Chitrannam

Chitrannam is a platter of different rice varieties prepared on an auspicious Aadiperukku day, a day that brings in prosperity. It is believed that whatever we do on that day would grow manifold, so farmers used to sow their seeds and others would like to venture into new business on this day.

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I prefer to make tomato rice, mint rice, sesame rice & candied rice instead of tamarind rice, lemon rice, coconut rice & sweet pongal that used to be prepared on this festive day. I have made brinjal-drumstick curry, medhu vadai, papads, rice vadam & mor-milagai as sides for these rice dishes. They are easy to prepare and yet I find this platter more appealing, colorful and flavorful; most importantly these dishes are delicious & nutritious too.

For medhu vadai recipe you can just click on the link (below its photo) and for other recipes please refer slideshows below that are self explanatory:

Tomato Rice:

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Sesame Rice:Β 

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Mint Rice:

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Candied Rice (Kalkandu sadam):Β First we have to powder kalkandu (sugar crystals) using mixergrinder.

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Curd Rice:

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Brinjal-drumstick curry:

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44 Comments Add yours

  1. Sign me up! I want to try this badly

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    1. Megala says:

      Hahaha! Glad to know that! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Wow this looks so delicious! πŸ˜‹

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

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  3. Aadi month is full of special Auspicious days. Very nice post with a superb Menu. I feel missing hometown after seeing your post.

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  4. Think I may have to try making something like this!

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    1. Megala says:

      Sounds good! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  5. This is a grand feast! Thank you for sharing so many delicacies !

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    1. Megala says:

      Most welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Dhanashree says:

      Yes it looks so, so yummy! ❀

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      1. Megala says:

        Thank you!

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  6. Dice n Cook says:

    OMG, what a spread of delicacy!!!

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  7. Vidya Narayan says:

    I can live on this !! Aadi Maasam is sheer treat ! Loved the rice varieties

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    1. Megala says:

      Yes, festivals galore till January, so you can expect more treats! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

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      1. Vidya Narayan says:

        my pleasure!

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    2. Megala says:

      Hi! I have not been able to visit your blog: https://masalachilly.wordpress.com/ , can you please check that?

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      1. Vidya Narayan says:

        The website is http://www.masalachilli.wordpress.com not chilly. Maybe thats the reason you cant visit the blog. Please check & let me know. Thanks dear.

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      2. Megala says:

        Yes, it is working now, but your name is linked to the misspelt address!

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  8. PS says:

    So delicious and great sharing!!

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  9. Christy B says:

    So many delightful goodies here! πŸ™‚

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    1. Megala says:

      πŸ™‚ Thanks!

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  10. Aruna says:

    I love Chitrannam of any kind and you have given me such a range to choose from πŸ™‚

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  11. Swati Awana says:

    Chitrannam…interesting. Looks yummy! 😍

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  12. One of the great rice variety!

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  13. So many tasty options. Hard to choose! πŸ™‚

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

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  14. All of them are looking super yummy…awesome share Megala☺

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks a lot!

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  15. foodzesty says:

    Oh my yum yum πŸ™‚

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      1. foodzesty says:

        I love them all!!! Now, I’m hungry πŸ™‚

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