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Karibevina Chitranna

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 2 people
  • Spice Level: Low

Authenticity Slice

Use only fresh green curry leaves as darker and older leaves don't have as much flavour and aroma.

Trivia Tadka

Curry leaves are highly regarded in Ayurveda. Consuming them as a part of the daily diet is said to maintain insulin levels in our body, improve hair growth, reduce acidity and aid in digestion.


  • Steamed rice (2 cups)

For Masala Paste

  • Curry leaves (kadipatta) (1 cup)
  • Green chillies (hari mirchi) (2)
  • Cumin seeds (jeera) ( 1 tsp)
  • Coriander (dhaniya) seeds (2 tsp)
  • Coconut (nariyal), grated (1/4 cup)
  • Green mango (kairi), grated (1/2 cup)

For Tadka

  • Oil (3-4 tsp)
  • Groundnut (moongfali) (1 tbsp)
  • Yellow split peas (chana dal) (1 tsp)
  • Mustard seeds (sarson) (1/2 tsp)
  • Asafoetida (hing) (1/4 tsp)
  • Salt (to taste)


  • In a grinder, place all masala ingredients and blend to a fine paste using little water.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add groundnuts, stir until brown and then add chana dal, saron and hing. Sauté on high until the chana dal turns pink.
  • Add the ground masala and cook for a few minutes, until aromatic.
  • Finally add the cooked rice and salt. Stir gently until rice and paste are evenly mixed.
  • Chitranna is now ready to be served warm with raita.

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