Friday, April 9, 2010

Mamidikaya Pulihora

A South Indian rice delicacy, prepared on the same like lemon rice (nimmakaya pulihora) and is the most simple and easiest recipe one can ever make.

A healthy rice dish unlike most others which is prepared for a generous amount of oil or ghee. The key to this rice dish is mango which lends it a tangy flavor and is counter balanced with a fragrant tempering. As this is the season for mangoes i prepare this dish regularly at home. But most popularly this dish is prepared on very special festivals like Ugadi (Telugu New Year) in every house in Southern part of India. It is very simple and can be ready in just 4 small steps.

Ingredients :-

Rice - 2cups
Raw mango(Mamidikaya) - 1 cup (grated)
Peanuts 1 tbsp
Cashewnuts 1 tsp
Few Curry leaves
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies - 5 to 6
Ginger - small
Red chillies - 3to4
Urad dal 1/2 tsp
Channa dal 1/2 tsp
Pinch of asafeotida
Salt as per taste
Oil - 2 to 3tsp

Procedure :-

1. Cook the rice and keep aside (dont make it mashy).

2. Heat oil then add peanuts, cashewnuts then after 1 min add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, red chillies, urad dal, channa dal, asafoetida, green chillies,ginger, curry leaves, turmeric powder and fry for 3-5mins.

3. Now add the mamidikai thurumu(grated mango) and salt to taste and switch off the flame (dont keep it more than 2 mins, it may spoil the flavor of mango).

4. The mixture is then added to the cooked rice and mixed well.

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