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Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
FOR THE MANGO PASTE
1/4 cup Raw mango
2 Coconut
1 Green chilly
1/2" piece Ginger
FOR TEMPERING
1 tbsp Gingelly oil
1 tsp Mustard
1 tsp Bengal gram dal
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
1 tbsp Peanuts
few Curry leaves
2 Red chillies
To taste Salt
FOR MAVINKAI SAMAI CHITRANNA
1/2 cup Samai/ Little millet

How to make Maavinkai samai chitranna

Cuisine:

We can incorporate the healthy little millet in a one-pot meal regularly. In this recipe, I will show you how to make maavinkai samai chitranna.

  • 20 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Ingredients

  • FOR THE MANGO PASTE

  • FOR TEMPERING

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For the third day of Blogging marathon with grains, I have yet another millet recipe. C if for chitranna. This is a very common dish in Karnataka. Generally, chitranna refers to lemon rice. But we can make many varieties of chitranna. My daughter loves the maavinkkai chitranna or maanga saadam that I usually make. We can make sabasige chitranna too or the dill flavoured rice. Since the mangoes are in season I chose to make the maavinkai chitranna. As I am cooking millet recipes, this post is to show you all as to how to cook Maavinkai samai chitranna easily.

HOW TO COOK MAAVINKAI SAMAI CHITRANNA

Cooking with millets is actually as simple as cooking with rice. We can make almost make all types of south Indian rice varieties with the millets. Today I have cooked maavinkai chitranna with samai. Samai is called as the little millet. When we are cooking for pulao or mixed rice, we want the grains to be separate and not mushy, So the universal rule which I follow across all millets are cooked the grains in the ratio of 1:2 that is 1 part of grain to 2 parts of water. If we want to cook for Pongal or kichadi we can go up to 4 parts of water too.

how to cook samai maavinkai chitranna

One thumb rule to follow before cooking any kind of millet would be to wash it thoroughly 3 to 4 times. Wash and rinse thoroughly and use. It can be cooked in an open pot or can be cooked in a pressure cooker. However you are cooking, transfer it to different serving bowl once you have cooked it, else it will tend to clump up if left in the same vessel.

I have cooked samai or little millet in two others ways

Samai Sakkarai Pongal

Samai Kesari

The other recipes in the A-z series for the pulav fest are

Quinoa Avarekaalu pulav

Quick kodo millet Brinji

 

Steps

1
Done

FOR THE MANGO PASTE

Grind the raw mango, coconut, green chilly and ginger together with a minimum amount of water into a smooth paste

2
Done

Add 1 cup of water to 1/2 cup of washed millet and cook in pressure cooker up to 3 whistles. Let it cool completely

3
Done

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. Once they splutter add the bengal gram dal and peanuts. Saute for 1 minute. Now add the turmeric powder and asafoetida, red chillies and curry leaves and saute for another minute

4
Done

Now add the ground paste and saute till the raw flavour goes off and the moisture is removed. Switch off the fire and let it cool.

5
Done

Now add the cooked millet to this cooked mango masala paste and mix well. Adjust the salt if necessary. Serve with appalam.

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I have not even tried the basic version of mango rice , and here I have a gf version !
Must try it , looks great . And yes I have jotted down the thumb rule of proportion – thanks for explaining so well .

When mango season starts, I always make sure to prepare maangai saadam as it is my favorite rice varieties. Your version using saamai looks so yum Veena. Please parcel me some..

Yaayy my favorite. I didn’t know maanga sadam had a fancy kannada name, lovely photos and great one pot receipe

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I have not even tried the basic version of mango rice , and here I have a gf version !
Must try it , looks great . And yes I have jotted down the thumb rule of proportion – thanks for explaining so well .

When mango season starts, I always make sure to prepare maangai saadam as it is my favorite rice varieties. Your version using saamai looks so yum Veena. Please parcel me some..

Yaayy my favorite. I didn’t know maanga sadam had a fancy kannada name, lovely photos and great one pot receipe

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