Chitrannam is a Andhra Festival Special dish also termed Pulihora. When there is leftover rice you can employ this recipe to make something delicious and healthy. The tangy flavored Chitrannam is a tasty dish that absorbs all flavors without making the rice mushy or sticky. Cashew nuts and Bengal Gram add a special texture and authenticity to the festive dish. The dish can be served with chutney dishes or spicy curries too. In South India this is a frequently prepared dish that is often served as breakfast dishes or can be served even for lunch or dinner. This is one of the easiest of rice dishes that can be prepared with minimum ingredients. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Andhra
Servings 6 people



  • For preparing the healthy delicious dish, first add half of the green chilly pieces to tamarind paste and cook on low flame until it becomes thick. Keep this aside.
  • Meanwhile, cook the rice and take the cooked rice into a wide plate.
  • Add turmeric powder and 2 tbsp of oil and mix well until entire rice becomes uniform yellow.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan.
  • Add cashew nuts, Bengal gram, remaining green chilly pieces, red chillies, chopped ginger, mustard seeds and curry leaves and fry.
  • Add the above ingredients and salt to the rice.
  • Add the tamarind paste along with the green chilli pieces into the rice. Mix well.
  • Add lime juice if required.
  • The tasty rice dish is ready. Serve hot with chutney or any spicy curry dish.


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