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