Monday, April 23, 2012


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We make a lot of mixed rice varieties and pulavs regularly at home. During festivals preparing some form of rice without onions and garlic is a must. Many rice varieties such as Lemon rice, Coconut rice, Puliyogre, Raw mango rice, Vangibath, Mustard rice, Sesame rice etc fall in that category. I have already posted a Raw mango rice recipe which is prepared using grated mango where the preparation is similar to that of lemon rice.We also make another version of raw mango rice where raw mango is ground with coconut and few spices to a coarse paste and fried in oil to make yummy gojju, which is typically Karnataka style. I will probably post this recipe later.

For this post I have adapted this simple recipe from one of my favorite bloggers 'Pavithra of Dishes from my Kitchen'. Did I ever tell you that I love her blog very much? She is a wonderful blogger and a very good friend of mine. I love her diversity of cooking from traditional Indian one's to International cooking. Her presentation skills and food photography are excellent. Coming to today's recipe this raw mango rice that I have prepared tastes similar to the raw mango rice prepared in Karnataka style which I mentioned about earlier.

Raw Mango Rice | Mamidikayi Gojju Annam Recipe :
(Serves 2)
Source: Dishes from my Kitchen

1 cup Sona masuri rice or Basmati rice
1/2 cup black Chickpeas/kala Chana,boiled until soft
2-3 tbsp chopped Coriander
Salt to taste

for Mango gojju:
2 raw sour Mangoes,peeled and diced
2 tsp Cumin seeds
6 byadige Red chillies(for bright red color)
8-10 regular Red chillies
1/2 tsp Asafoetida
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
2-3 tbsp grated Jaggery
2 tbsp Chana dal
2 tsp split Urad dal
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
a sprig of Curry leaves
Salt to taste
4 tbsp Sesame oil or regular oil
to make Gojju:
  • Warm the red chillies until they are crisp.Grind red chillies with cumin seeds,turmeric powder and asafoetida to a fine powder.
  • Add peeled and diced raw mango pieces to it and grind to a fine paste with little water(2-3tbsp).
  • Heat oil in a big kadai and crackle mustard seeds.Add chana dal,urad dal and fry well.
  • Add curry leaves to it and fry for 30 secs.Add ground paste to it and fry for a minute.
  • Cover it with a lid(just cover 3/4th portion of kadai) and let it cook over medium flame until the mixture is thick.
  • Add grated jaggery and mix well and cover it and cook again until it oozes out extra oil.Remove it from stove and let it cool.Store it in a clean bottle in refrigerator.You can make this mixture ahead and refrigerate upto 10 days and use when required.

to make Mango rice:
  • Soak black chickpeas over night and pressure cook with little salt for 3 whistles.Drain the extra water from it.
  • Clean and wash the rice and soak for 10-15 mins and pressure cook it with 1 cup rice:2 cups water ratio or prepare it in rice cooker as you prefer.
  • Once it is done spread it over a big plate and let it cool,take care that the rice granules should be separate.
  • Add 4-5 tbsp of prepared mango gojju and enough salt to it and mix well.
  • Taste the rice now and adjust the sourness and salt according to your taste buds.Add cooked and drained chickpeas and coriander to the rice and mix well.
  • Let it sit for 2-3 hrs before serving for the flavors to mix well.If the rice sits for little longer the flavors blend well.
Serve it at room temperature with some fryums.

  1. Addition of black chickpeas is optional,but biting them in the rice gives a nice taste.
  2. Mango gojju can be stored in refrigerator upto 10 days and preparing the raw mango rice with the already prepared gojju is a breeze.
  3. Balance the sourness of mango with the jaggery,red chillies and salt which is a key process while making this kind of variety rice.


Akila said...

Wow so tangy tangy n awesome clicks....

Sravs said...

Nice inviting rice !! looks yummy !!

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Unknown said...

Wow, yummy. Love the addition of black chana. My mom does that in some of her rice prep. Will try your version.

Gayathri NG said...

Tangy n delicious rice, perfect for lunch box idea...

Hari Chandana P said...

Woww... Very delicious and tangy pulihora.. looks awesome :)
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Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Love this version of making mango rice and cute presentation too

Tina said...

yummy rice..

Myvegfare said...

Beautiful clicks parthy, nice & tangy rice, love mango rice

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Looks delicious and tempting. Beautiful clicks.

Unknown said...

Tangy and yummy rice.

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San said...

Healthy mango rice with a twist. Love the vibrant color of the rice. Lil skeptical about the Jaggery part though, how does it taste on the whole Prathy?

Aruna Manikandan said...

nice tangy rice...
looks very tempting.

Indian Khana said...

Looks so yum that makes me hungry ...nice recipe ..I am thinking of trying mango recipe too and beautiful pics ...with cute props

chef and her kitchen said...

@San..The addition of jaggery is 2 balance the sourness from raw mango..the end product is not is still tangy,..if you don't want 2 add jaggery you can avoid it but it would not b rightly balanced..

Chitra said...

Wow, it looks delicious. will try ur version sometime for sure :)

Priya Suresh said...

Seriously the picture itself speaks a lot,wat a stunning and super tonguetickling it.

Gayathri Anand said...

tangy and yummy rice ...looks so delicious

Hamaree Rasoi said...

this is second mango rice that I have seen today ...Love the tangy-sweet flavour it offers. Tempting clicks..

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hemalata said...

Delicious mango rice, looks so inviting.

Laavanya said...

Mango rices abound in the blogosphere... great idea to add kala channa.

Pari Vasisht said...

Looks awesome dear and has to be flavourful.



Kanan said...

it looks fantastic. love it love the tangy flavor

San said...

Thanks for the reply prathy, will try it sometimes. said...

looks delicious..nice cliks

Savi-Ruchi said...

never tried adding kadalekalu to the mango rice.Photos look lovely! I too admire Pavitra's blog.

Unknown said...

Ur version sounds interseting....yummy rice

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks so good and love the clicks.

Unknown said...

Looking at it makes my mouth water and my stomach hungry for it!

Sobha Shyam said...

wow, so tangy rice and amazing clicks :)

radha said...

This looks really nice. My last attempt left resulted in a very sour preparation. Will try your method sometime

Raks said...

Sounds very spicy and looks inviting! Looks like u r mastering dslr ;)

anjana said...

colourful.delicious and tangy ..nice recipe..loved the gojju recipe too.

Satya said...

wow this one is my favorite one pot the addition of blak chana...yummy
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Rinku Naveen said...

Mouthwatering! Have so many raw mangoes at home. Will give this a try.

Pavithra Elangovan said...

mmmmmmmmm yumm, Way too tempted to eat the rice , unfortunately no good raw mangoes are available here :)oh you bought DSLR ??? which one u bought ??? said...

Mouthwatering :))

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