Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Maamidikaaya Pulihora ~ Green Mango Rice

Mango Rice is one of the South Indian traditional rice item prepared and offered as Prasadam (Offering to God).This can be made fast and simple with the grated raw mango and tastes very yummy if the green mango is un-ripe .This can be served as a Morning breakfast or Tiffin and aslo for any Occasions .This Mango Rice is specifically prepared on "Ugadi" festival-The telugu New Year.On the occasion of "Ugadi"Festival,people celebrate the season's fresh produce of Mangoes by preparing Maamidikaaya Pulihora.Raw mangoes are usually available in India during the months March & April (Summer season). So here goes my recipe for Easy to make and delicious to eat !!
  • Cooked rice-2 cup (Each grain should be separate)
  •  Peeled & Grated Raw green mango-3 cups (Adjust according to your taste)
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric-1/4tsp
  • Kothimeer leaves-few
  • Oil-3tbsp
  • Chanadal/Bengal gram dal-1tbsp
  • Urad dal/Split black gram dal-1tbsp
  • Mustard seeds-1tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1tsp
  • Green chillies-3 to 4 slit in lengthwise
  • Red chillies-3
  • Hing-1/4tsp
  • Groundnuts-3tbsp
  • Cashewnuts-3tbsp
  • Curryleaves-few
  • Take a large vessel or plate and spread the cooked rice and and let it cool for not to stick together.
  • Place grated mango in a bowl by mixing with turmeric and keep it aside.
  • Now heat a pan with oil undera medium heat,add the mustard seeds.Once they pop up add the cumin seeds,chanadal,urad dal,peanuts,cashewnuts and let them turn on medium heat.
  • Now add the green chillies,red chillies ,curry leaves and hing.Toss them for few seconds and turn off the heat.
  • Spread the cooked rice on a wide plate,sprinkle salt and grated mango mixed with the turmeric and add the seasoning.
  • Mix well all together by using the hand or big spoon.Combine well till the seasoning is blended with the rice.Adjust salt.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve it on a plate and Enjoy!!

  • Adjust the quantity of grated mango to suit your Tangy flavour.
  • Taste this Rice with Curd or Vadiyalu.
  • You can also prepare by using Biyyam Ravva /Rice ravva.

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