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Oralu Chitranna | Mixed Rice with Ground Masala

Oralu Chitranna is a Chitranna is made with ground spice powder and rice. It’s especially popular during festivals.
Course Lunch Box, Main Dish - Rice
Cuisine Karnataka
Keyword Quick Rice Dishes
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Everyday Meal, Meals for Two
By Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Dish Type 30 Minutes Meal
Author Srivalli


For the ground Spice Masala

  • 1/4 cup Copra / Dry Coconut, you can use fresh coconut as well.
  • 1 tsp Tamarind Extract
  • 3 to 4 Green Chillies
  • A Pinch Asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek
  • A Pinch Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tsp Sesame Seeds

For the Rice

  • 2 cups Rice cooked
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Ground Nuts
  • Handful Cashew Nuts
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 tsp Chana Dal
  • 1 Sprig Curry Leaves
  • 2 tsp Cooking Oil


  • Wash and soak rice and cook as you regularly cook. Spread the cooked rice to cool down.

For the ground spice masala

  • Take all the ingredients except green chilies and saute on high flame for a couple of minutes.
  • Allow to cool down and grind to a coarse powder along with green chilies.

For making the Chitrannam

  • Heat a nonstick pan with oil, tempering with curry leaves, chana dal, mustard seeds, urad dal, peanut nuts, cashew nuts, hing and saute well.
  • Next add the ground masala, tamarind extract, salt, turmeric powder and combine everything well. Let it cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Now add the cooked rice and mix well. When the rice is well mixed, switch off and let it stand for 5 mins.
  • Serve with appalam and poriyal.
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