Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Raw Mango Rice

Mangoes always makes my mouth watery.
I like them raw, ripe and even half ripe.
I like grated raw mango with my poha and upma.
Again this is a very basic simple raw mango rice.
Great as breakfast, lunch, dinner or even packed lunches.
Can be made in jiffy and enjoyed by whole family. mouth is watering, although I had it just now.

Rice - 1 1/2 cups(cooked and cooled),
Raw Mango - 1 cup grated ( has to be sour),
Green Chillies - 5-6,

To Temper:
Oil - 1 tablespoon,
Mustard - 2 teaspoon,
Asafoetida - a large pinch,
Groundnuts - 1 Tablespoon,
Chana dal - 1 teaspoon,
Turmeric Powder - 1 teaspoon,
Whole Red Chillies - 3-4 broken,
Curry leaves - 1 sprig,
Chopped Coriander leaves - 1 tablespoon,
Coconut grated - 1 tablespoon(optional).

Cook rice and spread it to cool. I would like to cook at least 2 hours before and cool it.
Add salt to rice once it is cooled.
I grinded together raw mango grated and green chillies together without water to smooth paste.(I grinded as my son doesnt like the raw mango grating with his rice)
The water in the mango is enough to grind it.
Now it is completely up to you  to grind or not.
In a medium broad pan add oil and heat it.
Add mustard seeds when it crackles add asafoetida.
Add groundnuts and chana dal.
Once they are browned add red chillies and curry leave.
Now if you have not grinded green chillies, you can add chopped green chillies at this stage.
Add turmeric powder and ground mixture
Grated Raw mango and fry it, until it comes to a lump without sticking to pan.
Add chopped coriander and grated coconut and mix well.
Add this mixture to cooked rice and mix well.
Warm the rice and serve.

Raw mango has to be sour, other wise it will not balance the spice, salt and sourness in the rice.
Coconut is completely optional or you can flavour it with a teaspoon of coconut oil.
You can also grind coconut along with raw mango and green chillies without water.

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