Mango Rice or Manga Sadam or Mamidikaya Pulihora is a seasonal special South Indian Mixed Rice dish that is made with raw or unripe mango.
Updating this post after eleven years and can still remember the day as if it was yesterday.
The original thali picture from Amma's feast is also below. Hubby dear took the picture. It was on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya. Akshaya Tritiya is one of the special days for Lord Vishu and Goddess Lakshmi.
Amma observes all festivals and makes sure she cooks a feast. On this particular day, I was working and came home unexpectedly because we had a power outage and my colleagues enjoyed my lunchbox.
I returned home to a feast with all the Festival's special dishes. I was so happy knowing my folks took the effort of arranging everything in a Thali and clicked a picture for me. Daddy decorated the thali with fruits on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya.
The entire thali was one detectable feast and Amma had made quite a few new dishes including her popular Manga Sadam. I was only glad that I got my whole family hooked on clicking food pictures!
This Mango Rice or Manga Sadam uses similar ingredients needed to make a mixed rice dish.
- Rice - We mostly use Sona Masuri or you can use Ponni Arisi as well to make this rice. We cook the rice separately before making this mixed rice dish.
- Mango - We use grated Raw or Unripe Mango to make this rice
- For Spice - We use both dry red chilies and green chilies for spicing this rice.
- Whole spices - We use regular south Indian whole spices and lentils to make this dish.
Wash, and soak the rice for 15 mins. If you are cooking 1 cup of rice, add 2.5 cups of water and cook it. Let it cool completely and keep it aside.
Making the mango masala for the Rice
Wash and pat dry the mango, and peel off the skin from the mango. Grate and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, Urad dal, channa dal, cashew nuts, and raw peanuts, and saute. Stir for a couple of seconds, add hing, red chilies, green chilies, and curry leaves.
Stir a couple of times and make sure the peanuts are cooked.
Next, add the grated mango and fry in oil for 5 - 6 minutes until the oil starts coming out.
Add salt and turmeric powder and mix well.
Finally, add the cooked rice, and combine everything gently until it is well mixed and the rice is coated with spices and grated mango.
Serve with Papad or any roast, or gravy.
Substitutions & Variations
We make the Mango Rice in a couple of ways. The recipe that I have already posted uses coconut and green chili paste, while today's is a simple version of Mango Rice.
For making Mamidikaya Pulihora, we need a grater to grate the mango. Pans for cooking the rice and mixed rice.
You can store the grated mango for a day in the fridge for making Mamidikaya Pulihora, however, the rice is always best when made fresh. This is a festival dish and is mostly made fresh. However, if you have leftover rice, this rice is also a good option.
Looking for other recipes with Unripe Mangoes? Try these:
These are my favorite dishes to serve with this Mango Rice:
Nice to know that your family supports u a lot for Blogging,great!
Wonderful spread...we too make mango rice similar way!!
Wow they did a wonderful job, else we would have missed all those yummy feast clicks.. Even mango rice are my favourite,lovely dish.
Kudos to your husband and your parents for their lovely decoration and pictures. So impressive and touching that the entire family is lending their hands in blogging. Love the spread of dishes...super super Valli...
Oh so nice of them to surprise you with picytures.Thali pictures are wonderful 🙂
A Kamalika Krishmy says
I understand why this thali is so sweet.. It is wonderful to have such a supportive family..
The Pumpkin Farm says
what a yummy spread...i have bookmarked so many of your sadam recipes :). Ought to try this out soon as it is season bound
thats so nice that all your family members support u in what you do!...love it that they are hooked on taking pictures even if you ar enot present!...I would love fo rmy family to do that for me...but :((
they did a wonderufl job!...all the dishes look great and mamidi pulihora - yummy to the highest point!
i love manga sadham :).. such a sweet gesture from your hubby & dad's are always the sweetest .. how thoughtful indeed !
Lovely Spread valli!!! So cute, that ur whole family is into this!!!! Lovely!!!
That's so sweet of your hubby and dad! My hub often helps me in cooking and clicking for the blog and it becomes so much more fun then 🙂 love mangai sadam...apt for the season!
It is so wonderful to have such a supportive family. Awesome spread..
Love mango rice..
Prabha Mani says
Wow..that's a lovely Team Work ..!!Thali looks very nice..Guess it's been a year i have made Manga Sadam!!Loved it.
That's so sweet of your family. The pics have come out very well.
Chef Mireille says
Daddy's new job - food stylist
thali looks delicious!
Nalini's Kitchen says
They did a wonderful job Valli...fabulous spread,the clicks make me hungry after eating my lunch....tangy and tempting mango rice...
That's such a cute gesture. I guess you have trained them well 🙂
All the pics look great. Thali looks delicious.
Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi says
Three cheers to your wonderful family!! very simple recipe which we all love.
Cool Lassi(e) says
Good to know that the whole family is supporting your blogging. Great platter! And i love Mango rice. Cna't wait to make some as I am seeing mangoes in the supermarkets now.
rekhas kitchen says
You must say thanks to you dad and hubby Valli see how beautifully they done for you.beautiful presentation. Mango rice is my alltime favorite.
vaishali sabnani says
wat a wonderful feeling ...feels grt wen one has that much support!!..lovely mango rice!
Suma Gandlur says
So thoughtful! Thanks to your family we got to see the thali. 🙂
Family support is always always important and glad they were able to click pics. Love raw mango recipes and mango rice is my absolute favorite.