Masale Chitranna - Udipi Style

Week 1 Day 1 of BM #58 - 

Welcome to the next edition of Blogging Marathon. In the first week, I shall showcase some easy and delicious Rice based recipes.

Check out this traditional Udipi style Pulihora.

Recipe Source here
Ingredients - 

Rice 1 1/2 cup
Tamarind extract 1/4 cup (adjust as needed)
Salt, Jaggery as needed
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Seasoning Ingredients (Oil 2 Tbsp, Mustard seeds 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Asafoetida, Curry leaves few, Peanuts handful
Roast and Grind - 
Chana Dal 2 tsp
Urad Dal 2 tsp
Coriander Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds a pinch
Sesame Seeds 1 Tbsp
Red Chilies 2-3

Masale Chitranna - Udipi Style

Method Of Preparation -

Cook the rice as preferred making sure each grain is separate. (that is to say that the rice should not be mushy).

Spread the rice in a serving plate to cool.

Meanwhile, roast the ingredients listed under roast and grind separately.

Powder the spice and set aside.

In a heated pan, add oil and the seasoning ingredients.

After the mustard seeds splutter, add the peanuts and let them fry well.

Add the tamarind extract, salt, jaggery, turmeric and also the spice powder.

Mix well and remove from heat after the paste comes together as a single mass.

Mix the paste into the rice and adjust the flavors as needed.

Serve it after an hour. 

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 58. 

Preparation Time 40 min
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini R on Tuesday, November 3, 2015


  1. rajani Says:
  2. Good recipe for the lunch box as well, I guess..Nice.

  3. I have always loved this colorful and tasty rice. Your version turned out perfect.

  4. Jayashree Says:
  5. This sounds so flavorful. Bookmarking to try some time.

  6. Sowmya :) Says:
  7. Am always looking for recipes of mixed rice. Yours looks beautiful....bookmarking it

  8. So flavorful! Love this version of puliyodharai.

  9. Srividhya Says:
  10. We prepare it pretty much the same way. I love this rice anytime. Superb

  11. delicious rice recipe

  12. Priya Suresh Says:
  13. I dont mind eating this irresistible chitranna..Love that spice mix went in it.

  14. love that pretty plate and rice looks yum

  15. Srivalli Says:
  16. Yes I loved it when I had made for the Udupi special..very nicely plated..

  17. Kalyani Says:
  18. I love this kind of chitranna more than our own Tamil
    Puliyogarai. Thanks for bringing back a lot of memories :)) bookmarking to try ..

  19. Pavani Says:
  20. That spice powder must have added so much flavor to this Chitranna.

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