Raw mango rice/maangai saadam
A friend of mine used to make this and I have been wanting to make it too ever since she told me about this recipe. Infact I have been bookmarking so many recipes with raw mangoes and finally when I laid my hands on a huge raw mango, I was quite confused on what to make. I settled on making the tangy rice and reserved some to make the instant pickle which many call it as kalyanam oorgai(pickles served during tamil weddings). I will post it the next time I make it as I did not photograph it this time.
Well, this rice was quite similar to puliyodharai because of the tanginess and was mildly sweet too. You can add a little sugar or still better jaggery, if the raw mango you use is very sour.
- Heat the oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, udid dal and channa dal along with curry leaves, red chilles and asafoetida. Saute for a minute. Then add the grated raw mango. Saute for another 10 minutes taking care that it does not stick to your pan. Add the turmeric powder and salt and mix.
- Now add the cooked rice and mix everything together properly. (The rice should be cooked well , but each grain should be seperate.)Serve warm.