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chitrana

15
Mar

Chitrana Rice

Malagapadi (or Molagu pudi) in South India is prepared and stored in containers to accompany dosa, idlis and rice even. This dish is a heady concoction of rice, malagapadi, roasted peanuts, toasted sesame seeds, coconut flakes and spices that simply must be eaten immediately!

Ingredients


1 1/2 cups
rice (chawal) , short grained
3 tbsp
peanuts
3 tbsp
sesame seeds (til)
1 tbsp
chana dal (split Bengal gram)
1/2 tsp
mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
3
whole dry kashmiri red chillies
5
curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/4 tsp
asafoetida (hing)
2 tbsp
grated coconut (fresh)
3 tbsp
tamarind (imli) pulp
2 tbsp
malagapdi powder, recipe below
1/4 tsp
turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tbsp
ghee
salt to taste

For the malagapadi powder
2 tbsp

coriander (dhania) seeds
1 1/2 tbsp
cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tbsp
chana dal (split Bengal gram)
2 tbsp
urad dal (split black lentils)
2 tbsp
sesame seeds (til)
12
whole dry kashmiri red chillies
1 tsp
asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp
salt

Method

For the malagapadi powder

1.      Mix and dry roast all the ingredients. When roasted, powder and store in an air-tight container.


How to proceed

·  Clean, wash and soak the rice for approx. 15 minutes. Drain and keep aside.

·  Boil 5 cups of water, add the rice and cook till the rice is done, each grain of the cooked rice should be separate. Drain and discard the water and cool the rice.

·  Roast the peanuts and sesame seeds separately and powder them coarsely

.·  Heat the ghee, add the chana dal and mustard seeds and roast for 1 minute.

·  Add the dry red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida and cook for further ½ minute.

·  Finally, add the cooked rice, coconut, tamarind pulp, turmeric powder, malagapadi powder, roasted peanuts, sesame seeds and salt and cook for a few minutes.

·  Serve hot.

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http://www.tarladalal.com/Chitrana-Rice-4761r
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