It is locally called as Mavinakayi Chitranna, it is a spicy rice prepared using raw mangoes and spices. This is usually prepared during Ugadi festival along with Huranada Holige/Sweet Bread.
Required Time: 30 Minutes
8 Cups of Cooked Rice
6 Dry Red Chilies
2tsp Methi (Fenugreek) Seeds
1 Cup Grated Raw Mango
1 Cup Fresh Grated Coconut
Salt to taste
For the Seasoning:
2tbsp Ground Nuts
1tbsp Channa Dal/Bengal Gram
1/2 tbsp Urad Dal/Split Black Gram
2tsp Mustard Seeds
1tsp Turmeric Powder
Few Curry Leaves
Make sure that the cooked rice is not sticky. Spread the Rice on a plate.
Roast the Red Chilies in few drops of Oil and grind coarsely, similarly roast Methi Seeds and grind to a powder. Add Red Chilies, Methi powder, Coconut, Raw Mango and Salt to the Rice and mix well and keep aside.
Heat Oil in a kadai and add Channa Dal, Ground Nuts and Urad Dal. When they are about to turn pink add the Mustard Seeds and let it splutter. Now add the Turmeric powder and Curry leaves and immediately remove from flame and pour this seasoning on the Rice. Mix well. Leave it aside in a serving bowl for an hour. This will help the Rice to soak in the masala. Serve with Kosambari and Ambode.
Hi, today on Ugadi i tried your Maavinakayi chitran and got loads of compliments from hubby and son. Thank you very very much for the wonderful recipe. Regards, Jyothi
I prepared Mango rice for Ugadi today. It was so tasty that my family finished the whole think at one go.
Thank you for making Ugadi special.
Hi Jyothi and Vandana,
It is a delight to hear that the Chitranna you prepared using this recipe turned out well.
Have a great year!