Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mango Rice

It's the mango season! And I got two home-grown raw mangoes from my friend's backyard (no, I did not steal them !). She distributed it to all her friends as they were in abundance. I made Aam Panna of the large one and decided to make mango rice of the other one. I had never tired it before but I was told that the method of preparation is the same as that of lemon rice. So without much ado, I embarked on this new dish. I cooked rice well in advance and since I also had a stock of roasted peanuts, it halved the cooking time. It tasted good but a bit tangy. You can adjust the quantity of the raw mango as per your taste.

Mango Rice


Cooked Rice 2 cups
Raw mango (grated) 3/4th cup
Oil 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Udad (split black gram) dal 1 tsp
Roasted Peanuts 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder 1/4th tsp
Green Chilies (chopped) 1 or 2
Ginger (finely chopped) 1 inch piece
Freshly grated coconut 2 tbsps
Freshly chopped coriander leaves For garnish
Salt As per taste


  1. Wash, peel and grate the raw mango. Measure 3/4th cup and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds and udad dal.
  3. When the mustard seeds starts spluttering, lower the heat and add the curry leaves and the roasted peanuts.
  4. Next add turmeric powder, chopped green chilies and chopped ginger. Saute it for a while.
  5. Then add grated raw mango. Give it a stir and let it cook for a few minutes.
  6. Now add grated coconut. Mix well.
  7. Finally add the cooked rice and salt. Mix well and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  8. Serve hot with fried papads.

Main ingredients

Mustard and Udad dal in a pan of hot oil
Peanuts and curry leaves added to the tempering

Turmeric, chilies and ginger added
Addition of grated raw mango

Freshly grated coconut also added
Finally cooked rice added
Mango rice ready to be served
Mango Rice served with fried Pappads

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time : 10 mins
Serves : 2

  • Rice should be prepared well in advance and cooled thoroughly before preparing this dish to get the best result. Alternatively, you can also use leftover rice.
  • You can substitute, cashew-nuts for peanuts.