Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Mamidikaya Pulihora !



Mamidikaya Pulihora (Mango Rice) is a type of Pulihora from the Telugu Cuisine. There are others like Chinthapandu Pulihora  (Tamarind Rice) ,Nimmakaya Pulihora (Lemon Rice ) etc. Pulihora is a  tangy rice dish often made with peanuts and other lentils in tempering and the tangy factor is either from tamarind, lemon or mango. 
Vj is big fan of all these pulihora types and love to take them for lunch. Lucky me that these dishes are so quick in the morning rush and I can sleep for that extra ten to fifteen minutes. Believe me.. those ten minutes are extra special and so heavenly ! :)
I make another version of this Mango Rice where in I add some more vegetables like carrots, bell peppers, coconut etc. 



INGREDIENTS (No Onion No Garlic) (Serves 2)

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 3/4 cup grated raw mango (can use upto 1 cup)
  • 2 tbsp oil / ghee
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 tsp Channa Dal
  • 10 Cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts
  • a pinch of Hing
  • few curry leaves
  • 2 broken red chillis
  • 2 - 3 Green chillis (slit)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt as needed
  • coriander leaves (chopped)

STEPS
  • Heat oil in pan and add mustard seeds, once they splutter add chana dal, peanuts and cashew nuts.
  • When the nuts and dal turns brown, add hing, broken red chillis, slit green chillis and curry leaves.
  • Add in the grated mango, with some salt and turmeric powder.
  •  Saute for 3 - 4 minutes in medium flame and by then the raw mango will be cooked.
  • Add in the boiled rice and gently mix the rice with the mango.
  • Turn off stove  and add chopped coriander leaves
NOTES

  • You can add upto 1 cup or more grated mango depending on how tangy it is. We generally like it more tangy and I use more. 
  • I cook rice with salt for these kind of dishes. Or you can use any left over rice and make this yummy dish that is perfect for lunch boxes or picnics.
  • Adjust spices (chillis) as per taste.
  • Do not skip the curry leaves if you have. I never get them here :(
  • If you interested in more rice varieties and ideas to use leftover rice then do check HERE

With Love,

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