Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Mango pulihara and Mango Rasam

by Priyanka posted at 1:57 PM 8 comments

After a week long break, i am back with some really tasty dishes. While browsing through Sharmi's blog Neivedyam today, i came across two recipes- Mango Pulihara (Mango rice with spices) and Aam ras mamidi charu (Mango rasam) which she made for Ugadi feast (Ugadi is celebrated as New year in Andhra Pradesh). And i immediately decided to try these recipes out since i already had 2 raw mangoes lying in my refrigerator. That being said, i have followed Sharmi's recipes to a T since i know little about Andhra cuisine. Here go the recipes for both the dishes.

Mango Pulihara

Serves 4


1 cup grated raw mango

2 cups cooked rice

salt to taste

For tempering

2 tsp oil

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tsp black whole urad dal

1/2 tsp chana dal

1/3 tsp turmeric

8-10 curry leaves

2 tsp peanuts

2 tsp cashews

2 tsp raisins

1 tsp finely chopped ginger

1 tbs finely chopped green chillies

1. Heat oil in a cooking pan. Add the mustard, urad dal, chana dal and peanuts and saute them till they turn golden brown.

2. Now add the turmeric, ginger, green chilies, cashews, raisins and curry leaves and saute them for 3-4 minutes.

3. Add the grated unripe mango and mix in finely.

4. Add the cooked rice and salt amd mix well. Let cook for 5-10 minutes.

5. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with the mango rasam or eat it plain.

Mango Rasam

Serves 4


1 raw mango seed

3 cups water

salt to taste

1/3 tsp turmeric

1 tsp rasam powder

For tempering

1 tbs ghee

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

a pinch of asafoetida

5-7 curry leaves

1. In a pan, heat the 3 cups of water with the raw mango seed (As per Sharmi's recipe, i used the left over seed from the pulihara). Add salt, turmeric and rasam powder to it and let it boil till the mango seed looks cooked.

2. Now temper it with the mustard, cumin seeds and curry leaves.

3. Garnish with corainder and serve hot.

And the verdict: It was simply awesome. I dont have words to describe how tasty these two dishes were, especially the mango pulihara.

I am always wonderstruck by the creativity of fellow bloggers. Just reading these blogs, learning new things daily, sharing stuff brightens up my day. I look forward to the food events and new recipes, small tips and a better way of making a dish. From now on i will be posting and categorising recipes from fellow bloggers that i want to try out on my blog. Instead of bookmarking recipes from other bloggers, i have decided to just list them down here so that i have all recipes in one place whenever i want to go back and refer them. I will constantly keep updating them too.

Here's a list of some other recipes that i am dying to try out from Sharmi's blog. Sharmi's posts are informative and the dishes very creative and well-presented. Sharmi recently guest-hosted A Fruit A Month (AFAM): Orange and i am dying to try out these recipes too.
Masala vada/Parupu vadai (made from chana dal)

Breakfast/ Snacks


Main Course


Comments 8 comments
Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Love set of recipes.....Love them... Waiting to try ur mango pulihara...

Asha said...

Mangoes everywhere!! Both dishes look yum,Priyanka.Mouthwatering!Got to try Puliora.
My Wednesday post is out at FH,check it out!:))

Nupur said...

Both dishes look tangy and tempting! This is my favorite thing about food blogging too: learning new recipes all the time.
Love your list...the malpua and poha dosa are high on my to-try list too.

Tee said...

Looks yummy! did you change your layout?

Priyanka said...

Sukanya, Asha- Thanks a lot. Let me know how it turns out.- Sharmi has actually depicted a step-by-step process on her blog. So you just cant go wrong.

Nupur- Thanks a lot. I agree- blogging has taught me quite a few things.

Tee- Yes i did change my layout. Have been meaning to since quite a few days. This one's better on the eyes.

Sharmi said...

hey Priyanka, I am honored!! I feel immensely happy that you have tried out my recipes and liked them.
it is a great compliment when someone tries out your recipes and says it came out well. Thanks for going through all the recipes and mentioning them. Hope you will like them all.

TBC said...

Mango rasam looks good. I've never tried making rasam with mangoes.
Nice recipe.

Ramki said...


Am blogging your Rasam as a model recipe in the 1001 Rasam cookbook at
/Thanks for the recipe.

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