Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mamidikaya pulihara/ Mango rice

Pulihara is the most popular rice item in Andhra homes.Whether a festival or a celebration, or breakfast or lunch or for the tiffin box, or for an evening snack or for dinner having guests at home, pulihara is the first thing that comes to every Andhra wife’s mind. And yes it is a must have dish anyway.

Maamidikaya pulihara or mango rice is made from raw mango. We learnt this recipe from Pratyoosha’s Mother in law and thank you amma for this simplest and splendid recipe.

Serves 2

Preparation time: 10-15 mins.


Rice 150 gms/1 cup
Medium sized raw mango 1
Refined cooking oil 2-4tsps
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Green chillies 2
Red chillies 2
Groundnuts (palli/kallekai) 1 tsp
Black gram(uddi pappu/urad dal) 1 tsp
Bengal gram(Senaga bedalu/chana dal) 1 tsp
Curry leaves 4-5
Pinch of turmeric
Salt to taste

Fresh and chopped coriander to garnish


Pressure cook the rice. Wash and peel the mango. Grate the mango. Slit the green chillies.

Once the rice is cooked, take into a shallow dish/vessel/plate, add salt to taste and a pinch of turmeric and mix well. Keep aside.

Now in a kadai/pan (bandli/mookudu) Add 2-4 tsps oil. Once oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and once they splutter, add the cumin seeds, ground nuts, black gram, Bengal gram, green chillies, red chillies and curry leaves and saute.

Season the rice with the above tempering, add the grated raw mango and mix well with hands or a big ladle so that the mango and rice are bound together.

Garnish with fresh coriander and mango rice is ready to serve.

Being a Rice item, any of the gravy curries will go well with it. But the traditional way and probably the “right” way is to have maamidikaya pulihara as it is. Tangy rice as the name pulihara suggests is tangy the mango way.

It is advisable to have more of rice and less of breads during summer. This is because rice cools the system while rotis etc create heat in the body leading to acidity, indigestion and other related health problems. The ones on diet can have lesser quantities of rice mixed is more quantities of curds if rotis are really inevitable.


Pavan said...

plsssss post more pulihaara recipes... that way i will be able to eat all of them!! :P slurpppp....

sourabh said...

Geez...yummy for the tummy...can have the pulihora for breakfast lunch and dinner...thanx for the recipe!

Pratnee said...

Yeah true.. Pulihara is a 24 by 7 dish.. Please do try it and enjoy it.:)

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