July 7, 2008

Maanga Sadam (Mango Rice)

Come mango season, this is one dish that features in our menu regularly. This is ideal for lunch box too. Everyone in our family loves this. You can prepare the base mixture before hand and mix the cooked rice when required.

For preparing the base mix for the rice
Grated raw mango - 1 cup ( Select mangoes which are not very sour)

For grinding
Grated coconut - 2 tblspn
green chilly - 2 nos
Dry grind the coconut and chilly together and keep it aside.

Gingely oil - 2 tblspn
mustard seeds
chana dal - 1 tspn
red chilly - 2 broken
turmeric powder - 1/2 tspn
curry leaves - few



Take a skillet. Heat oil and do the seasonings. Add the grated mango and saute for few minutes,
till it is cooked. Make sure the grated mangoes retain the shape and not get mashed into a paste. The grated pieces gives a crunchiness while eating the rice.

Stir in the grounded coconut-chilly and mix well. Saute for a minute and remove from fire.
The base mix is ready.

Take 3 cups of cooked basmati rice and leave it to cool. Stir in the base mix to the rice and
carefully mix with a spatula with out mashing the rice.
Serve with roasted papad.

If the mangoes are too sour, add a tablespoon of grated jaggery along with the mango to saute. It will offset the sourness.
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  1. sound delicious..have some raw mangoes..am going to make it this week...

  2. Love manga saddam, yummy rice :)

  3. The base looks tangy and yum! I would probably keep licking it up every now and then and not have any left for the rice:)

  4. A simple yet tasty and tangy rice....I usually like to mix in some fried groundnuts/cashew as well...

  5. this is one of my fav which i learnt frm my hubby..looks yum

  6. How could mango in any form not be tasty?
    Nice to see you back at blogging, Jayasree.

  7. Yummy, mango rice is my favourite. nice post.

  8. Yummy, mango rice is my favourite. nice post.

  9. yummy mango rice .. my all time fave


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