Thursday, March 2, 2017

Kittale Chitraanna / Orange Pazha Sadam - Variety Rice With Orange

Hot days have already arrived! A simple, cool and quick meal is what we wish for! Chitraanna or Variety rice with a cold raita is most soothing when the temperature is soaring. Many a time we start with doing something and end up doing something else! A simple Lemon rice and a mixed vegetable raita was what I had in mind when I started cooking. I ended up making Kittale Chitraanna / Orange Pazha Sadam when an intuitive flash took over!

Rice - 1 Cup
Orange - 1
Sesame oil - 1 tbsp
Carrot - 1
Capsicum - 1
Green peas - 1 handful
Peanuts - 2 tbsps
Salt - 1 tsp
Black pepper (Crushed) - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Red chillies (Broken) - 2
Coriander leaves - for garnishing
Orange wedges(Peeled) - for garnishing
1.Wash and cook rice in two cups of water and allow to cool.
2.Chop capsicum and carrot into thin lengthwise strips.

3.Extract the juice of one orange, add salt and keep it aside.
4.Chop a piece of orange peel into thin long strips.
5.Heat oil in a kadai and add cumin seeds followed by crushed pepper.
6.Add the peanuts and allow them to crack.
7.Add the broken red chillies and the orange peel and saute on medium flame till it emanates a zesty flavour.

8.Add the rest of the vegetables and stir fry till they are just cooked.
9.Pour the orange juice with salt and immediately switch off flame.

10.Fluff up the cooked rice and add to the seasoning.
11.Mix well without mashing up the rice.
12.Garnish the Kittale Chitraanna with orange wedges and chopped coriander leaves.

Enjoy the Orange Rice with your favourite raita.

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