Mango-Coconut Chitranna

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Mango-Coconut Chitranna

Mango-Coconut Chitranna, a typical South Indian tangy yellow rice of coconut and raw mango flavoured with generous tempering of peanuts and aromatic spices is one of the most loved rice dishes. A summer special dish which was prepared to make the most of those tangy raw mangoes was packed for our picnics as it tastes wonderfully good even when it’s cold on a sultry hot summer days. The tang from raw mango, the crunch of peanuts and lentils in the tempering, the sweetness of coconut and the aroma of curry leaves is what makes this Mango-Coconut Chitranna a flavourful affair. Every morsel of this Mango-Coconut Chitranna bursts with flavour that will leave you asking for more!

Ingredients:

Ingredients:
5-6 cups cooked Rice (I have used leftover Sona Masuri rice at room temperature)
1 medium Onion, finely chopped
2-3 small or 1 medium Raw Mangoes, peeled and finely chopped or grated
½ small Coconut, grated or finely chopped
2-3 Green Chillies, slit (Adjust as per taste)
½ inch Ginger, peeled and finely chopped or grated
½-1 juice of fresh Lime/Lemon (Adjust as per taste)
1-2 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste

Spices Used:
¾ tsp Haldi/Turmeric Powder

For Tadka/Tempering:
1-2 tbsp Oil
¾ cup Raw Peanuts
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tbsp Channa Dal/Split Chickpeas
½ tbsp Urad Dal/Split Black Gram
3-4 Dry Red Chillies, halved
2-3 sprigs Curry Leaves
A generous pinch of Hing/Asafoetida

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