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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - rice
  • 1 cup - moong dal
  • 2 - green chillies
  • 1 - small ginger (chopped)
  • 3 - pepper corns
  • 1 pinch - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp - grated coconut
  • Sprig of curry leaves
  • 1/2 - Lime
  • 1 tbsp - grated carrots (optional)
  • Salt to taste.

How to Make Chitranna

  • Wash moong dal and rice thoroughly.
  • Heat oil in pan. Add mustard seeds and 1/2 tsp jeera and pepper corns.
  • After it splutters, add curry leaves and chopped green chillies and ginger. Add the rice and moong dal and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add turmeric powder and salt. Pour warm water and bring to a boil. Cook on low flame. Keep stirring, to prevent it from sticking to bottom. When the rice is cooked add lime juice. Remove from flame.
  • Garnish with coconut gratings and carrot gratings. Serve hot with papads.