Friday 9 June 2017

Pacha Manga Sadam | Mangaai Sadam | Raw Mango Rice | Variety Rice Recipes

Come summer, it's the time of mangoes and water melons right? Ok, many more, but that's what comes to my mind instantly when I hear summer :) Actually speaking, many of the good fruits make their very short appearance in the summer time, don't you think? I feel that they come and leave in a jiffy ! Anyways, I'm making most use of them. Banganapallis are gorged on by me and my son as if there is some competition going on as to who can eat the most ;) And he does that with water melons with Deeps ;) But he will touch them only if they pass the sweetness levels of his taste buds :D

Coming to today's recipe, it's not one with fruits but a variety rice made with raw mangoes. Raw mango is grated and added to a crunchy nutty tadka and then is mixed with cooked rice. Pretty simple and takes very less time to make. And the taste actually depends on the souness of the mango that you use. If it is very sour, the rice will taste very similar to lemon rice. Deeps likes this rice as he is also a fan of lemon rice but to tell you the truth I'm not a great fan. So I always add little extra helpings of the peanuts and channa dal and urd dal for that crunchy nutty flavour in every bite ;) Let's say it's my way of masking the taste and compensating it with something I like better :D 

Serves: 1-2 persons

I Took: 

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

I Used:

Raw Mango - ½ a medium sized mango - grated
Rice (uncooked) - ½ cup

To Temper:

Oil - 3 tbsp
Mustard - ½ tsp
Peanut - 2 tbsp
Urd Dal - 1 tbsp
Channa Dal - 1 tbsp
Red Chilly - 2 nos - broken
Curry leaves - A sprig
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Salt - As needed

The Way:

1. Peel off the skin of the raw mango using a scraper. Then grate the mango finely using a grater (My Tupperware grater grates the veggies really fine and hence it looks like a mass. You can also grate them using a bigger blade to get long fine mango shavings) Set aside the grated mango

2. Cook rice using the normal method that you use. Use a bit less water so that the grains are separate. Once cooked spread them on a plate and allow them to cool

3. In a wide pan or kadai heat oil. Temper mustard. Then add the peanuts and roast them for 2-3 minutes. Take care not to burn them. If the peanuts are roasted ones then you can add the other dals also along with peanuts

4. Now add urd dal, channa dal, red chilly and give a nice stir. When the dal slowly starts to turn colour add curry leaves, turmeric powder and salt

5. Then add the grated mango and stir. leave on medium flame for a couple of minutes and then switch off

6. Add the cooked rice to the tadka and mix gently and evenly. Serve with pappad and/or a spicy poriyal 



  1. Recently I tasted this as my neighbour gave it other day... this is so flavourful

  2. wow... you got my tastebuds active....I totally forgot about mango rice this time.. got to make it before mangoes disappear


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