9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Chitrana–A quick rice

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Chitrana–A quick rice

Chitrana is a quick rice recipe with ingredients all in the kitchen. This rice dish is a complete meal with protein from sesame seeds, peanuts, lentils and cashew, carb from the rice, fat from the nuts and ghee. This rice needs no cutting, not much preparation and can be made very quickly. This can be made vegan by substituting butter with more oil or vegan butter. The flavor of the rice comes from the freshly ground mix. I got this recipe from here.
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Peanuts - 3 table spoons
Sesame Seeds - 3 table spoons
Kadalai Parupu / Channa Dal - 1 table spoon + 1 tea spoon
Ulutham Parupu / Urad Dal - 1 table spoon
Red Chili - 4 + 4
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Sesame Oil - 1 tea spoon
Ghee / Clarified Butter - 2 table spoons
Curry Leaves - 15
Cooked Rice - 2 1/2 cups
Tamarind - amla sized
Warm Water - 1/2 cup
Coconut - 2 table spoons
Salt - 1 1/4 tea spoons
Asafetida - 1/4 tea spoon
Cashew - 10

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Soak tamarind in warm water for 15 minutes and extract pulp and set aside
Prepare rice and allow it to cool on a plate so that each grain of rice is separate.
Heat a pan and dry roast the peanuts and once golden, set aside
Similarly dry roast the sesame seeds and once little golden and nice aroma comes, set aside and grind to a powder when cooled with the peanuts.
Heat the same pan with sesame oil and roast the channa dal (1 table spoon) and urad dal and 4 red chili until golden and grind to a powder when cooled.
Heat a big pan and add ghee. Add mustard seeds and when it crackles, add the cashew and roast till golden. Add channa dal, asafetida and red chili.
Add curry leaves and roast all until the channa dal and cashew turn golden
Add the tamarind pulp, turmeric powder and salt. Once it boils for a minute, add both the grinded powders and stir continuously.
It will thicken very fast, so make sure to stir continuously.
Remove from heat and add rice and stir gently to combine

Heat oil in a pan for frying the vadam
Fry the vadam of choice and serve this yummy rice with the vadaamIMG_1318 - Copy


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