Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe – Spiced Raw Mango Tempered Rice

Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe is a delicious preparation of rice from the raw green mangoes that you get in the summers. The tartness of the mangoes along with the green chillies and the seasonings, brings out the flavors of this classic South Indian Rice recipe. 

While you’re probably enjoying the beautifully luscious ripe mangoes of the season, don’t forget to enjoy your share of the raw mangoes too by trying this Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe. Summer feels incomplete without getting enough of the tangy hit of raw mangoes, balanced by hot spices,salt, lime and the right tempering, raw mangoes are delicious in a range of preparations. 

Serve the Mavinakayi Chitranna along with a Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita or High-Protein Peanut Chutney and a roasted papad for lunch or even for dinner. The Mavinakayi Chitranna makes a great picnic lunch too.

If you like this recipe, here are a few more Mixed Rice recipes:

  1. Lemon Rice Recipe (Elumichai Sadam/Chitranna)
  2. Nellikai Chitranna Recipe (Gooseberry-Amla Rice)
  3. Doddapatre Soppina Chitranna Recipe (Spiced Indian Thyme Rice)
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The Oat and Green Moong Dal Pesarattu-Savory Lentil Crepe Recipe

The Oats Pesarattu recipe is inspired from the classic South Indian dish “Pesarattu”. Pesarattu is a crepe that is made from lentils and rice, but in this recipe I have used Saffola oats in the recipe, adding to the nutritive value. The addition of green chillies and ginger, along with finely chopped cabbage, makes this Pesarattu a favorite even with children. 

Serve the Oats Pesarattu along with jaggery and butter or along with Tomato Onion Chutney and Buttermilk for a wholesome breakfast or even a weeknight dinner.

Here are more crepe recipes to try

  1. Zucchini Pesarattu Recipe
  2. Tomato Uttapam Recipe
  3. Lauki and Whole Green Moong Dal Cheela Recipe
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Pan Fried Broccoli Pakora Recipe

Pan Fried Broccoli Pakoras is a delicious healthy tea time snack that you can savor without any guilt. The pakora is filled with flavours from fennel seeds, chaat masala and is made without deep-frying, hence preserving nutrition of the vegetable.

Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan is used to make the Broccoli Pakora, giving it a good taste and texture. The process of cooking pakora in a pan preserves nutrition and the addition of broccoli giving an added taste and nutrition for this classic tea time snack. If you love broccoli then this is a must try recipe.  Fennel (saunf) acts as a natural digestive and helps in ingesting the pakora with ease. A cup of cooked Broccoli offers as much vitamin C as an orange, and is very rich in beta-carotene. Broccoli contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc too. It is also high in fiber and low in calories.

By using Broccoli in our Diet you can reap various health benefits. Broccoli is a great anti-inflammatory and may slow down the damage to joints associated with osteoarthritis. Broccoli can aid in heart health by helping to keep blood vessels strong. Broccoli can help lower cholesterol because the soluble fiber in the vegetable binds with the cholesterol in the blood. 

Serve Pan Fried Broccoli Pakora along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney for your evening snacks. 

If you are looking for more Snack recipes here are some that you can serve for your evening snacks 

  1. Mathri | North Indian Savoury Snack Recipe
  2. Healthy Snack Bowl Recipe
  3. Vazhaipoo Vada Recipe (Banana Flower Fried Savoury Snack)


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