April 5, 2011

South Indies: Easy Raw Mango Rice

Hope you guys had a great Ugadi/Gudi Padva. We had a good time too. We brought in the New Year with some good  food. Like every year, we made Raw Mango Rice or what we call Mavinkayi Chitranna in Kannada. Ugadi is almost  incomplete without Mavinkayi Chitranna.  Eventhough, it isn't mandatory to prepare this dish,  you will invariably find this in most households, on the day of Ugadi ...

Now there are several versions of makig this one. The one that I made yesterday is the easiest of all. For, other days, if you have some leftover rice, this recipe works like a charm

Easy Raw Mango Rice

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup Rice ( I used Sona Masuri )
  • 1 whole raw mango - peeled & grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 2 tsp oil
  • Salt as per taste
To Temper:
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 3 tsp urad dal
  • 3 tsp chana dal
  • 3 broken red chillies
  • 5 green chillies
  • A handful of groundnuts
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • A generous pinch of Hing
  • A sprig of Curry leaves

To Dry roast & grind:
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Methi seeds
How To:
  • Wash rice in several changes of water & pressure cook. Set aside. Once cool, spread rice in a wide bowl & add a tsp of oil & toss. Allow it to cool completely.
  • In a sauce pan, do the tempering using all the ingredients mentioned in the 'To Temper' list. Do not allow the groundnuts or Urad & Chana Dal to get burnt while doing the tempering.
  • Dry roast & grind mustard & methi seeds using a mortar & pestle & set aside.
  • In a large vessel, Mix Rice, grated raw mango & fresh coconut. Add some salt ,the tempering & mustard  methi seeds powder & mix well using your hands.
  • Check for salt & if a little dy, add a tsp oil & mix well.
Serve with potato chips .. Enjoi !!!

NOTE: You really need to balance the tartness from the mangoes with the spice levels of the chillies. If the mangoes are very tart, increase the no of green chillies you use. On the other hand, if the mangoes are not very sour, you may need to reduce the no. of green chillies.

DO NOT over roast the mustard & methi seeds, else they will turn bitter. DO NOT SKIP this. This lends a unique flavour to the dish


Laavanya said...

Tempting picture.. i love tangy dishes.

Deepa Praveen said...

Tempting raw mango rice..nice

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Nice and tangy rice. Beautiful picture

Hamaree Rasoi

Suja Sugathan said...

Tangy and delicious rice,looks so inviting.

Radhika said...

Very appetizing and delish

swapna said...

Tempting and lovely rice....yummy!!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Perfect photography... Nice recipe... Looks so good. YUM!

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

very tempting and delicious mango rice !!

Kalyani said...

nice clicks and tempting rice .....

Nithya said...

I love this rice for its tangy taste :) we make it almost the same way too :)

Classic pic as ever :)

Sathya Sankar said...

Mango rice looks super tempting!


Priya said...

Tangy and delicious rice..yumm!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Truly drool worthy..yummy yum..looks so tempting...

Kairali sisters said...

Picture just speaks about its taste deesha,,Awesome looking rice..

Aruna Manikandan said...

delicious tangy rice...
nice click :)

Hari Chandana said...

Mango chitranna looks simply awesome and perfect.. beautiful shot dear.. thanks for sharing !!
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Gulmohar said...

I have always loved this rice and loved your version :-)

And I have something funny to share as well. I knew Deesha and I know Deepthi. But never connected both the names until now :D

Sophia said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe, one favorite of the whole family. I'll try this over the weekend!


I love all tangy rice varieties, loved this recipe,very comforting pics!