Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mango Chitranna - Tangy seasoned mango flavoured rice

Mango Chitranna

1 -Raw mango, peeled, grated
1 cup -Cooked rice
3/4th cup - Grated coconut
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1 tsp -Mustard seeds
1-2 no. -Green chillies
1-2 -Strands of coriander leaves
Salt -To taste

2 tsp -Oil
1tsp -Mustard seeds
1 tsp -Udad dal
1 tsp -Chana dal
1 sprig -Curry leaves


  • Grind into a coarse paste the grated mango, coconut, green chilli, mustard seeds, turmeric powder, coriander leaves ,salt with very little water. Set it aside.

  • Heat oil in a kadhai and add chana dal, udad dal, mustard seeds, curry leaves and fry till it splutters.

  • Next, add the ground paste to the kadhai and fry for a couple of seconds.

  • To this paste that is getting fried add the cooked rice and mix well so that the rice blends in with the paste.(Add salt if necessary)

  • Take it off the flame, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with accompaniment of your choice.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Musk Melon (cantaloupe) Smoothie

Musk Melon Smoothie

1 ---------------small Musk Melon, peeled, seeds removed and cubed
1--------------- cup Yogurt
1/2-------------cup Water
1----------------tbsp Honey (opt)
1----------------Pinch cardamom powder
5-6--------------Ice cubes


Blend all the ingredients till smooth, add water/honey to suit your taste and consistency of the smoothie. Serve fresh.

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