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Introduction:

Chitranna is a type of fried rice mostly prepared in South part of India. Its a plane boiled rice seasoned up with wholesome, aromatic spices and garnish with crunchy, fried peanuts. Its a quick and tasty way to finish leftover rice and makes a perfect breakfast!

Preparation time : 10 mts
Cooking time : 20 mts
Serves : 2 people

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups plain boiled rice
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • pinch of Hing
  • 2 tbsp Raw Peanuts
  • 1 tbsp sliced dry Coconut
  • 1 tbsp Daliya
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 6 to 7 Curry Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
Chitranna

Method

  • Heat up oil, to that add raw peanuts and fry peanuts until it gets light brown color.
  • Once peanuts are fried, drain excess oil from it and remove in to other bowl.
  • In the same oil add sliced coconut and fry coconut too until it gets light brown color.
  • Once coconut is done, also drain excess oil from it and take it out in to separate bowl.
  • In the same oil add mustard seeds, let it crackle.
  • Next add cumin seeds, after cumin seeds sizzle, next put in hing.
  • Add chopped garlic and cook it for about a minute.
  • After 1 minutes add daliya and cook until daliya gets light brown color.
  • Add curry leaves, mix and lower the heat at this point of time.
  • Add turmeric powder, garam masala, coriander powder, red chilli powder, mix well and cook for just about a minute.
  • Add boiled rice and mix well with masala.
  • Add salt to taste, lemon juice, coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Garnish with fried peanuts and coconut right before serving the rice.
  • Serve hot with yogurt ot Raita!



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