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Karivepaaku Mamidikaaya Chitrannam | Curry Leaves and Raw Mango Rice | Vegan,GF

Karivepaaku Mamidikaya Chitrannam – what a tongue twister 🙂 

Karivepaaku = curry leaves, Mamidikaya – Tender Raw Mangoes, Chitrannam – Spiced up rice. 

The South of India is heavy with rice cultivation and ergo, rice consumption too. Seasonal produce or health based produce like curry leaves , tender raw mango is used.  

This Chitrannam (spiced rice) was made for our Ugadi spread this year. I had bookmarked it from a Telugu TV show and found the diary entry most unexpectedly. As we usually make Mavinakayi Chitranna / Mangai Sadam / Raw Mango rice with Bele Obbattu for Ugadi, this time we tried this and loved it a lot. 

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Curry leaves – the main ingredient in this Karivepaaku Mamidikaya Chitrannam

It’s a great way to incorporate curry leaves which are picked out of every dish by the kids. But a note of caution is not to go overboard with curry leaves as its ‘heat’ in nature and could cause internal bleeding. As with most foods, moderation is the key. 

If you are fond of variety rice like me, do try this and let me know how you liked it. Most of the rice dishes are rice based and personally I would like to sub the rice with millets or any low GI grains next time when making for myself.  

Did you know these benefits of Curry leaves? 🍃

Curry leaves are rich in protective plant substances, such as alkaloids, glycosides, and phenolic compounds, that give this fragrant herb potent health benefits. They scavenge potentially harmful compounds known as free radicals and suppress oxidative stress, a condition that’s associated with chronic disease development (source)

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Let’s get to today’s recipe:

Karivepaaku Mamidikaaya Chitrannam ~ Curry leaves+Raw Mango Rice-V,GF
Prep time – 15 mins, Cook time – 15 mins, Serves – 2 ~3 

Cuisine : Andhra (Indian), course : Main Course 

Vegan and GF dish

You need:

  • 1 cup Short grained rice (240 ml)
  • 5 TBSP Oil (divided use)
  • 1 tsp Salt 
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 6 sprigs Curry leaves
  • 1 Raw mango (tart variety) grated fine
  • 1/2 cup Grated Coconut (Fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds 
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 4 Red chillies (adjust spice)
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 3 Green chillies 
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida (skip for GF)

Tempering:

  • 1 TBSP Oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 broken red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 TBSP cashew pieces

Notes:

  • Sautéing coconut and grated mango increases the shelf life
  • Don’t add water while grinding 
  • Cool rice throughly (not chilled) and then add the ground paste. Else it gets soggy.
  • If the raw mango is not tart / sour enough, add a small gooseberry sized tamarind (saute with to grind ingredients). This may alter the taste distinctly. Buy raw, firm mangoes with no blemishes on top. 
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How to:

  • Cook the rice with a tsp of oil and a dash of turmeric. fluff them once they are done and cool completely in a large, flat plate. 
  • In a pan, add 1 TBSP oil, saute all the ingredients for “To grind”  (except mustard and asafoetida) one by one for 1-2 mins taking care the fenugreek/methi seeds and chillies don’t burn. Cool completely and grind to a smooth paste without water (it’s possible as the raw mango provides enough moisture).
  • In the same pan, add the remaining oil, splutter the tempering ingredients and fry till the peanuts turn golden brown. 
  • Remove the peanuts with a slotted spoon. To the remaining, add the ground mango -curry leaves paste and saute well on medium flame for 3-5 mins till oil starts separating (This is an important step as it keeps the rice from spoiling even beyond 3 days), Now add the salt and rice and mix gently. 
  • Adjust salt and spice and serve immediately. 

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Karivepaaku Mamidikaaya Chitrannam

A spiced rice dish made with Raw Mangoes and Curry leaves paste
Course Main Course, RIce
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Keyword Andhra Recipes, Festival Recipes, Gluten Free, Lunchbox Ideas, Raw Mango, Variety Rice, Vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3
Author Kalyani

Equipment

  • Kadai
  • Grater
  • Ladle
  • Bowl
  • Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Short grained rice 240 ml
  • 5 TBSP Oil divided use
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 6 sprigs Curry leaves
  • 1 Raw mango tart variety grated fine
  • 1/2 cup Grated Coconut Fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 4 Red chillies adjust spice
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 3 Green chillies
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida skip for GF
  • 1 tbsp Chopped cashewnuts
  • 1/2 tsp split black gram

Instructions

  • Cook the rice with a tsp of oil and a dash of turmeric. fluff them once they are done and cool completely in a large, flat plate. You may use either pressure cooker or an open pan to cook the rice .
  • In a pan, add 1 TBSP oil, saute all the ingredients for “To grind” (except mustard and asafoetida) one by one for 1-2 mins taking care the fenugreek/methi seeds and chillies don’t burn. Cool completely and grind to a smooth paste without water (it’s possible as the raw mango provides enough moisture).
  • In the same pan, add the remaining oil, splutter the tempering ingredients and fry till the peanuts turn golden brown.
  • Remove the peanuts with a slotted spoon. To the remaining, add the ground mango -curry leaves paste and saute well on medium flame for 3-5 mins till oil starts separating (This is an important step as it keeps the rice from spoiling even beyond 3 days), Now add the salt and rice and mix gently.
  • Adjust salt and spice and serve immediately.

Notes

  1. Sautéing coconut and grated mango increases the shelf life
  2. Don’t add water while grinding
  3. Cool rice throughly (not chilled) and then add the ground paste. Else it gets soggy.
  4. If the raw mango is not tart / sour enough, add a small gooseberry sized tamarind or a whole amla (gooseberry itself) saute with the to-grind ingredients). This may alter the taste distinctly.
  5. Buy raw, firm mangoes with no blemishes on top. 

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    21 Comments

    1. Yum Yum karivepaku and mango rice sounds so flavorful. Very nice.

    2. Such an interesting combination right. We also use mango in different ways during the season. Your bowl looks so appealing.

    3. Gayathri Kumar

      I always make mango rice during season. Now I have one which I have planned for tomorrow. Will try this version with curry leaves. I guess it would be more flavourful than the just mango version.

    4. vaishali sabnani

      Mango and curry leaves is a unique blend , would love to try this combo ! That bowl surely looks tempting .

    5. Sharmila Kingsly

      Sure this chitranna is busting with flavors.. Seasons best dish i would call this!!

    6. Suma Gandlur

      It sounds tempting and will try when I have some fresh leaves in surplus. The tartness of the mangoes and the strong flavor of curry leaves must be well working in the dish.

    7. OMG! what a flavorful rice, Kalyani. I am so going to try this soon. Wonderful idea grinding up the curry leaves.

    8. Wow never mixed curry leaves and mango. That's quite unique and I absolutely agree moderation is the key with any food. That's a great point about overeating curry leaves.

    9. cookwithrenu

      I have never added curry leaves as a masala in a rice dish. This would be so healthy and at the same time tasty and flavourful. Awesome share.

    10. Shobha Keshwani

      5 stars
      OMG this chitrannam looks so delicious and inviting. I love the flavour of curry leaves. This is a double mazaa. Will try your version soon.

    11. 5 stars
      OMG! this Karivepaaku mamidikaaya chitranam may be a tongue twister but sound like an amazingly delicious rice dish that will taste yum. My mouth is watering just at the thought of the rice. Love it.

    12. Mayuri Patel

      5 stars
      Such a delicious rice preparation, I actually made it when the mango season started here and loved it. So easy to make, flavorful and I enjoyed it on its own. Love karivepaaku mamidikaya chitrannam.

    13. Jayashree T.Rao

      5 stars
      It’s a good to add a few curry leaves along with mango while grinding. Looks delicious. I love raw mango rice.

    14. 5 stars
      Just like you I also make the regular maavinkaai chithranna but now that mango season is on, I will surely make this yummy karevpaaku maavinkaai chitrannam !!

    15. 5 stars
      Mango curry leaves rice looks so flavorful. I make both of them separately and I am surely trying the combo next time. Thanks for sharing.

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