- 2 cups Cooked rice , (leftover works fine)
- 1 Mango (Raw) , grated
- 1/2 teaspoon Black Urad Dal (Split)
- 1 teaspoon Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
- 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 2 Green Chillies , slit
- 2 sprig Curry leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1/2 teaspoon SSP Asafoetida (Hing)
- Salt , to taste
- Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , a small bunch, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon Gingelly oil
How to make Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe - Spiced Raw Mango Tempered Rice
To begin making the Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe, we will first prepare 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. Follow Steamed Rice Recipe - Pressure Cooker & Saucepan Methods to cook rice.
Next, heat gingelly oil in a heavy bottomed wok or kadai. Add the mustard seeds, chana dal, split urad dal and roast the dals on medium flame until the dals turn golden brown in colour.
Once the dal turns golden brown, add in the curry leaves, asafoetida, and slit green chillies, saute for a few seconds until the aromas of the asafoetida and curry leaves come through.
Now we will add the grated raw mango, turmeric powder and saute until the mangoes become a bit tender. This will take about 2 minutes.
Once the mangoes have softened, add the cooked rice, salt to taste and stir well to combine.
After 2 to 3 minutes, stir in the chopped coriander leaves, mix it well and switch of the gas.
Taste Mavinakayi Chitranna and adjust salt, add more raw mango if required if you like it to be more tart.
Transfer Mavinakayi Chitranna to a serving bowl and serve hot.
Serve the Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe along with a Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita or High-Protein Peanut Chutney and a roasted papad for lunch or even for dinner. The Mavinakayi Chitranna makes a great picnic lunch too.