Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Posted by Mala at 1:30:00 AM 1 comment
You can hardly find people who don't like mangoes.....which are called the "King of Fruits" is, yet another wonderful preparation from can call this a Karnataka speciality .
A very  close relative of mine is an expert in it, nobody can ever match the taste of what she makes!!!! I might have modified the recipe here and there, but the end product was good. But I am not sure, whether it came up to the standard of what she  makes!!!
Unripe mangoes, apart from being so versatile,  yield as much Vitamin C as 35 apples, 18 bananas, 9 lemons and 3 Oranges. Raw mangoes help ease digestion and control constipation. They treat blood disorders, highly beneficial in treating scurvy, they cleanse the intestine and clear off many infections, prevent dehydration, treat gastro-intestinal disorders, treat liver disorders and contain more anti oxidants and Vitamin C than ripe mangoes.
I have , to this rice preparation, added some grated ginger, which is a medicinal  miracle- root, and when combined with the benevolent mangoes, this rice variety is a must try in every kitchen.
So, we must prepare this dish,  while the mangoes  are available in the market.
Check my other rice varieties posted so far:
1. Easy one-pot meal Sambar saadham
2. Curd rice
3. Tamarind rice
4. Beet pulav
5. Spinach rice / green pulav
6. Lemon rice with veggies
7. Mint rice
8. Vegetable pulav
9. Coconut rice
10. Peas pulav
11. Ellu saadham
12. Vaangi baath
13. Vegetable biriyani
14. Coriander-gooseberry rice
15. Mexican rice

 Basmati Rice - 3/4 cup, soaked in water for 1/2 hour, then cooked separately and cooled down.
Mango - 1 (1/2 grated, 1/2 chopped)
Grated ginger - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

To grind
Chopped mango pieces of 1/2 mango
Green chillies - 4
Mustard seeds - 3/4tsp

To Season
Gingely oil - 3 tsps
Asafoetida/hing powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Broken urad dhal - 1 tsp
Channa dhal - 1 tsp
Peanuts - 1/4 cup
Curry leaves - handful

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian; Category: Lunch
Prep time: 10 mts; Cooking time: 20 mts

Serves 3

1/2 mango grated and kept along with grated ginger and curry leaves

Picture below shows the chopped mango pieces, green chillies and mustard seeds, being ground into a smooth paste

Rice soaked for 1/2 hour, drained well and then cooked separately and let to cool down

In a pan, gingely oil heated up, all the seasoning ingredients added, and before the seasonings  turn golden, peanuts added , then the ground mango mixture is added and mixed well

Then the grated mango added to the sauteed above mixture. Mango just has to be mixed; it can stay raw. You do not have to fry it for a long time.  Salt added, then the whole mixture dropped on top of the cooled rice, lemon juice added now.

Serve this fantastic rice with just curds, or raita of your choice or papads. 

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*I was so surprised, that  this rice stayed so moist and tasty even up to  dinner. I cooked rice with 
1:2 3/4 measure  of water. Not only that, the grated mangoes and the lemon juice also added to this  consistency, I am sure.


  1. Wonderful recipe of Karnataka.The dishes from this state is my favorite. And I urge you to post more of Kannada recipes. The combination of lemon and mango is so tongue tickling ! As usual the end product takes this rice to a different level!!


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