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14 February, 2018

YELLANNA/YELLINA ANNA rice preparation using white sesame seeds as main ingredient

Posted in : RICE ITEMS - PULAV / MASALA BATH / BISIBELE BATH / CHITRANNA on by : Divya Suresh

The ‘yellu’ translates to sesame seeds and ‘anna’ translates to cooked rice, ie… yellanna/yellina anna translates to cooked rice tempered with roasted and ground sesame seeds along with other few spices. This is a very easy rice preparation, which is comparatively hot because of red chillies used in it and is prepared more during winter season. This is also called as yellina chitranna. It is my personal favourite chitranna. We also prepare it during Sankranthi festival. Very easy and quick to make chitranna with a very few ingredients.

 

Ingredients :

  • Cooked rice – 3 cups
  • Salt to taste

To dry roast & grind :

  • White sesame seeds – 1/4 cup
  • Grated fresh coconut – 5 tbsp
  • Whole red chilli – 5 nos., for colour & 2 nos., hot
  • Tamarind – 1/2 tbsp
  • Hing – 1/4 tsp

For tempering :

  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • White or black sesame seeds – 1tsp
  • Bengal gram lentil – 2 tbsp
  • Black gram lentil – 1 tbsp
  • Peanuts – 1/3 cup
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Jaggery powder – 1 tsp (optional)

 

PROCEDURE :

  • Dry roast all the ingredients under the heading ‘ to dry roast & grind ‘, don’t burn, allow it to cool completely and then grind coarsely by adding little water

 

  • Heat oil in a pan, add in all the ingredients listed below the heading ‘ for tempering ‘ and allow them to splutter

  • Simmer the fire and add in ground paste, required salt and saute everything well for 2 minutes, then turn off the fire

  • Now add in cooked rice and salt required for the rice and combine everything well

  • Yellanna/yellina anna/yellina chitranna is ready to consume