Friday, April 24, 2009

Chutney Chawal / Rice with chutney.

Chutney Anna (chutney with cooked rice) as we call it. This is one of our favorite meals to eat. Since Chutneys are very staple at our home we enjoy them with idlies, dosas, rottis and rice. Whenever we have some left over chutney, I make some warm Rice, we just mix them with chutney and little ghee(tuppa) on top.

Today being bored to make sambar or any sides for our lunch, I made chutney with cilantro leaves(kothambari soppu)and with some nuts to go along with rice. Simple and satisfying lunch.


Ingredients for chutney :

Cilantro leaves - 1 bunch or 2 big handful (cleaned and washed)
Dalia Dal/ hurigadale - 2 tbsp (peanut/groundnuts can be used)
Cashew nuts- 1/2 cup(any nuts can be used)
Onion- 1 small
Ginger - 1 piece (about 1")
Coconut - 1 tbsp
Tamarind extract - 2 tsp (or tamarind paste)
Salt - to taste

For garnish : 2tbsp of roasted cashews.

  • Take all the ingredients mentioned above in a blender/mixer, and grind them to smooth paste using little water. Adjust salt to taste. Keep aside.
  • Take one cup of cooked rice ( I use basmati rice), add 2 tsp or more of chutney and mix well to combine. Add salt if required. Garnish with few nuts .

*After mixing the rice with chuntey, one can also do the seasoning with oil, mustard seeds and channadal. This meal can be made with in 10 Min's of time, I like to do this for quick lunches or when just cooking for myself.


Enjoy !


I am sending this recipe to JFI-Cilantro hosted by Cilantro. Originally started by Indira of Mahanandi.





and to 15 minutes cooking to Mahimaa's Kitchen.



45 comments:

  1. Colourful rice with wonderful presentation Madhu! :) I love this aromatic rice anytime!

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  2. looking beautiful rice..yummy!

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  3. Picture perfect rice..Looks colorful and yummy!!

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  4. I always eat left over(if any) chutney like this. Fabulous click Madhu :)

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  5. :) All those for one lunches!

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  6. Wow perfect dish for the entry... Chutney Ana nice name, the dish looks so yummy and lovely green color...

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  7. Rice looks yum and colorful, I loved the idea of using chutney to flavor rice....

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  8. Looks awesome. It used to be our fav. Yum Yum

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  9. First time here wonderful blog , chutney chawal is looking gorgeous , nice click

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  10. WOw madhu rice looks very great, send this to Mahima's 15 minute cooking if u r interested, check the link..http://spicesetc.blogspot.com/2009/04/15-minute-cooking-spieces-etc.html

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  11. Hi Madhu,
    chutney rice looks fantastic. It's kinda comfort food for a daily basis too :)nice click
    TC

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  12. My mother calls it masale Chitranna and even my son loves it. I add green peas too. Looks delicious, enjoy! :)

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  13. Wonderful fresh colour! Looks fabulous!

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  14. So true... Chutney tastes great with anything!!! Even better is tharakari chutney. The picture looks wonderful

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  15. The rice looks delicious. Love the color.

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  16. I too like homemade chutneys ... wonderful picture ... Thanks for the recipe ... will try this ....

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  17. That rice looks delicious Madhu.Green the color of spring.I could not get your post to my reader all this while. I found a small problem with the way I signed into your followers list. So I corrected it right away and now, I get all our posts in my dashboard. so, from now on you can hear from me regularly:)
    Cheers!

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  18. The rice looks great with chutney mixed..Nice entry for the event :)

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  19. i do this sometimes. i am too lazy to make a curry most of the time. :)

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  20. @ Thank you all, appreciate your comments
    @ Priya, thanks for the info I didn't know about the event. I'll send in.
    @ Smitha welcome!

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  21. awesome... quick and easy if u have some left over rice. thanks for sending this to my event madhu. i got ur email.

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  22. color of the rice is soo beautiful....! nice entry!

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  23. such a flavorful entry :) yum!

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  24. I love how you use the herbs, love the rice and adding cashews to chutney is new to me must have tasted great

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  25. I like cilantro so much, this sounds like a kool idea.

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  26. Lovely colour and looks so inviting...quick an easy recipe...great one madhu

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  27. Love this, we also eat rice with dry chutney pudi and ghee. It is comforting isn't it?

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  28. Looks cool. Like you have said, one of those times when we dont want to cook just for ourself.

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  29. This looks so beautiful. Love the color, and I always have cilantro around so must try this soon. Thanks for the recipe, Madhu.

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  30. Pic looks very nice and yummy !!

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  31. picture looks great.Quick and tasty one.

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  32. nice one....similar one i used to make...

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  33. eassy n healthy rice...surely i wl try this recipe.. :)

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  34. Reminds me of my school days Madhu...my mom used to make this for me for lunch.Felt nostalgic...yummy:)

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  35. what an interesting and refreshing recipe!

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  36. Madhu, hope you are doing well. You have been MIA for a long time now. Take care.

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  37. Rice with chutney sounds yummy.Drop in sometime

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  38. Madhu, I had made your set dosa and saagu some time ago and loved it. also made your chayote squash curry. I want to make it again but cant find it in your blog when I search for it. Can you help me please?
    - Lakshmi

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  39. @ Lakshmi, Pls check this link for chayote curry recipe http://ruchii-madhu.blogspot.com/2006/06/chayote-squash-curry.html. Its under the category 'Curry'. Hope you try it. Thank you for stoping by.

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  40. hello madhu,

    i have been making lot of items from ur blog site. everthing has turned out ver well. how come now a days i donot see any new post from you and also have u been posting somewhere else and i donto see them .. i should not miss ur recepies. ...pls post more recepies. thanks and lot and keep up the good work.

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