Raw Mango rice (Mamidikaya Pulihora)

by foodsavory

Mango Rice

Ugadi is the festival which marks the beginning of a new year and is celebrated with festive fervor in the states of Karnataka and mango rice (mamidikaya pulihora)Andhra Pradesh. It welcomes the new beginning with nature is in full bloom, symbolizing regeneration and celebrating the season’s freshness.

Ugadi special menu includes Ugadi Pachadi, Mamidikaya Pulihora (Raw Mango Rice) , Mamidikaya Pappu (Mango Dal), Bottle gourd Kheer, Bobbatalu (obbattu) ,Obbattu saaru etc.

Raw Mango Rice (Mamidikaya Pulihora)

Ingredients

Cooked rice (cold) -2 cups

Grated raw mango -1 cup

Salt -To taste

For seasoning

Oil – 1 1/2 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Chana dal – 1 tbsp

Urad dal – 1 tbsp

Dry red chillis – 3

Green chillis(slit) – 5

Grated ginger – 1 tsp

Asafoetida powder – 1/4 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves – 5-10

Roasted peanuts and cashew nuts – A handful

Method of preparation:

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan.

When the oil becomes hot, add mustard seeds, channa  dal and urad dal. Then add red chilies, green chilies, grated ginger, curry leaves, ginger and asafoetida powder. Add peanuts and cashew nuts and turmeric powder.

Add grated mango to the seasoning and stir fry for 3-4 minutes. Remove the pan and keep aside for a while.

Transfer this mixture to the vessel containing rice; add salt to taste and mix thoroughly.

Tangy mango rice is ready to be served !!!!!

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