Maainji (Mango-ginger) Rice

I have not had mango-ginger in any form other than pickle. This time when I got mango-ginger I wanted to prepare anything but pickle; from internet (more specifically from I learnt mango ginger rice can be prepared and was more than happy to try it out. It so flavorful but tastes & looks more like lemon rice.


1. Mango ginger –  4″ piece
2. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
3. Dry red chilies – 3
4. Oil – 2 tbsp
5. Urad dal – 1 tbsp
6. Bengal gram – 1 tbsp
7. Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
8. Asafoetida – 1 pinch
9. Turmeric powder – 1 pinch
10. Onion – 1 small (optional)
11. Lemon juice – 1-2 tbsp (optional)
12. Cooked rice – 2 cups
13. Salt to taste


Step 1:  Wash, peel and grate the mango ginger; chop onion finely if using.
Step 2: Heat oil in a kadai, splutter mustards seeds in it, fry bengal gram & urad dal, add broken chilies, curry leaves and sprinkle asafoetida & turmeric powder.
Step 3: Saute onion (if using) and then grated mango-ginger.
Step 4: Now add cooked rice, salt to taste and mix thoroughly. Drizzle more oil and lemon juice if required.
Step 5: Serve with any fries or papads.

* Roasted peanuts can be added in the tempering which will make it more tasty and healthy.


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