In India we don't eat mangoes till the day of Ugadi. On that day we start with Ugadi pachhadi and Mamidikaya pulihora to begin the mango recipe season.
As a part of the tradition I did mamidikaya pulihora for Ugadi and even today for my Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam.
This rice is very simple to preare and very tasty. Try out this simple and tasty rice.
1 Cup of Rice
1 Raw Mango (grated)
2-3 Green chilies (slit length wise)
2 Red Chillies
1tbsp Chana Dal
1tbsp Urad Dal
1tbsp Mustard Seeds
2 tbsp Oil
1/2 piece Ginger finely chopped
1/2tsp turmeric powder
pinch of asafoetida/hing
Salt to taste
Cook rice in a pressure cooker (1 cup of rice needs 2 cups of water to cook the rice). Let the rice cool down. Meanwhile grate the raw mango.
In a separate pan add oil once the oil is hot, add hing/asafoetida,mustard seeds, Chana Dal, Urad Dal,Cashews and Peanuts. Once dals turn golden color add the red chilies,green chilies, curry leaves, ginger and turmeric powder. Keep it for1 mt and turn off the heat.
Add the above mixture,grated mango ,salt to the rice and mix it.
The tasty and delicious mango/mamidikaya pulihora is ready to serve.
We do this often from Ugadi onwards till we get raw mangoes.