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Raw Mango Rice – Lunch box special

Raw Mango Rice is a typical South Indian rice dish. From the name you could guess that main ingredient in this is raw mango.

Mangoes are the national fruit of India. There are varied varieties of mangoes and similarly varied different recipes all over India. Each region of India have their own special dish with Mango. Mangoes have a unique flavor that when it is tangy when raw and sweet when ripe. So in some dishes which use tangy flavor they add raw mango instead of tamarind. Some even use raw mangoes in fish curry. We have Instant Pickle using raw mango in this space.

Raw Mango Rice

This Raw Mango Rice is apt for lunch box, traveling and to make use of some left over rice. As the name suggests, it uses raw mango which gives a tangy taste to the dish. As the school season started in other parts of the world ( In US now its summer vacation) the main stress for moms are to pack Lunch boxes for their kids. Even if we pack something , it should come home empty.This Raw Mango rice will serve the purpose.You can cook the rice the previous day , if you don’t have time in the morning.Just few ingredients that too always available at home.Add rice…tada..delicious Raw Mango Rice is ready.It is best accompanied with some fryums or pickle or Potato fry as I served.You will be happy to see your kids bring back the empty lunch boxes.You can always add or decrease the spice according to your kids taste.You can also enjoy this dish when you don’t have time to make elaborate meal but still want to make something special.

More Raw Mango recipes

Raw mango ginger cooler

Raw mango dip

Raw Mango And Drumstick Curry

Raw Mango Rice

INGREDIENTS

Raw Mango Grated – 3/4 cup

Cooked rice – 1 1/2 cup

Onions – 1/2 cup sliced

Green chillies – 2 sliced

Peanuts – 2 tbsn (optional)

Channa dal – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves – few

Oil – 1 1/2 tsp

Salt – As required

METHOD

  • Heat oil in a wide pan.
  • Crackle mustard seeds. Then add channa dal.
  • When it turns golden, add onions,green chillies and curry leaves.
  • When onions turn translucent,add peanuts.
  • Saute’ for a minute.Add grated mango.
  • Saute’ for about 2 minutes or till the raw smell goes.
  • Add turmeric powder.
  • Add cooked and cooled rice.Add required salt and mix thoroughly.
  • Switch off.Let it sit at least 1 hour before serving.So the taste blend well with rice.
  • Serve with fryums,pickle or potato fry.

NOTES

  1. Let the cooked rice cool down well before adding it to grated mango. This helps rice becoming mushy.
  2. Instead of green chilli, you can add dry red chilli.
  3. Adding peanuts is optional,but adding it gives nice crunchy feel.
Raw Mango Rice
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Raw Mango Rice - Lunch Box
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 people
Author: Lathiya Shanmugasundaram
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup Raw Mango grated
  • 1 1/2 cup Cooked Rice
  • 1/2 cup Onions sliced
  • 2 nos Green chillies sliced
  • 2 tbsn Peanuts optional
  • 1 tsp Channa dal
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Curry leaves few
  • 1 1/2 tsp Oil
  • Salt as required
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a wide pan.

  2. Crackle mustard seeds. Then add channa dal.

  3. When it turns golden, add onions,green chillies and curry leaves.

  4. When onions turn translucent,add peanuts.

  5. Saute' for a minute.Add grated mango.

  6. Saute' for about 2 minutes or till the raw smell goes.

    Add turmeric powder.

  7. Add cooked and cooled rice.Add required salt and mix thoroughly.

  8. Switch off.Let it sit at least 1 hour before serving.So the taste blend well with rice.

  9. Serve with fryums,pickle or potato fry.

Recipe Notes
  1. Let the cooked rice cool down well before adding it to grated mango. This helps rice becoming mushy.
  2. Instead of green chilli, you can add dry red chilli.
  3. Adding peanuts is optional,but adding it gives nice crunchy feel.

     

Raw Mango Rice

Raw Mango Rice
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12 Comments

  1. Looks so delicious!

  2. Such a lovely idea! Yum!

  3. I love the combination of flavors going on in this rice dish—not to mention the addition of the fresh mango. Can’t wait to give it a try!

    1. Thank you so much..you are right,this dish have amazing flavor added by raw mango..do try and let me know how it goes

  4. Sumith

    Beautifully illustrated. Sounds very delicious. Nice post Lathiya.

    1. Thank you Sumith..glad you liked it

  5. hijackedbytwins

    Oooh this sounds so good! I have just gone back to work and am starting to go full time next week so will need a packed lunch. This will be a perfect lunch! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

    1. I’m glad you liked it..let me know when you try 😊..thank you 😊

  6. Sounds tangy and delicious… a must try recipe…

    1. Thank you dear 😊..do try and let me know your feedback ☺

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