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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Maavinakayi Chitranna/ Raw Mango Rice

Before starting off with the recipe for today, I would like to say sorry to you folks for disappearing suddenly without even leaving a note. Past couple of weeks have been really busy for me and Naveen. "Busy", not in the literal sense.... It's just that our MINDS have been busy thinking and thinking about matters that aren't really in our hands! :-) So finally, I decided to get over all that and start blogging again. And I must tell you.... I am enjoying blogging today more than anytime before!!!

Anyway, I have for you the recipe for Maavinakaayi Chitranna (Raw Mango Rice). This is another traditional Karnataka recipe which is every kannadiga's favourite! It is usually made for festivals and such occasions. This dish tastes best when the mango is tangy. Maavinakayi Chitranna along with Kadle Bele Payasam is a very nice combo.... You can click on -> "Kadle Bele Payasam" for the recipe. Enjoi!


1 Raw Mango
1/2 cup Coconut, grated
1-2 tsp Menthya Kaalu / Methi seeds
2-3 Dry red chillies - Low spiced
A pinch of hing
1 cup Rice
2-3 tbsp Peanuts
1 tbsp Chana - Urad Dal mixture
2-3 tsp Oil
3-4 Curry leaves
1 tsp Mustard seeds
Salt as per taste


  1. Peel and grate the raw mango; Keep aside. Cook rice such that each grain is separate and keep aside.
  2. Dry roast the red chillies, methi seeds, hing and powder them in a blender. Grind it along with grated coconut. DO NOT add water while grinding. Add half the quantity of grated raw mango also, while grinding.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai; Temper with haldi, mustard seeds, peanuts, chana- urad dal mixture, curry leaves.
  4. Add the remaining grated raw mango and cook for a while until all the water content evaporates. Add the above prepared masala and cook for about 2 mins. Add salt and mix well. Tip: This mango chutney can be preseved in the refrigerator for almost a week. So if you keep the chutney ready before-hand, all you have to do at the last minute is making rice and mixing it with the chutney!! And this chutney tastes really good with dosas and akki rottis too!!
  5. Add cooked rice to the above chutney and serve hot!!


Seema Bhat said...

I love chitranna too specially mavinkai chitranna. Naan most of the time nimbe huli hakodu mavinkai illdidre. But I always prefer mavinkai here. Love it.

archana said...

Ramya, the rice has a lovely spicy colour.My mouth is watering with the thought of raw mangoes in it :)
Nice recipe:)

FH said...

Ramya,hope your dilemma is resolved now ,glad you are back.We can't afford to lose any Kannadiga bloggers,we are so few!:))
Nanagu Mavinkai Chitranna ishta,aadre mavinkai sikkalla illi!:(
Looks mouthwatering.Enjoy.Mention of Kadalebele payasa made me miss Obbattu!!:)
Have a great weekend,hugs.

Bong Mom said...

never paired raw mango with rice, looks good and I like that name.

Unknown said...

This ones my fav too!!! :) Yeah, even I add nimbe hannu sometimes, but I dont add coconut to that version.

Thanx Archana :). I love raw mangoes too.

Thanx so much Asha!! I'm happy to be back too... :)
maavinkai sigolwa?? not even in Indian stores? And yeah, even I feel like having Obbattu now :(

You should try it Sandeepa.... I'm sure you'll love it! :)

Cynthia said...

Ramya, we're glad that you are back! The flavour of this rice is rather intriguing.

Seena said...

Vow, looks yummy..
these maavinkayi is very similar to malayalam..have to try it..really love to taste your food..

Roopa said...

yummy nange mavinkayi chitraanna thumba ista! looks delicious

Lakshmi said...

Hi Ramyavre, ade enappa bahala dinadinda no see alwa antha. Chitranna looks yummmm........Singapore mavinakayi hulikammi sihi jasthi :( , i agree with you that this rice tastes yumm when mango is sour enough. kannu hodkotha thinodralle maja irodu.

Aruna said...

Ramya, Love Love mavinakayi Chitranna. Looks great. Thx.


Richa said...

hey, hope u r taking it easy now! nice to know one more variety of chitranna, color looks so nice.

Prema Sundar said...

Mango rice has got a lovely colour Ramya.. The red chillies I have do not give much colour. I have never tried mango rice and i think I should give it a try now.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Thanx a lot! :) You must try it some time.. It tastes really good..

Thanx Seena.. Glad you like my dishes! :). Do try them out when you find time.

Thanx there! I'm sure its every kannadiga's fav!!

@Taste of Mysore,
Thanx for asking, Lakshmi! :) hoon... sumaar dina aagittu naanu post maadi. and yeah, maavinakai huli iddashtu chenna!! :)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Thanx Aruna.. Glad you liked it!

Thanx for asking, Richa... that was really sweet of you! :). Yeah, I'm much better now.

oh yeah.. you are right Prema. the ones I get here dont give color either. the chillies I used for this are from India!! I had asked one of my frds to get it for me when they were over for vacation :P

Viji said...

Mango rice looks very nice Ramya. Viji

Anonymous said...

ITs a mouthwatering dish. Can't wait to get some mavinakayi to make it.

Anonymous said...

onde ondu doubtu....
step 2 nalli madid mix na, kadai ge yavaga mix madabeku anta neevu hele illa :(

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Oh!! thanx so much for pointing it out... Will go ahead and correct the post right away!! Thanx again! :)

musical said...

I have some raw mango, but it may not be that sour. i crave the raw mangoes from back home! But still nothing should stop me from making it, which i will surely :-D.

Good to see you back, Ramya.

Unknown said...

We use mango powder when we dont get this raw mango. It doenst taste bad though :)

Anonymous said...


I just made Mavinakai Chitranna.It really came out nice. Thanks for the recipe. I liked the colour too.


shruti said...

Ramya tried your version, exotic !!!
Thanks, ddnt know you can make with red chillies=)
Like to see more recipes with red chillies.

Maanya said...

Thanks for the awesome recipe Ramya. I tried it last week and it was fantastic. It was a bit of work but so worth it.

Anonymous said...

This is the right Maavinkayi Chitranna recipe. Others are just ordinary chitranna with grated mango.. Good..