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Doddapatre Soppina Chitranna | How to make Spiced Indian Thyme Rice

Doddapatre Soppina Chitranna which refers to the Indian Thyme Rice is a healthy rice dish made with Thyme leaves and spice paste.
Course Lunch Box, Main Dish - Rice
Cuisine Karnataka
Keyword Diabetic diet, Doddapatre Soppina Chitranna, Indian Thyme Rice
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Lunch Box, Meals for Two
By Diet Diabetic, Healthy Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Srivalli


For the Ground Paste

  • 10 - 12 Indian Thyme Leaves / Doddapatre
  • 3/4 tsp Cumin Seeds / Jeera
  • 1 tsp Chana Dal
  • 1 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1/2 cup Copra / Dry Coconut, grated
  • 5 - 6 Dry Red Chillies

For the Rice Tempering

  • 1.5 cups Rice
  • 2 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Chana Dal
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
  • A pinch Asafoetida / Hing
  • 1 tbsp Peanuts roasted
  • 6 - 7 Cashew Nuts
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves
  • Salt to taste


For the Rice

  • Wash and soak the rice for 20 mins. Cook the rice in your regular method.
  • Spread and dry the cooked rice before mixing with the herb paste.

For the Paste

  • Heat cooking oil in a kadai and add urad dal, chana dal, cumin, red chilies, cleaned thyme leaves. Roast all on a slow flame, then add the copra and mix well. Transfer to a plate and let it cool down.
  • Next, grind to a smooth paste with water. Keep it aside.

For making the Chitrannam

  • Heat cooking oil in a nonstick pan, add mustard, once it starts spluttering add the chana, urad dal, groundnuts, cashew nuts, curry leaves, and hing. Fry for a few minutes.
  • Now, add the ground paste and fry for a minute. Let the mix get well cooked.
  • Mix in the cooked rice, sprinkle some salt and mix until everything is well incorporated.
  • Serve with papad.
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