Chithrannam

Chithrannam:

Chithrannam
Chithrannam

Chithra pournami falls in the month of may-Jun, we celebrate this as an auspicious day.

The full moon in Chitra: A full moon is considered auspicious in many religions because of its effects on the attitude of people. Full moon is said to promote creativity and positive sentiments. Sentiments are said to ride on higher waves of consciousness leading to abundance of positive energy and higher consciousness.

Neivedhyam – ‘Cithrannam’, Lemon rice,Curd rice,Mango rice,Chakkara pongal and Coconut rice are prepared on this day with tender coconut juice,butter milk and panakkam as prasadam for god.

Lemon rice-Ingredients:

Basmathi or long grain raw rice-1 cup

Lemon-1 medium size

Salt 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Cashew broken-5 nos

Channa dal-1 tsp

Urad dal-1 tsp

Ground nut-2 tsp

green chilli-3 nos chopped

Curry leaves-2 twig

Mustard seeds-1 tsp

Oil-1 tbsp

1. Wash and soak rice for 10 minutes,cook with 2 cups of water. spread cooked rice in a wide bowl to normal temperature.

2. Heat pan with oil add mustard seeds, urad dal,ground nut, channa dal and broken cashew fry till golden yellow.

3. Add chopped green chillies and curry leaves stir for a while, add turmeric powder and salt, squeeze lemon (remove seeds) and switch off stove.

4. Add cooked rice in to the seasoned ingredients gradually mix well.

Mango rice – Ingredients to grind:

Mango (raw) -1 medium size grated or sliced to grind

Salt 1 teaspoon

Red chilie-3 nos

Pepper-1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp

Sugar-1/2 tsp to balance the sourness (optional)

Grind above ingredients to a coarse paste,keep it ready to mix with rice.

Mango rice
Mango rice

Ingredients to prepare rice:

Basmathi or long grain raw rice-1 cup

Oil-1 tbsp

Mustard seeds-1 tsp

Urad dal-1 tsp

Curry leaves-2 twig

Method:

1. Wash and soak rice for 10 minutes,cook with 2 cups of water. spread cooked rice in a wide bowl to normal temperature.

2. Heat pan with oil add mustard seeds, urad dal, fry till golden yellow.

3.Add coarse ground mango paste,stir well saute until you get nice aroma approximately-2 to 3 minutes.

4.Add cooked rice and mix gently.

Coconut rice-Ingredients:

Grated coconut-1 cup

Rice-1 cup

To seasaon:

Red chilli-2 nos

Urad dal-1 tsp

Cashews broken-4 to 5 nos

Mustard seeds-1 tsp

Oil-1 tbsp

Curry leaves-2 twig

Method to prepare :

1. Wash and soak rice for 10 minutes,cook with 2 cups of water. spread cooked rice in a wide bowl to normal temperature.

2.Heat pan with oil season with mustard seeds,urad dal,channa dal, red chilli and cashew nuts fry till golden brown.

3.Add curry leaves and grated coconut fry for a minute.

4.Add cooked rice in it,sprinkle salt and mix gently,

Curd rice:

http://wp.me/p1o34t-Fw

Tamarind rice mix:

http://wp.me/p1o34t-sN

Chakkara pongal:

http://wp.me/p1o34t-tD

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