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Rice and Moong Dal Chitranna

Rice and Moongdal Chitranna

Tired of adding masalas to your rice preparation? Want a easy dish which can be #breakfast as well as #lunchbox ready? Give a try, this simple yet flavourful rice preparation is less known but surely going to impress you!

There are a number of ways in which #chitranna is made. Usually people hate it as it is most commonly made. But this one my mom makes and there are no haters so far at #home 🙂

Ingredients –

  1. Rice -1/2 cup
  2. Moong Dal – 1/2 cup
  3. Oil – 3tsp
  4. Mustard – 1/2tsp
  5. Jeera – 1/4tsp
  6. Curry Leaves – 1strand
  7. Ginger – small piece
  8. Green chilly -3
  9. Turmeric – 1/2tsp
  10. Salt
  11. Freshly Grated coconut- about 5tsp
  12. Lemon

Method of preparation –

  1. Wash 1/2 cup rice(I used sona masuri) and half cup moong dal.
  2. Take a pan add 3tsp oil. Add mustard seeds and 1/4tsp jeera. Once spluttered and curry leaves, a small piece of finely chopped ginger and 3 finely cut green chilli. Add 1/2tsp turmeric.
  3. Then add rice and dal. Mix everything well.
  4. Add sufficient water to cook the mixture(3/4th of the pan). It will take 15-20min to cook. Keep the gas on medium flame and also add salt to taste. Once it is cooked completely top it with freshly grated coconut.
  5. While serving add lemon juice and enjoy.