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: 

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Mint Rice:

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Candied Rice (Kalkandu sadam): 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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49 Comments Add yours

  1. I wish I could try all of your Rice dishes! They look amazing!

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you ! 🙂

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  2. How hungry I feel right now!! 😋😋

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    1. Megala says:

      Hahaha! Thanks for stopping by !

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  3. 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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  4. Wow this looks so delicious! 😋

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you! 🙂

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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