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.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 5 to 6 servings
- Rice: 2 cups (Cook rice in 4 cups of water and keep ready)
- Raw mango: 1 small sized (peeled and grated)
- Oil: 2 Tablespoons
- Peanuts: 2 Tablespoon
- Mustard seeds,cumin seeds, chana dal,urad dal: 2 Tablespoon
- Green chilli: 4 to 5 (grind coarsely)
- Curry leaves: 6 to 8 leaves
- Turmeric: ¼ Teaspoon
- Salt: 1 Teaspoon (according to taste)
- Mustard seeds powder: ¼ Teaspoon (optional)
- Roasted Sesame seeds powder: 1 Tablespoon (optional)
- Coriander leaves: Few leaves for garnishing (finely chopped)
- Wash rice with water and add 4 cups of water and cook till rice is done. Allow to cool and keep ready.
- Peel and grate raw mango and keep aside.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan and add groundnuts and fry till golden brown.
- Add mustard seeds,cumin seeds,urad dal, chana dal and red chilli.
- When mustard starts crackling add coarsely grind green chilli and curry leaves.Fry for a minute.
- 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).
- Add 1 teaspoon of salt and mix well.
- Add cooked rice.
- Mix everything properly. Adjust the seasoning. (If required add some salt).
- Sprinkle mustard seeds powder, sesame seeds powder and finely chopped coriander leaves and mix gently.
- Transfer to a serving bowl.
- Serve Mango rice along with Papad or Mirchi Bajji.
- Allow rice to cool for some time before mixing with raw mango mixture and mix very gently.
- If raw mango is little sweet, you can add more amount of grated mango or you can add some lemon juice.