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Mango Rice | Mango Pulihora

Mango rice, a tangy south Indian rice dish made with unripe green mangoes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Madhavi


  • 3 cups of rice
  • 1 cup grated Green Mango ( you may need little less or more, depending upon how sour the mango is)
  • 2 to 3 green chili, slit
  • 2 tbsp peanuts
  • 1 tbsp cashew
  • a sprig of curry leaves
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 dry red chili, optional
  • 2 pinches of asafoetida
  • 1.5 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 chana dal, urad dal and dry red chili.  Fry for few seconds.
  • Now add the peanuts and fry for a minute.
  • Add the cashew, green chili, curry leaves, turmeric powder and Asafoetida. 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.