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Raw Mango Rice | Manga Saadam

Tangy rice dish with raw mango, peanuts, chillies, curry leaves and spices

Raw mango rice, also known as manga saadam, mamidikaya pulihora and mavinakayi chitranna, is a delicacy from South India. It is similar to lemon rice in preparation. Instead of lemon, raw mango adds the tanginess to the dish. It is a simple, quick and healthy one pot meal and can be prepared with leftover rice too. This lightly spiced raw mango rice is a perfect lunch box recipe and convenient to carry during travel.

Grated raw mango is cooked in a flavorful tempering of dals, peanuts, curry leaves and chillies which is then mixed with steamed rice. The chillies, peanuts and other flavorings balance the tang from the raw mango. Instead of peanuts, you can also add cashew nuts. You can serve this rice with spicy potato roast or with some vadam or pappad.



Rice - 1 cup
Raw mango - 1.5 cup, peeled and grated
Green chillies - 2 to 3, chopped or slit
Ginger - 1 tsp, grated
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Peanuts - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Split urad dal - 1 tsp
Chana dal - 1/2 tsp
Dried red chillies - 2, halved
Gingelly oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste


1. Wash the rice well and cook it. Spread it on a plate and allow to cool.

2. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add urad dal, chana dal and peanuts. Fry till peanuts are roasted and dals turn golden.

3. Now add dried red chilly, green chillies, curry leaves, ginger and turmeric powder. Fry for a minute and then add grated mango. Saute for 2 minutes.

4. Add the cooked rice, salt and combine well stirring for another 2-3 minutes.


1. You can use either raw rice or basmati rice. Make sure rice is not overcooked.

2. Use sour and tangy mangoes. If the mangoes are less sour, then add little lemon juice at the end.


  1. Simply Simple!! Im sure it tastes yumm!! Yet to try it :)

  2. one my fav comfy food :) yours looks super delicious and wonderfully presented dear :)

  3. Tangy flavorful rice,yummy

  4. Healthy and quick rice bowl.. Peanuts has given rich flavour to this recipe..

  5. Mango sadam,never tried that before.This one looks so good.

  6. Ahhh this is my all time favorite.Wonderful pics

  7. I love mangoes.. Seeing your pics, I'm forcing my hubby get me some raw mangoes.. Mango rice looks awesome sona

  8. Tangy and tonguetickling rice...Love this one pot meal.

  9. Never tried it ...but they looks so good

  10. looks so yummy..lovely clicks too..

  11. wow !! with raw mango..simply can imagine how it can taste..wud love to try..and the first thing that ocmes to mind, seeing the name is the song.."pachamanga pachamanga.." by Navya Nair and Pritvi ;)

  12. I adore the sour and spicy tinge but strange though I have never made mango rice. Its about time and I am tempted after seeing the delicious outcome as per your recipe.

  13. I love this a lot, loved your cure bowls :)

  14. Our family fav.. Lovely clicks :)

  15. Mango rice looks delicious and yummy Sona.. Interesting recipe dear :-)

  16. Delicious, tangy and healthy one pot meal.

  17. Delicious and flavorful mango rice. Nice presentation too..


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