Today i have an easy ,simple and yummy variety rice recipe that’s famous in Karnataka as KAyi Sasive Chitranna . This kayi sasive chitranna recipe is a traditional dish . Made usually in festivals / weddings , upanayana and other functions as its a no- onion no – garlic dish . Kayi sasive chitranna is very good for lunch box too as its very easy to make and tasty to taste .
Kayi sasive chitranna can be translated basically as Coconut ( kayi ) mustard ( Sasive ) rice ( Chitranna ) . Coconut , mustard , red chillies , tamarind , salt and jaggery are blended together to make a paste which is later sauted in a tempering . The final masala obtained is ready to mix to rice . This is good enough to store in fridge for weeks and use as and when required . Believe this masala is so finger licking with a mild mustardy flavor with a balanced taste of spicy ness , tanginess and sweetish .
One can also mix this Kayi sasive masala to traditional ottu shavige ( Rice vermicelli ) or mix it beaten rice and do as we do poha . Method is same .. just replace rice . Which ever dish you make .. I am sure you will love this Karnataka special Kayi sasive chitranna .
Wash rice and cook it in the proportion 1 : 2.5 ie 1 glass rice 2.5 glass water.The cooked rice grains should be separate,not mushy.Once cooked, spread the cooked rice on a wide plate.This will make the grains separate further & also helps to cool quickly.Allow the rice to cool completely.
In a mixer take mustard , red chilli and salt . Dry grind till its powdered
Add coconut , tamarind and jaggery to the mustard chilli powder . Add little water and make a semi smooth paste . Make sure not to grind it smooth
Heat oil in a thick bottom pan / kadai. When oil is hot, add mustard seeds,urad dal, channa dal and ground nuts. When mustard seeds splutter nicely, add hing, red chilly and curry leaves. Saute.Add turmeric
Add the ground paste to it . Saute for 4-5 mins till raw smell goes and the masala starts leavinig the pan
Our masala for making kayi sasive chitranna is ready . You can store in fridge in an air tight container for few weeks and use and when required
Add cooked cooled rice to the pan.Add little quantity of prepared masala initially.Mix them thoroughly & gently. Ensure no rice lumps are formed.Taste test. If you feel its little bland add the remaining masala and mix .
Spicy little sweetish Kaayi sasive chitranna is ready to serve. Serve at room temperature as such or with papad / raitha.