Mango rice is a South Indian style rice dish where cooked rice is sauteed with grated raw mangoes, herbs, lentils and spices.
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Mango rice is a summer specific dish made with raw mangoes. This is quite popular in southern parts of India. Mango rice is known as Mavinakayi Chitranna in Karnataka.
About Mango Rice
Mango rice is a simple rice preparation made with cooked rice, grated raw mangoes and spices. The recipe is similar to that of lemon rice. Grated raw mango is added to a tempering of curry leaves, mustard seeds, hing, chana dal, udad dal, chillies, peanuts, cashew nuts and cooked. Cooked rice is later added to this and garnished with fresh coconut and coriander leaves.
Raw mangoes lend a tangy taste to the dish and the tempering of curry leaves,mustard seeds, chana dal, udad dal makes the dish flavourful. The lentils added to the tempering alongwith peanuts and cashew nuts give a nice crunch to the dish.
Mango rice makes for a light lunch option and is a perfect dish for lunch boxes. It tastes good on its own and does not require any accompaniment as such. If you wish to have some sides with mango rice, you can serve some papad and pickle.
What we love about Mango Rice
Mango Rice –
is easy to prepare
gets made under 30 minutes if you have cooked rice available with you
is flavourful and delicious
is a perfect recipe to use leftover cooked rice
can be served as a stand alone dish
makes for a perfect lunch box option for kids/adults.
List of Ingredients
Cooked rice : if you have cooked rice readily available, then this recipe gets made in a jiffy. If you are cooking rice specially for this recipe, make sure to spread the cooked rice on a plate and let it cool down before using. Recipe to cook rice is here. I have used cooked basmati rice for this recipe. You can use any rice of your choice.
Raw mango : sour raw mango is used for this recipe. The quantity of mango can be adjusted depending on the sourness of the mango.
For tempering : oil, curry leaves, mustard seeds, chana dal, udad dal, hing, dry red chillies,green chillies, peanuts and cashew nuts.
For garnishing : fresh coconut and coriander leaves
Other ingredients : salt, sugar and turmeric powder.
Step-wise recipe with pictures
Wash the mango
Peel the mango and grate. Keep grated mango aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, udad dal and chana dal. Saute for few seconds.
Add hing, curry leaves, dry red chillies and green chillies. Add peanuts and saute till the peanuts are roasted well.
Add cashew nuts and saute for few seconds.
Add grated mango and saute for few seconds.
Add turmeric powder, salt and sugar. Mix well and cook for few seconds.
Now, add cooked rice and mix well.
Add fresh, grated coconut, chopped coriander leaves and mix. Mango rice is ready to be served.
Note: I have used totapuri mango. You can use any variety of sour mango for this recipe.
Mango Rice | Mavinakai Chitranna
- 4 cups of cooked basmati rice
- 1 large raw mango
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tbsp split black gram (udad dal)
- 1 tbsp split Bengal gram (chana dal)
- ¼ tsp asafoetida (hing)
- 2 sprigs of curry leaves
- 2 dry red chillies
- 2 green chillies, roughly chopped
- ¼ cup peanuts
- 2 tbsp cashew nuts
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder
- a pinch of sugar
- Firstly wash the mango.
- Peel and grate the mango.
- Keep grated mango aside.
- Heat oil in a pan.
- Add mustard seeds, udad dal and chana dal.
- Saute on low flame for few seconds till the lentils turn aromatic.
- Add asafoetida, curry leaves, dry red chillies and green chillies.
- Add peanuts and saute till the peanuts are roasted well.
- Add cashew nuts and saute for few seconds.
- Next, add grated mango and saute for few seconds.
- Add turmeric powder, salt and sugar.
- Mix well and cook for few seconds.
- Now, add cooked rice and give a gentle mix, taking care not to break the rice.
- Add fresh, grated coconut, choppedcoriander leaves and mix.
- Mango rice is ready to be served.
More Raw Mango Recipes
Mangalorean Mango Pickle
Vegan Raw Mango Chaas
Kachchi Kairi Sharbat
Raw Mangoes in Brine
Tender Mango Pickle
Raw Mango Rasam
Sweet Mango Pickle
Raw Mango Curry
Andhra style raw mango chutney
Raw mango coconut milk curry
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