Monday, May 25, 2009

Mango Rice

My (Shobana) periamma was visiting our home and so I got to have a little chat with her a few weekends back. She's quite the food enthusiast and always has many new recipes up her sleeve and used to bake a lot of cakes, pastries, make fruit squashes and concentrates, even wine when I was young and used to visit them during the holidays. She's also the one who introduced me to masala curries, theeyal etc.

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


Ingredients:
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

Method:
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.

2) Cook Basmati Rice separately with about 1 cup of water till done. Allow to cool so the grains are separate.

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 :)

35 comments:

  1. this i have never tried!! thanks for the lovely entry :)

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  2. grinding part is new to me.. looks very inviting.

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  3. The ground mixture is quite interesting..looks yummy..

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  4. I will definitely try this one,sounds awesome!!!

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  5. yummy tangy rice laavanya..Good one..

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  6. Look's so coulourfull! Kopparai thengaai should have given nice taste..

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  7. can imagine the taste of raw mango incorparated with the spices in the rice..looks delicious..

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  8. Looks soo yum....grinding part is new and interesting too!

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  9. Grinding part is new to me...Looks very tempting...

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  10. Delicious mango rice..looks very tasty..grinding masala in mango rice is interesting, thanks for sharing :)

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  11. Thanks Laavv I plucked a few raw mangoes off a raodside tree day before yesterday.Made Thokku with some and was wanting to make mango rice with my recipe.Now that you have given this more tempting recipe, it's the one dish I will try immediately.Shall tell you how it went later.

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  12. I have never had mango rice looks really yumm.

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  13. I love mango rice...the ground ingredients are new to me, looks very delicious :)

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  14. Looks great. I make a 3-4 ingredients mango rice usually. This is way more tasty.

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  15. anything tangy is a must try ;) we also love mango - rice :)

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  16. adding copra is new to me, we always add coconut .. looks very good

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  17. Hmm love the masala which goes in rice!

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  18. Wonderful use of mango. I eat rice a few times a week, so I'm always on the lookout for new ideas. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  19. Looks Delicious and Lovely! Nice recipe..

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  20. Looks yummy. I also do the same, but add lot of ginger to the grated mango.

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  21. Wow! This looks like puliyodharai meets mango... Simply sublime, Laavanya! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving your kind thoughts, dear.

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  22. Oh slurpp..totally new to me..can imagine the sourness n spice blend of it..looks great Lavs..:)

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  23. ive read about mango rice a lot but no recipe has so far appealed to me. This one looks nice and spicy and tangy all at the same time. Thanks! :)

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  24. We make a mango pulihora at home - it needs really, really tart, sour mangoes, for the flavour to come through. It's delicious. And ordinary rice is used in that traditionally, not Basmati.

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  25. hi Lavanya,
    Spicy version of mango rice love it. nice entry. nice click.

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  26. Umm..looks so yum..mango rice...wow

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  27. Loks lovely. Miss those delicious mangoes here!

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  28. Wow rice looks so tempting and this is so new to me!!! I can imagine who aromatic and spicy this should taste!!!

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  29. Never heard or tasted this mango rice..recipe sounds great..

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  30. I have never tried this....lovely entry.The grinding bit is totally new to me.Superb!

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  31. I prepared the mango rice. It came out very well.

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