Raw mango rice

by - July 16, 2011

                 I always  love hot summer.. long & warm days, bright & beautiful colors goes around the season... Summer always brings me a pleasant memories of my child hood, Playing hide & seek under the trees in hot silent afternoons, buying popsicles, picking mangoes straight from trees, tasting it with chili powder..sucking the pulp from the hole made on the tip of ripe mangoes..these are all the parts of my summer vacations.. 
                In India, mango season  starts form April to July.  Market are filled with mangoes where we only see & smell these golden beauties. Still I can remember my Dad used to buy boxes of  mangoes..and my Mom used prepare shakes & smoothies out of it and our terrace is filled with canister of mango pickles.  Whole vacation will be in flavor of mangoes from main dish to dessert.  Below is one of  the recipe my mom used to make quite often during our vacation. It is simple but delicious one pot meal prepared in less time. here goes the recipe..

Cooked rice ( any variety) - 1 cups
Grated Raw mango -  1/2 cup to 1 cup ( depend upon the soreness of the mango)
Green chilies - 3 or to taste
Turmeric powder - 2/8 tsp
Salt - To taste

For Seasoning:
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Channa dhal - 1 tsp
Cashews - As required
Peanuts - As required (to taste)
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing - 1/ 8 tsp
Red chilies - 3( broken)
Curry leaves - 1 string or as required.
Cilantro - For Garnishing.


  • Cook rice and allow it to cool.
  • Heat oil in a pan,  add red chilies, mustard seeds , cumin to crackle.
  • Add channa dhal, urad dhal, broken cashews, peanuts, saute it for a minute or til golden color.
  • Then add hing, green chilies and curry leaves. Stir for a minute.
  • Add turmeric powder and grated mango.
  • Cook till mango is tender & soft, add salt & adjust to taste.
  • Turn off the heat, mix mango mixture to cooked rice evenly
  • Serve with any spicy side dish.

Note:  Adjust spice according to soreness of mango. If mango is not much tangy you can add amchor powder.

This goes to Mango recipe event & also to Signature recipes.


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  1. I had this rice in one of my friends house. Absolutely loved it. I was looking for this recipe, thanks for sharing. Your photos are very inviting :)

  2. Ahaaa.. Ennai kupida marandhutingale Saras.. Edho kelambitten :-)
    Looks awesome !

  3. I love almost all variety rice and this is not exceptional. It is attractive. We usually prepare a paste(thokku kind of) and from then we mix with rice which is red in color. I like yours becoz it looks easy and tempting much.


  4. ..looks soo yum..luv the inviting yellow color!!:).i luv raw mango..esp wen pickled...your writeup just reminded me about my visits to India during the summer break..where i enjoyed mango season to its fullest!!

  5. Tangy and yummy looking rice... perfect for lunch boxes...

  6. Heard of this rice, but never tried at home..now I have the recipe..will try soon..gr8 clicks, Sara..will send u entries for Signature recipes

  7. Looks very inviting and yummy!

  8. This would be perfect to pack for picnics, looks very delicious.

  9. so attractive tangy rici with raw mango

  10. Perfect lunch box recipe.. Looks colorful..

  11. yummy looking mango rice deliciously done

  12. yummy looking mango rice deliciously done

  13. My amma used to make it and give box to our college...It gets finished off so quickly...Thanks for sharing and making me recall those beautiful memories...

  14. One of my favorites...loved your version...nice clicks

  15. Woww.. looks yum :) Gottu try this soon. Bookmarked :)

  16. Lovely, tangy and delicious rice..

  17. Saras, one of my fav rice meal and u din't invite me for this ?!!

  18. Yummy looking rice. I am drooling all over it.

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  19. delicious and colorful rice....perfect with little pickle and pappad...


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