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Green Mango rice is a very traditional rice recipe from South India. It’s mostly made when the green mangos are in season during the spring and summer time.
To make the green Mango rice, we sauté the grated mango in a tempering of mustard seeds, green chilly, turmeric, asafatedia and nuts. This mixture is added to the cooked rice. Make sure the grains are separate. Mushy rice will not work in this recipe. White rice tastes best in this recipe, but you can use brown rice and quinoa as well. I have made it number of times, it tastes pretty good with brown rice and quinoa.
You can also add some green peas to the recipe.
If the Mango is not sour enough, add some lemon juice as well.
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Prep Time: 20 min | Cook time : 10 min | Serves: 2-3
Author: Madhavi K
Cuisine: South Indian
Recipe Type: Main
2.5 cups Cooked Rice
1 cup grated Green Mango ( you may need little less or more, depending upon how sour the mango is)
4 Green chilly slit ( reduce for a milder rice)
2 tbsp Peanuts
1 tbsp Cashew
10 curry leaves
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Chana dal(you can skip, if you don’t have it)
1 dry red chilly
Two pinches of Asafetida ( Hing)
2 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste
2 tbsp chopped Coriander leaves
In a pan heat the oil and add the mustard seeds. When the mustard pops, add the channa dal. Fry for few seconds.
Now add the peanuts and fry for a minute.
Add the cashew, red chilly, green chilly, curry leaves, turmeric powder and Asafetida. Toss them for few seconds.
Add the grated mango and saute for just a minute. Turn off the heat.
Add the cooked rice, salt and chopped coriander. Mix gently till the rice is well incorporated in the mango tempering mixture.
Check for seasoning and serve.