Mango Rice | Manga Sadam | Maamidikaaya Pulihora

>>  Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Today we are starting the second week of BM #16, I have chosen to do a combination of Indian Thali for my Mela along with couple more themes.

The thali that's showcased today is something that's very sweet and dear to me. This happened couple of weeks ago even before I extended the Thali Mela date. It was on Akshaya Tritiya and I was supposed to eat at office, while Amma said she will call everybody else for lunch.

It so happened that we had power shutoff at office and my lunch got disappeared before I could even think about it. I returned home and was welcome with a feast. Only then I realized it was a festival and Amma had pooja. By the time we sat down for lunch, it was pretty late and looking at my plate, I almost wished that I had taken time to click a picture. Knowing that getting up at that time get everybody's wrath, I thought to myself that I must recreate that thali someother time.

Imagine my surprise when Amma asked if I saw the pictures. I couldn't understand what she was talking about. Only then hubby dear very sheepishly confessed of taking thali pictures. I was so touched, and even more happy when I saw that Daddy had decorated the pictures with fruits, as it was Akshaya Tritiya. 

The entire thali was one detectable feast and Amma had made quite a few new dishes. I was only glad that I got my whole family hooked on clicking food pictures!

We make the Mango Rice in 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.

Mango Rice

Rice - 1 cup
Raw Mango, grated - 3/4 cup
Red chillies - 3
Green chilies - 2
Curry leaves - few
Mustard seeds, Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Cashew nuts - handful
Raw Peanuts - handful
Hing/ Asafoetida - a pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt as needed
Oil - 1 tbsp

How to make the Mango Rice

Wash, soak the rice for 15 mins. Cook rice separately and cool.

Wash and pat dry the mango, peel off the skin from the mango. Grate and keep it aside. 

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, Urad dal, channa dal, cashewnuts and raw peanuts and saute. Stir for couple of secs, add hing, red chillies, green chillies and curry leaves. Stir 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. Also add some salt and turmeric powder. Finally add rice, salt if needed and mix gently until it is well coated.

Check out other Mango Dishes

Sending these for my Indian Thali Mela


Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 16


Priya May 23, 2012 at 1:25 AM  

Wow they did a wonderful job, else we would have missed all those yummy feast clicks.. Even mango rice are my favourite,lovely dish.

Sangeetha May 23, 2012 at 1:59 AM  

Nice to know that your family supports u a lot for Blogging,great!
Wonderful spread...we too make mango rice similar way!!
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Sumi May 23, 2012 at 8:27 AM  

Oh so nice of them to surprise you with picytures.Thali pictures are wonderful :)

A Kamalika Krishmy May 23, 2012 at 8:29 AM  

I understand why this thali is so sweet.. It is wonderful to have such a supportive family..

The Pumpkin Farm May 23, 2012 at 8:41 AM  

what a yummy spread...i have bookmarked so many of your sadam recipes :). Ought to try this out soon as it is season bound

Jayanthi May 23, 2012 at 9:01 AM  

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...

Smitha May 23, 2012 at 9:39 AM  

thats so nice that all your family members support u in what you do! 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!

Rasi May 23, 2012 at 10:55 AM  

i love manga sadham :).. such a sweet gesture from your hubby & dad's are always the sweetest .. how thoughtful indeed !

PriyaVaasu May 23, 2012 at 1:50 PM  

Lovely Spread valli!!! So cute, that ur whole family is into this!!!! Lovely!!!

foodiliciousnan May 23, 2012 at 2:52 PM  

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!

Jayashree May 23, 2012 at 10:19 PM  

That's so sweet of your family. The pics have come out very well.

Chef Mireille May 23, 2012 at 10:31 PM  

Daddy's new job - food stylist
thali looks delicious!

DivyaGCP May 23, 2012 at 11:07 PM  

It is so wonderful to have such a supportive family. Awesome spread..
Love mango rice..

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Nalini's Kitchen May 24, 2012 at 12:54 AM  

They did a wonderful job Valli...fabulous spread,the clicks make me hungry after eating my lunch....tangy and tempting mango rice...

Prabha Mani May 24, 2012 at 2:33 AM  

Wow..that's a lovely Team Work ..!!Thali looks very nice..Guess it's been a year i have made Manga Sadam!!Loved it.

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Pavani May 24, 2012 at 6:22 AM  

That's such a cute gesture. I guess you have trained them well :-)
All the pics look great. Thali looks delicious.

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi May 24, 2012 at 6:35 AM  

Three cheers to your wonderful family!! very simple recipe which we all love.

Cool Lassi(e) May 24, 2012 at 4:50 PM  

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 May 26, 2012 at 12:08 PM  

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 May 27, 2012 at 7:20 AM  

wat a wonderful feeling ...feels grt wen one has that much support!!..lovely mango rice!

Suma Gandlur May 28, 2012 at 9:15 AM  

So thoughtful! Thanks to your family we got to see the thali. :)

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