Anyway, she was telling me about this mango rice that she made and even as she started to describe it, i was salivating at the idea of a tangy, raw mango rice and quickly noted down the ingredients and method. On my next trip to the grocery store, i picked a raw mango and set about making this - very satisfying and tasty - thank you periamma! :)
Raw Mango Rice
Basmati Rice - half cup, uncooked
Mango - 1 cup heaped, peeled & grated
Oil - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Mustard seeds/Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp each
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
To Dry Roast & Grind:
Methi/Fenugreek seeds - 4 or 5
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Channa Dhal - 1 tbsp
Dried Copra (Dessicated Coconut or shredded fresh coconut) - 1 tbsp
Dried Red Chillies - 3 to 4
Garlic - 3 to 4 small cloves
1) First dry roast the methi seeds, mustard, cumin & channa dhal. Add dried copra towards the end and remove from the stove. Next dry roast the red chillies and garlic. Grind the above mixtures together to a powder when it has cooled a bit.
3) Heat oil in a pan and season with mustard, cumin seeds & curry leaves. Add the ground spice mixture, turmeric and saute for a few seconds before adding the grated mango & salt. Cook this till the mixture is a bit dry (about 5 - 7 minutes).
4) Finally toss in the rice and stir gently so the mango mixture coats it evenly. Tangy, tasty mango rice is now ready.
I would like to send this as my entry to the event that Nags is hosting - Monthly Mingle #33 : Ravishing Rice Recipes which is an event conceived by Meeta.
I noticed that Srivalli is hosting a Mango Mela so off this goes to her Mango Mela as well :)