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 are usually 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 also delicious,  colorful and flavorful.

Please refer the slideshows below that are self explanatory for these recipes except medhuvadai :

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 make kalkandu powder (sugar crystals) using mixer-grinder.

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Curd Rice:

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Brinjal-drumstick curry:

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