Mango Rice

Mango rice is a traditional South Indian rice prepared with grated raw mango, steamed rice and spices. Mango rice served along with Papad or with Mirchi Bajji is a very good combination. Raw mangoes are used to make pickles,chutneys and rice in season.There are many varieties of raw mangoes available specially used for making pickles and chutney. I am using locally available green Totapuri Raw Mango for this rice. Any other variety of green raw mango can also be used for preparing this rice.IMG_4654

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 5 to 6 servings


  1. Rice: 2 cups (Cook rice in 4 cups of water and keep ready)
  2. Raw mango: 1 small sized (peeled and grated)
  3. Oil: 2 Tablespoons
  4. Peanuts: 2 Tablespoon
  5. Mustard seeds,cumin seeds, chana dal,urad dal: 2 Tablespoon
  6. Green chilli: 4 to 5 (grind coarsely)
  7. Curry leaves: 6 to 8 leaves
  8. Turmeric: ¼ Teaspoon
  9. Salt: 1 Teaspoon (according to taste)
  10. Mustard seeds powder: ¼ Teaspoon (optional)
  11. Roasted Sesame seeds powder: 1 Tablespoon (optional)
  12. Coriander leaves: Few leaves for garnishing (finely chopped)IMG_4547


  1. Wash rice with water and add 4 cups of water and cook till rice is done. Allow to cool and keep ready.
  2. Peel and grate raw mango and keep aside.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan and add groundnuts and fry till golden brown.IMG_4550
  4. Add mustard seeds,cumin seeds,urad dal, chana dal and red chilli.IMG_4551
  5. When mustard starts crackling add coarsely grind green chilli and curry leaves.Fry for a minute.IMG_4554
  6. Add grated raw mango and turmeric and fry for a minute.Switch off the flame. (No need to cook more time. If it is cooked more raw mango will become paste and lose its texture).IMG_4555
  7. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and mix well.IMG_4562
  8. Add cooked rice.IMG_4564
  9. Mix everything properly. Adjust the seasoning. (If required add some salt).
  10. Sprinkle mustard seeds powder, sesame seeds powder and finely chopped coriander leaves and mix gently.IMG_4568
  11. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  12. Serve Mango rice along with Papad or Mirchi Bajji.IMG_4697


  1. Allow rice to cool for some time before mixing with raw mango mixture and mix very gently.
  2. If  raw mango is  little  sweet, you can add more amount of grated mango or you can add some lemon juice.


  1. What sort of mangoes do you use? I imagine most of the mangoes we have here in Australia would fall apart if you tried to grate them.


    1. Hi, I have used locally available Totapuri variety green raw mango for this rice. Any other variety of green raw mango can also be used.


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