Easy breezy recipe that my co-worker who is an excellent cook had made it and shared with us all and I must admit that I am a fan ever since. I would have never in a million years thought of such a recipe which could be easy and delicious too. It’s like making lemon rice with a twist yet preserves it’s uniqueness and stands out in taste and texture from those shredded mangoes. My son thoroughly enjoyed this rice dish. And if I can please my fussy 2 year old, I am sure it tastes good. Enjoy making this simple dish when mangoes are plentiful and fresh in season.
Ingredients: (Serves 2)
1 raw mango
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal
1/2 tsp channa dal
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
A few kari leaves
1 dried red chili or per taste
1/2 cup cooked rice
1 – 2 tbsp roasted peanuts
Salt per taste
A pinch of hing
Using a grater grate the mango. Heat oil in a wok, add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add the urad dal, channal dal let them turn golden brown. Now add the kari leaves, red chili, hing. Add the mango, and cook until soft. Turn off the heat and add turmeric powder, peanuts and mix well. Mix it with the cooked rice, add salt per taste. Serve with a side fried papadum.
Very tempting rice,luks so delicious…
thanks so much Premalatha. It’s easy and delish too
Lovely and colorful looking mango rice. Feeling tempted already.
Thank you Deepa. It’s a new twist to the old lemon rice… yet super easy
This recipe seems to be very innovative. I thought it would be a very healthier food even for a breakfast we can try it. Isn’t it? Thanks for sharing such unique recipe. Keeps sharing more fruit recipes…..
Thanks Maryline, nice name! I will try to come up with fruit recipes…
this recipe is my all time fav and during summer a must at home. your version luks yummy
Thank you very much Kadhyaa. It’s such a treat and twist to lemon rice
I love Mango! Can’t wait to try to make it. Thanks!
Thanks so much Amy, my ardent blog reader..
Hi, I’m learning to cook Indian food. Do I need to use unripe mango, or the soft ripe mango we get here in the United States? Thanks!!
Hi Gaile, Good Luck with Indian cooking. It’s not as hard it seems as long as you have some basic ingredients. Please use raw green unripe mango.
Hi, I did try to make the Mango rice last weekend. It was very tasty! Except, I probably added a little bit more water to the rice than I should, it’s kind of sticky, not as fluffy as yours. What kind of rice did you use?
Amy, I used basmati rice. You can also sona masoori rice. Just cook rice with excess water in a sauce pan or vessel and when you feel it has cooked to the consistency it has cooked, drain the excess water and let it cool. this way it wont be mushy. This is how we prepare rice mostly in north india. Hope this helps.
How interesting! I love lemon rice and I love mangoes. So, I’m pretty sure I’ll be a fan. Will have to try it out soon.