In the marathon of posting wonderful recipes that make my meal and soul of food life, sometimes I derail myself. Which means, in my attempt to feed exceptional, extra special food to my readers, I forget simple ones. Unless notified by some of my awesome readers or followers of this blog, I would be in insensible state. I don’t even realize which is that awesome meal that I am leaving behind. This is true and it has happened so many times till now. And today I am actually making the simple, yet very soulful rice which we call “Kayi Saasive chitranna (in Kannada). Because, you have raised your voice for it and I am up here to fulfill the same.
If you happen to feast on a celebration meal in Udupi or nearby region, then you would have definitely tasted this rice. Probably you are unsure to guess what the rice is been made of? I am damn sure, the taste is so unique that your food-mind doesn’t let you think what ingredients actually make this up. Unless you know how “Mustard seeds” actually taste in food other than pickle. Yes. the secret ingredient that makes the rice flavorful and delicious here is tiny, black “MUSTARD”
The rice that is perfectly cooked as grain separated and fluffy gets a nice coating of coconut plus mustard plus spices masala and owns the name “Kayi saasive chitranna”. The tamarind, jaggery and salt are harmoniously combined with coconut to give a balanced taste to rice. And the peanuts..the nicely roasted peanuts obviously add the real crunch that is desired in rice like this.
If you happen to be like me who strives for some twist and variation in regular meal, then you should probably try your hands on this. I bet you would love.