Mango (Raw) - Pachai Mangai - 1no.
Raw rice - Pacharisi - 1 cup
Mustard seeds - Kadugu - 1 tea spoon
Cumin seeds - Jeeragam - 1 tea spoon
Green chillies - Pachai milagai - 2 nos.
Red chillies - Kaintha milagai - 1 no.
Black gram dal - Ulutham paruppu - 1 table spoon
Bengal gram dal - Kadalai paruppu - 1 table spoon
Curry leaves - Karuvepilai - small quantity
Coriander leaves - Kothamali
Peanuts - Verkadalai - small quantity
Cashew nuts - Munthiri paruppu - small quantity
Grated/shredded coconut - Thuriviya thengai - 1 table spoon
Asafoetida - Perungayam - a pinch
Turmeric powder - Manjal podi - 1 tea spoon
Oil for frying
Salt to taste
- Wash and peel mango and slice it using chopper/slicer. Slit green chillies and keep other ingredients ready.
- Heat oil in a pan/kadai, add asafoetida, splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chilly, green chillies, curry leaves, black gram dal, bengal gram dal, fry for some time, then add peanuts and cashew nuts and fry for some time.
- Finally add mango slices with little turmeric powder and salt and mix for some time. Add grated coconut. Meanwhile keep rice in pressure cooker or rice cooker or microwave, add only 2 cups of water for 1 cup of rice and add a drop of oil and a pinch of salt so that it wont stick to each other. Once it is cooked spread over and allow it to cool. Then add the fried contents, add salt and mix well.
Mango rice is delicious and ready to be served. It can be served for 3 persons. It requires hardly 20 minutes to cook. Serve with potato chips, or any curry of your choice.
Note: Masala items like mustard seeds, cumin seeds, bengal gram dal, black gram dal, red chilly, green chillies can be fried and grinded and added to this.
Optional: Grated coconut can be removed. Ingredients can be added/removed.
If we're not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn't settle for junk food.