Mango Rice

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Whenever I have confusion on what to cook for rice accompaniment, or during busy days, Variety rice is the one which helps me. Easy to cook, and a complete meal. I was thinking of coconut rice, but when I opened the fridge, saw raw mangoes and brinjal. Brinjal rice is my favorite, but whenever I buy Mangoes I always do instant mango pickle. This time, for a change, I tried Mango rice and after tasting it, decided I should do this frequently.

Mango Rice

Preparation Time : 10 mins |  Cooking Time : 20 – 25 mins | Serves : 2

Recipe Category: Entree


Cooked Rice – 3 cups

Raw Mango – 1 cup, peeled and grated ( or chopped in a chopper)

Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp

Salt – as needed


Sesame Oil – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds -1/8 tsp

Bengal gram/channa dal – 1 tsp

Peanuts – 1/4 cup

CashewNuts – 2 tbsp

Red chilli – 3 (According according to your spice)

Asafetida-  generous pinch

Peanuts -1/4 cup

Curry leaves – few

Mango Rice



  • Cook rice and spread it in a wide pan
  • Add oil to another pan. When oil is hot, add mustard seeds. when it splutters, add bengal gram, peanuts and cashewnuts , red chilli and Asafoetida
  • When dal turns golden brown, add turmeric powder, salt and curry leaves


  • Add grated mangoes and mix well to combine with the spices. Need not cook for a long time


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My Notes:

  • Use sour/tangy mangoes for this dish. If your mangoes are not sour enough, then add a little more than 1 cup
  • You can also add coconut to this rice

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51 thoughts on “Mango Rice

  1. […] Mango Rice […]

  2. mommycookforme August 29, 2014 at 4:52 PM Reply

    Mango and rice, The sound absolute tasty! Thanks for sharing, Traditionally Modern Food! 🙂

  3. Danielle G August 27, 2014 at 3:07 PM Reply

    I feel so lucky when I get to view your blog and BOOM, here is this amazing delectable Indian dish. I love the flavors of India. It leaves my mouth salivating. Can’t wait to try this one. As always, thank you Vidya.

  4. Jenn Brockman August 26, 2014 at 10:35 PM Reply

    Yes, please! Can you bring me some? It sounds delish.

  5. colemangrady79 August 26, 2014 at 10:12 PM Reply

    I’m trying this dish this weekend. Looks good.

  6. Liz August 26, 2014 at 9:58 PM Reply

    never thought to add mango to rice, but why not? Perfect! Would work for breakfast.

  7. Jeanne Melanson August 26, 2014 at 9:28 PM Reply

    YUM! I know this would be so good! I love anything with mangos. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  8. swathiiyer August 26, 2014 at 4:33 PM Reply

    Mango rice looks delicious looks perfect one pot meal.

  9. Bonnie Eng August 26, 2014 at 3:38 PM Reply

    Looks delicious Vidya! 🙂

  10. platedujour August 26, 2014 at 2:32 PM Reply

    Super combination! We love rice at home, and I never thought about combining it with mango! Looks delicious too 🙂

  11. fannythefoodie August 26, 2014 at 1:18 PM Reply

    yumm, this sounds absolutely delicious!!

  12. radhikasethi August 26, 2014 at 11:02 AM Reply

    Looks yum Vidya 😋

  13. Malar August 26, 2014 at 10:48 AM Reply

    This rice is quite famous in Karnataka and during the season every one of my friends used bring this 😛 Love it. Looks awesome Vidya 🙂 specially addition of nuts is too good.

    • Traditionally Modern Food August 26, 2014 at 2:58 PM Reply

      Thanks Malar:-) recently hubby told that mango rice s famous in Karnataka. I don’t know that prev ya

  14. MamaD1xx4xy August 26, 2014 at 6:59 AM Reply

    Yum! You had me at mango!

  15. Priya August 26, 2014 at 6:44 AM Reply

    Vidya, do let me know which month u want to host Cooking with seeds event..

  16. Priya August 26, 2014 at 6:44 AM Reply

    Tonguetickling mango rice, i can have this rice happily even daily..

  17. mmmarzipan August 26, 2014 at 4:06 AM Reply


  18. Tandy | Lavender and Lime August 26, 2014 at 3:56 AM Reply

    I would never think to add mango to rice! Love the spices you have used here 🙂

  19. deliciouslynell August 26, 2014 at 3:51 AM Reply

    I was sold at mango~

  20. Chitra Jagadish August 26, 2014 at 3:33 AM Reply

    Anything mango am in…..mum used to make mango rice oven over the season as we used have tons from our own garden just missing those days .. ……droolicious Vidya. …

  21. Bikramjit August 26, 2014 at 2:58 AM Reply

    I think mango is such a fruit it makes everything yummy ..

  22. Aruna Panangipally August 26, 2014 at 12:46 AM Reply

    One of my dad’s favourites!

  23. Chhapanbhog August 26, 2014 at 12:34 AM Reply

    Mango and rice wow… What an amazing combo…:)

  24. srividhya August 26, 2014 at 12:14 AM Reply

    Hey great and simple recipe. I follow the same method, but I grind roasted methi, coconut and red chillies. 🙂 Methi and raw mango blends nicely

  25. Love, Life and Whatever August 25, 2014 at 11:45 PM Reply

    Will definitely try this one

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