Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Masala mavinakayi chitranna - Karnataka style

Masala mavinakayi chitranna is Karnataka style rice item prepared using raw mangoes. It tastes sour, spicy, super tasty and flavorful. I already shared Andhra style mango rice/ mavidikkaya annam recipe, lots of difference between Andhra style & Karnataka style mango rice. The main taste of Karnataka style mango rice depends on the masala powder we prepare. I always prefer to use fresh masala, you can use readily  prepared masala in order to  saves lots of time. Just like  puliyogare paste we can also prepare masala mavinakayi gojju, if this gojju is ready we can prepare this mango rice in jiffy. Generally we use fresh coconut to prepare masala, if you are planning to store this gojju for long time then use dry coconut, but its taste vary a bit. I paired this rice with simple jeera masala potato fry .

Event : Shhhhh Secretly cooking challenge

Taking this flavorful rice item to "Shhhhh Secretly cooking challenge" fb group started by Priya, and taken further till date by Mayuri di ND Renu. I liked curried chickpea stuffed sweet potatoes recipe shared by Mayuri di. I also saved Renu's steamed broccoli vadi recipe to try soon. We completed recipes from all states from A to Z, so now admin team and members decided a new interesting way for monthly theme that is - one group member in alphabetical order will suggest theme. Later admin team will pair interested members, then we share 2 secret ingredients among us and prepare recipe using it and all other members will guess it.

 This month theme "Mango mania" was suggested by Mayuri di. Do check out her super tasty Gujarati mango khadi  recipe. And Seema who blogs at "mildlyindian" is my partner. I gave turmeric powder and mustard seeds as secret ingredients. Seema prepared healthy and tasty Kerala moringa mango dal recipe. Do check out her space for more healthy and intresting recipes. In turn she gave red chilli and mustard as secret ingredients, adding those ingredients I prepared this tasty rice item.

              Masala mavinakayi chitranna 

Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cook Time : 15 minutes
Serves : 2 persons
Category : Rice items
Recipe Cuisine: Karnataka
Main ingredients : raw mango, rice


To prepare masala

mustard seeds- 1 tsp
fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
fresh coconut - 3/4 cup
Guntur red chilli - 3
byadigi red chilli - 3
fine grated raw mango - 1
jaggery - marble size (optional)
oil - 1/2 tsp

To prepare chitranna/ mango rice

rice - 1 bowl
oil - 2 to 3 tsp
mustard - 1/2 tsp
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
urad  dal - 1 tsp
chana dal - 1 tsp
ground nuts - 2 tsp
green chillies - 3
curry leaves - 1 sprig
finely chopped coriander leaves - 2 tsp
hing - small pinch 
salt - as per taste


1) Finely grate mango, fresh coconut and keep it aside.

2) Dry fry mustard and fenugreek seeds till you get nice aroma and then take into plate.

3) Later add 1/2 tsp of oil and fry red chilles till it changes color, later take this into plate and let it cool.

4) Now grind above fried ingredients to fine powder, later add grated fresh coconut, jaggery(optional) and grind it coarsely. 

5) Now add the above mixture to grated mango and mix everything well. 

Note: instead of grated mango if you are using mango pieces then grind it coarsely along with above mixture.

6) Heat 3 tsp of oil in wide kadai then fry groundnuts in low flames, when it just starts  changing color add mustard and cumin seeds. When mustard starts crackling then add urad and chana dal, when dal starts changing color add hing, curry leaves and green chillies.

7)When above all ingredients fry well then add prepared mango masala mixture and fry it well till raw smell goes away.

Note: If you want to store this gojju/mixture for long time then add some more oil and cook it well till you get gojju texture ( also use dry coconut while frying.)

8) Now add this mixture, finely chopped coriander leaves in prepared rice and mix everything well.

That's it aromatic and tasty masala mavinakayi chitranna is ready to serve. Serve it with some fry yams, papads or with any fried curries and enjoy with your friends and family.

Also check other related rice items by just clicking the link below pic..

                              karnataka style tomato bath

                                             Pepper Rice / miriyala annam


                                                               Mango Rice


                                                             gongura pulihora

                                        Pudina rice

                                              Green Peas Pulao

             Amla Rice/ Usirikaya Pulihora


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Aruna Saraschandra 😊