April 01, 2017

Summer is well upon us and to make the heat a tad more bearable, so is the mango season! Here are two delicious recipes that herald the season!

 Mango Rice Image Source

Mavinkai Chitranna or Mango Rice using raw mango is a must-cook on Ugadi, which we just celebrated. But you can cook it quickly & relish it through summer.

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup rice
  2. 1 medium sized raw mango
  3. 1/2 cup grated coconut
  4. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  5. 2 tbsp groundnut or peanuts
  6. 1 tsp urad dal
  7. 1 tsp chana dal (Bengal gram)
  8. 1 tsp salt
  9. 5 - 6 curry leaves
  10. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  11. 4 tbsp oil
  12. 2 - 4 red chili
  13. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  14. 1 tsp fenugreek or methi seeds

Preparation

  1. Cook the rice and keep it aside. Rice should be cooked well but not mushy.
  2. Wash, peel and grate the mango.
  3. Take red chili, mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds in a pan and dry roast it under medium flame until mustard seeds starts spluttering. Add in curry leaves, roast for few seconds and switch off the stove.
  4. Grind the roasted ingredients into a fine powder.
  5. Add in grated mango, grated coconut and grind it again.
  6. Fry the groundnuts until they start crackling. Add mustard seeds, gram dal and urad dal. Fry until mustard seed splutters.
  7. Add in the ground roasted spices, curry leaves, and turmeric powder. Sauté for a while and switch off the stove.
  8. Add the cooked rice and salt. Mix well and serve.

 Mavina Seekarane Image Source

Mavina Seekarane or sweetened mango pudding uses the ripe fruit.

Ingredients

  1. 2 large mangoes
  2. 2-3 tbsp cup grated jaggary
  3. 5 cup milk
  4. 2 cardamom (crushed)

Preparation

  1. Peel the mangoes and chop them into small pieces. Mash to a pulp.
  2. Mix the pulp with milk, jaggary, and the crushed cardamom.
  3. Mango Seekarane can be served chilled or as an accompaniment with pooris or even dosa.

Of course, you can eat the fruit on its own or make a lassi or srikand too!

Nutritive Value of Mango

Mangoes aid in the absorption of iron and prevents dehydration, and are a rich source of pectin, which is used to treat gastro-intestinal disorders.

  • Quantity: 100 gm
  • Calories: 60
  • Fat: 0.4 gm
  • Protein: 0.8 gm
  • Vitamin A: 21%
  • Vitamin C: 60%

For more DIY recipes, check out - DIY Festive Food For Sankranti.