Two ways of making the ಮಾವಿನಕಾಯಿ ಚಿತ್ರಾನ್ನ  – Mavinakayi Chitranna. This is the first method. Quite easy, very similar to other rice dishes. I didn’t add ginger, peanuts. Ginger overpowers the taste, and I wanted the taste of raw mango here. You can add it if you wish. Same with peanuts.



  • Cooked  rice
  • 1/2 raw grated mango
  • 4 green chillies slit length wise
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 3-4 springs coriander leaves
  • 5-6 tsp freshly grated coconut
  • 3 tsp oil, mustard seeds, jeera, urad dal, channa dal, haldi, red chillies, pinch of hing,
  • Salt to taste.


  1. Cook the rice in your rice cooker or pressure cooker. Spread it on a plate and separate the grains.
  2. In a pan, heat oil. Than add mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, hing and haldi. Let the dals roast for a minute.
  3. Next, add green chillies, curry leaves and fry for a few minutes.
  4. Add the finely grated raw mango as shown below.
  5. Fry for a few more minutes. At this point, I also added the fresh grated coconut.
  6. Now add the rice and gently mix all the ingredients. Add salt as well.
  7. Next, add  coriander leaves. Let the heat be very low.
  8. Turn off the gas and  serve.