Monday 22 June 2015

Raw Mango Rice /How to make Mango rice/Maangai Saadham

Yes friends, as I promised earlier here is another mango recipe in the mango recipe series. Now that we are getting bags and bags of mangoes from our back yard, we are distributing a lot of them to friends, relatives and neighbours. We plucked some raw tangy mangoes from the tree and made mango rice. This rice is one special kind of variety rice, as it is prepared in Seemandham/Vallikappu [Baby Shower] Ceremony in Tamil Nadu. I have already posted Thengai Sadham/Coconut Rice, Lemon Rice/Elumichai Sadam, Thakkali Sadam/Tomato Rice, Curd Rice/Bagalabath, Bisibelabath/Sambar Rice etc. Do not forget to check out Vallikappu/SeemandhamRice Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Raw Mango Rice with step by step photos…


Grated Raw Mango/Maangai
1 cup
Cooked Rice
2 cups
2 inch piece finely chopped
Turmeric powder/Manjal thool
¼ tsp
As needed

For Tempering

2-3 tbsp
Mustard Seeds/Kadugu
¼ tsp
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
¼ tsp
Dry Red Chillies/Sigappu Milagai
2 tbsp
Bengal Gram Dal/Kadalai Paruppu
2 tsp
Urad Dal/Ullutham Paruppu
1 tsp
One big pinch
Curry leaves
Preparation Time: 10-12 minutes           
Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes       
Serves: 4


Wash and peel the mango. Grate it finely with vegetable grater.

Heat the oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Now add Bengal gram dal, urad dal, dry red chillies, curry leaves and fry till golden brown.

Now add the chopped ginger, grated mango, turmeric powder, salt and fry well for about a minute.

Add the cooked rice and mix really well until well combined.

Yes, delicious, tangy and tasty Mango rice/Maangai Saadam is ready to be served. Serve it hot with Potato roast/Karunaikizhangu Fry/Chepankizhangu Fry and papad.

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  1. Mouth watering food ..... Pictures & Process are excellent :) Thanks for sharing.

  2. so lovely and innovative dear

  3. very tasty and colorful rice Priya....

  4. So innovative rice...... n looks delicious.... :)


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