Mint Flavored Mango Rice/Pudina Mavinkayi Chitranna

Sonamasoori Rice : as needed (cooked grains apart)
Enne/Oil, Sasive/mustard, Karibevu/curryleaf Shenga/Peanuts, Kadalaebele/Chanadal, Uddinabele/Uriddal, Harishina/Turmeric for Oggarane/Seasoning

Pudina/Mint Leaves: 1 small cup or a fistfull
Grated fresh coconut: 4 tbsp
Green Chillies : 5 or according to your taste (Thanks to a reader for reminding me :D)
Raw Mango Pieces from 1 medium sized mango
Blend the above ingredients without water to make coarse paste. Keep it aside

1. Heat oil in a skillet, add mustard. When mustard stops popping, add peanuts. Fry peanuts till crisp, add chanadal and Urid dal, when they start turning red, add curry leaf, turmeric and chutney. Mix well. Fry chutney for a min or two. Switch off the stove and add little sugar if mango pieces are very sour.
2. Add cooked rice and mix well.
3. Serve warm.

A simple and uniquely flavored rice dish for your new year celebrations. Enjoyy..


Unknown said...

mint and mango..sounds so very curious to taste this one..will try this soon..

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Mavinkai Chitranna nanna fav. Adding pudina is nice.

Nandita SS said...

Mavinkayi amele pudina hosa combination. Ondu saari definiteagi try maadtini. Recipege thanks!!!

chef and her kitchen said...

That is a nice twist to the mango pudina,I can imagine the taste of it in this rice..

Priya Suresh said...

Slurp, thats a fingerlicking tangy rice, very inviting..

YOSEE said...

I love mango rice. Mint is a great addition !

Wish you and the family a very happy New Year.

Savi-Ruchi said...

I have both of them at home. Will try it tomorrow :)

Hari Chandana P said...

tangy and delicious chitranna.. Thumba chennagide.. Nice click too !!

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swapna said...

Mint and mango...lovely combo!!tempting!!

AJ said...

Looks yummy!!

notyet100 said...

will try this soon,,,:-)
wish ya happy new year 2011

Indrani said...

Rice looks yumm and what a nice color you got, wish u and ur family an wonderful 2011

Pushpa said...

Flavorful and yummy rice,Happy New Year to you.