Mango rice preparations is much similar to the lemon rice but will be with mango’s sour taste added coz of raw mango prepared in tamilnadu style. My friend advised me not to make any dishes with onions on Varalakshimi Nonbu and I decided to make this. So this rice don’t have onions, but if needed they can be added.
|Raw Green Mango||2 ( small )|
|Sesame Oil||3 tsp|
|Channa dhal||1/2 tsp|
|Split Urad dhal||1/2 tsp|
|Peanuts/ Cashew nuts||15 nos|
|Hing / Asefoetide||1 pinch|
|Curry Leaves||1 strand|
|Coriander Leaves||2 tbsp|
Cook rice and allow it cool down by spreading it on a plate, so that the rice grains would be separated. Peal the green mango skin using a Knife. No need to cut into slices, can directly grate them using vegetable grater and keep aside. Fry Peanuts in a pan for about 3 min and allow it to cool down. Peal off the skin by massaging between the hands. Split open green chilies.
In a nonstick pan, heat oil. When hot, add mustard seeds, cumin. When the mustard splutters add channa dhal, urad dhal, peanuts and fry for a minutes. Add asefoetida, turmeric, green chillies, curry leaves and fry for few second. Add the grated mango, salt and mix well. Allow it it cook for about a minutes and mix the cooked rice. Add chopped Coriander Leaves at the end.
(*) Papads, Vadams can e accompanied with this rice.