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Mango Rice Recipe
How to make Mango Rice
Mango Rice is an Andhra specialty. I ate this rice for the first time at a friend’s house at Hyderabad during Ugadi which is the Telugu New Year. This rice made of unripe mangoes and rice is made and served during the festival. I loved the rice and got the recipe also from my friend. This raw mango rice is also known as Maamidikaya Pulihora.
How to prepare Mango Rice? Given are the ingredients and method of preparation of Maamidikaya Pulihora.
Ingredients of Mango Rice
- 1 cup of Basmati Rice
- 2 cups grated raw mango
- 1 tsp split chickpeas soaked in water
- ¼ cup green chillies slit in middle
- ¼ cup of cashew nuts
- ¼ cup peanuts
- ½ tsp cumin seeds
- ½ tsp mustard seeds
- ½ tsp of turmeric powder
- 2 dried red chillies broken into pieces
- Curry leaves
- One Pinch of asafetida
- Salt to taste
Method of Preparation of Mango Rice
Cook the Basmati Rice and keep aside. Heat Ghee in a thick bottomed Kadai and add the ingredients (Cashews, Peanuts, Split Chickpea, Green Chilies, curry Leaves, Mustard Seeds, Cumin seeds) one by one and toast them. Now add the grated raw mango, turmeric, salt and asafetida and cook the mixture in low flame for 1-2 minutes and remove from flame. Add the mixture slowly to the rice and mix evenly without mashing the rice. The yummy mango rice is now ready to be served. Serve the Maamidikaya Pulihora hot with raita and papad.