Chitrannam

Chitrannam is a platter of different rice varieties usually prepared on the Aadiperukku day, ie. the 18th day of Aadi month in the Tamil calendar. It is believed that whatever we do on that day would grow manifold, so farmers used to sow their seeds expecting a good yield. It is also believed to be an auspicious day that brings in prosperity people prefer to venture into new business on this day.

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Since I prefer to have my chitrannam platter delicious,  colorful and flavorful, I like 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. Besides these rice dishes are easy to prepare with readily available ingredients. I have made brinjal-drumstick curry, medhu vadai, papads, rice vadam & mor-milagai as sides for these rice dishes.

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

Tomato Rice:

Sesame Rice: 

Mint Rice:

Candied Rice (Kalkandu sadam): First we have to make kalkandu powder (sugar crystals) using mixer-grinder.

Curd Rice:

Brinjal-drumstick curry:

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52 Comments Add yours

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

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you ! 🙂

  2. How hungry I feel right now!! 😋😋

    1. Megala says:

      Hahaha! Thanks for stopping by !

  3. Awesome Megala!!!!

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

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

    1. Megala says:

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

  5. Wow this looks so delicious! 😋

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you! 🙂

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you!

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

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you!

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

    1. Megala says:

      Sounds good! Thanks for stopping by!!

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

    1. Megala says:

      Most welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Dhanashree says:

      Yes it looks so, so yummy! <3

      1. Megala says:

        Thank you!

    2. Megala says:

      Thank you!

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