Its mango season and what can be a better time to try out new recipes with the king of fruits. Mango rice recipe is a simple recipe which is easy to make and yummy too. I grew up eating mangoes and loved all the recipes my mom used to make with them. I would wait for summers mainly for two things, mangoes and summer vacations.
This year I thought of trying different recipes with this fruit and I came to know of this recipe from one of my Tamil friend. I changed it a little bit according to my family’s taste and came up with this yummy recipe. Mostly we use mangoes in desserts or sweet preparations like ice creams, shakes or drinks. But believe me, it tastes just as great in any savoury dish too.
The taste and appearance of this recipe resemble lemon rice. So, I try not to use a very sour or unripe mango to actually get the taste of mangoes in this dish. This recipe is simple and you can use an unripe mango but make sure it’s not a green mango which is too tangy. A mango which is slightly tart but not overripe is perfect.
Mango Rice Recipe –
Mango is a nutritious fruit and I have mentioned the benefits of the fruit here. As its rich in vitamins and minerals, it makes this recipe not only easy and yummy but healthy too. It’s been almost a month since I shared recipes on my blog. April was a month of cooking, experimenting and sharing healthy recipes on my blog. 26 healthy recipes under 30 minutes was the theme of my writing in April and now few selected ones are available in my new EBook. It includes a mango recipe – mango brown rice which is completely different from what I am sharing today.
Coming back to the mango rice recipe, it is a combination of different flavours but our aim is to bring out the mango flavour. I try not to add too many other ingredients to avoid the main flavour getting masked.
Try this recipe and include mangoes in different recipes to make the most of the mango season.
Mango rice recipe
- 1 cup rice
- 1 raw mango, peeled and finely grated
- small onion chopped
- Few green chillies or whole red chillies
- 1 tbsp peanuts
- Few curry leaves
- 1 tsp chana dal
- 1 tsp urad dal
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- salt - to taste
- ¾th tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp coriander leaves for garnishing
- First of all, cook rice completely by adding some salt and water and keep it aside.
- Now take a pan and add oil and heat it and once oil is warm, add peanuts and stir well.
- Now add chana dal, urad dal and cook well for few seconds.
- After that add whole red chillies and saute well for few seconds.
- Now add mustard seeds and let them crackle and add curry leaves.
- Add chopped onion and fry till it turns pink.
- After it is all done, add turmeric powder and salt as per taste and mix nicely.
- Add grated mango and mix well for few seconds.
- Now add cooked rice to it and mix well and cook for two minutes.
- Lastly, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
This recipe can also give it in school lunch box.
You can choose mangoes according to your taste. If you don't like too sour, go for little ripe green mango.
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June 4, 2018 at 2:19 pm
wow..you are such an amazing cook dear. Rice with Mango! I am a mango lover too. Will try this dish soon. Moreover #OpeNTalk is going to be a grand event for bloggers like us.I am from the team #BloggerBabes and we are ready with the exciting posts.
June 4, 2018 at 7:14 pm
Thanks Sayeri for stopping by. Glad you liked it.
June 4, 2018 at 4:18 pm
Wow Deepa I know my twin 2 would love thsi for sure!
Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!
June 4, 2018 at 7:14 pm
June 4, 2018 at 8:37 pm
Tangy and tasty! Loved this Deepa.
June 5, 2018 at 10:49 am
I remember mymom make this quite often. In fact she used to pack in our tiffins and it would taste just fine, even in school.
June 5, 2018 at 11:51 am
Yes perfect for school lunchbox. Thanks, Ramya.
June 5, 2018 at 1:45 pm
TNQ for such a wonderful recipe will surely try this 🙂
June 5, 2018 at 5:02 pm
Another mouthwatering recipe Deepa, I love to experiment with rice and this looks easy to do to. #zarahatkeblogreads #OpenNTalk #CrossBorderSisters
June 5, 2018 at 5:51 pm
Thanks Mahek for stopping by.
June 5, 2018 at 5:12 pm
This looks delicious! I am definitely going to try this out, esp because I’m such a huge fan of kairi (raw mango). Thanks for sharing this. I’ve been ODing on ‘Aamras-puri’ all season. I desperately need a change in my aam-recipe! 😀
June 5, 2018 at 5:18 pm
Got so overwhelmed by your recipe that I even forgot to sign off with my team name 😉
June 6, 2018 at 9:58 am
That was a very nutritious recipe. Will try it when i run out of my own easy ones.:) #NISSATalks
June 6, 2018 at 10:55 am
June 6, 2018 at 3:15 pm
This is something innovative and tempting . I will sure try it.
June 6, 2018 at 7:05 pm
June 7, 2018 at 1:43 pm
Wow nice innovative receipe. Surely going to try it at home
June 7, 2018 at 1:47 pm
June 8, 2018 at 9:55 am
This is one of my favourites, Deepa. A tangy summer treat!
June 8, 2018 at 12:50 pm
Umm this is a tempting post, I love raw mangoes too. Never thought of adding these and making mango rice. I will surely try this recipe. #InvincibleGang
June 8, 2018 at 4:02 pm
Mangoes in anyway fav of my kiddos!! Thanks for this recipe 🙂
June 10, 2018 at 2:43 am
I love mangoes and this is a new recipe for me.. am surely gonna try it this season #OpenNTalk #Bloggingdivas
June 10, 2018 at 9:40 am
June 10, 2018 at 5:39 pm
Fantastic post!! Will serve as a grand finale to the summer vacations. My kids start school tomorrow – I will surely try this for dinner tonight. Thank you Deepa for such an easy and yummy recipe.
June 11, 2018 at 11:19 am
Thanks Mayura for stopping by.
June 11, 2018 at 2:21 pm
Savoury mango rice sounds so innovative. Will surely try this out. #OpenNTalk #BloggerBabes
June 13, 2018 at 8:35 pm
Oh nice!! Great recipe. I will try it soon. My family loves mango and I am sure they will love this variation.
June 15, 2018 at 4:53 pm
You know the skill of food fusion, love your cuisine skill.
July 6, 2018 at 1:51 pm
mango makes life beautiful. most probably this recipe has a huge influence from south as the tempering the oil with chana and urad and curry leaves. the use of war mangoes also indicates the same. thank you deepa. you are quite innovative.