I made this Coconut and Mustard Rice, called Kayi Sasive Chitranna, for Varalakshmi Vratam this year and we absolutely loved it.

Coconut and Mustard Rice
Coconut and Mustard Rice

Every year, I make Chintapandu Pulihora | Tamarind Rice for all poojas. This year I decided to make something different just to uplift the mood and so made this Coconut and Mustard Rice and it turned out to be a treat.

Called Kayi Sasive Chitranna in Kannada, this is a traditional dish from Karnataka in which cooked rice is flavoured with a paste of coconut, mustard seeds, and red chillies. This dish is super simple to make, and so can be quickly made as a one-dish meal on busy days. I served it with Kakdi Raita and Papad.

While there is no equivalent of this dish in Andhra Pradesh or Telangana, an apt description would be Ava Pettina Kobbari Annam.

Tip: Use a mix of Bydagi chillies and spicy red chillies (Guntur/Pandi) to make this rice. The Bydagi will give it the colour while the Guntur chillies will give it the spiciness.

Recipe for Kayi Sasive Chitranna | Coconut and Mustard Rice

Kayi Sasive Chitranna | Coconut and Mustard Rice

Kayi Sasive Chitranna is a traditional dish from Karnataka. It is a simple, steamed rice flavoured with a coconut, red chilli, and mustard.
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian, Karnataka, South Indian
Servings 4
Equipment
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Kadai
Ingredients
  
  • 1 Cup Rice
  • 1/2 tsp Oil
  • Salt to Taste
For Paste
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Coconut
  • 8-10 Red Chillies (See Notes)
  • 1 tbsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
For Tempering
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 2-3 tbsp Peanuts
  • 1 tsp Udad Dal
  • 1 tsp Chana Dal
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 Red Chillies
  • A Few Curry Leaves
Instructions
 
Cooking the Rice
  • Wash the rice well.
  • Add 2 cups water, 1 tsp oil, and 1/2 tsp salt.
  • Pressure cook till the rice is cooked.
  • Let the cooker cool and take the rice out.
  • Let the rice cool and then use a fork to separate grains.
Making the Paste
  • Grind the coconut, red chillies, mustard seeds, turmeric, and some salt to a coarse, thick paste with a little water.
Making Coconut and Mustard Rice
  • In a kadhai, heat the oil.
  • Add the udad dal, chana dal, and peanuts.
  • Stir-fry till the dals are light golden brown.
  • Add mustard seeds and wait till they crackle.
  • Add split red chillies and curry leaves, and stir-fry for a few seconds.
  • Add the ground coconut paste and stir-fry for a minute.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add the rice and mix well.
  • Serve Kayi Sasive Chitranna warm with some papad and dahi or raita.
Notes
Use a mix of Bydagi chillies and spicy red chillies (Guntur/Pandi) to make this rice. The Bydagi will give it the colour while the Guntur chillies will give it the spiciness.
Keyword Cocont and Mustard Rice, Gluten Free, Kayi Sasive Anna, Kayi Sasive Chitranna, Vegan, Vegetarian
Ava Pettina Kobbari Annam
Ava Pettina Kobbari Annam

How to Make Coconut and Mustard Rice | Ava Pettina Kobbari Annam

  1. Cooking the Rice
    1. Wash the rice well under running water till the water runs clear.
    2. Now add 2 cups of water, 1 tsp oil, and 1/2 tsp salt.
    3. You can now pressure cook till the rice is cooked or then cook it on open flame.
    4. Wait till the pressure cooker cools and take the rice out.
    5. Let the rice cool and then use a fork to separate the grains. You can also spread it out on a plate.

  2. Making the Coconut Mustard Paste
    1. Using the chutney grinder attachment, grind the coconut, red chillies, mustard seeds, turmeric, and some salt with a little water to a coarse, thick paste. Do not grind the paste too smooth.Remember not too add too much salt as the rice has some salt in it.

  3. Making the Coconut and Mustard Rice
    1. In a kadhai, over medium heat, heat the coconut oil.
    2. Add the udad dal, chana dal, and peanuts, and stir-fry till the dals are light golden brown.
    3. Now, add mustard seeds and wait till they crackle.
    4. Next, add the split red chillies and curry leaves, and stir-fry for a few seconds.
    5. Finally, add the ground coconut paste and stir-fry for a minute. Do not fry for too long or the coconut paste will dry out.

    6. Turn off the heat.
    7. Add the rice and mix well.
    8. If needed, add some salt and mix well.
  4. Serve Kayi Sasive Chitranna warm with some papad and dahi or raita.
 
Kayi Sasive Chitranna
Kayi Sasive Chitranna

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