July 6, 2007


Hi friends, here one more simple, easy and very delicious rice recipe. In summer season only we can taste this yummy rice dish. Here is my recipe:

Mamidikaya Pulihora:
Prep time: 45mts (for rice)
Cooking time: 10mts
Serves : 3
Cuisine : Andhra

1 raw or green mango (peeled and grate it)
3 cups cooked basmati or sonamasoori rice
salt as per taste

For tempering/tadka/popu/talimpu:
4 tbsp oil
3 dry red chillies
2 green chillies (slit them length wise)
1 tsp jeera
1 tsp mustards
2 tsp chanadal
2 tsp urid dal
4 tbsp groundnuts
few curry leaves
a big pinch of hing
a big pinch of turmeric powder
3 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves

1. Cook the rice and let it cool completely.

2. Peel and grate raw mango and keep aside.

3. Prepare the tadka with oil, dry red chillies, green chillies, urid dal, chanadal, groundnuts, jeera, mustards, curry leaves, hing, coriander leaves and turmeric powder and keep aside.

4. First mix the grated raw mango with rice completely and gently with your fingers. Next add above talimpu to the rice, mix gently.

5. Finally add the salt, again mix slowly. Adjust salt and serve.

Note: 1. Careful about the salt. Add the salt in the final stage only otherwise the rice becomes watery.

2. One more thing, take care while preparing the tadka. This should be correct i.e frying groundnuts, urid dal and chana dal.
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  1. yours looks like the perfect mamidikaya pulihora, jyothi!

  2. Hi!
    The recipe is simple to try! and thanks for the tips which will be very helpful.

  3. very nice and simple one ....tips are great

  4. anusharajiJuly 07, 2007

    looks mouthwatering
    i hardly find sour mangoes now a days :(
    i started making mamidikaya pulihara and ended with kobbari annam

  5. A classic recipe and helpful tips. An all-time Andhra favorite.

    For some reason I never found sour mangoes here in the US.


  6. Thnks! I was looking for this.

  7. I love this dish. I made it last month when I laid my hands on a raw mango. Tons of flavor, right?

  8. YUM!! Mavinkai Chitranna,I love the color.Good one Jyoti:)

  9. you seem to be the expert, each & every grain is separate, beautiful presentation!

  10. This would not be too tart Jyothi?

  11. @Hi Sra, thanks for your lovely comments.

    @Hi Usha, thanks for dropping by.

    @Hi Deepa, thanks a lot.

  12. @Hi Raji, you are right. Now-a-days, we are getting only ripe mangos. your's kobbari annam looks fantastic.
    Thanks for dropping by.

    @Hi Mythili, thanks a lot.

    @Hi Sangs, try it and let me know. Thanks.

  13. @Hi Gini, you are absolutely correct. This is one of my favorite too. Thanks for dropping by. Keep on coming dear.

    @Hi Asha, thanks.

    @Hi Richa, thanks for your lovely words and comments.

  14. @Hi Cynthia, it won't be that much. According to our sour taste, we can adjust grated raw mango. Try it and let me know. Thanks for dropping by cynthia.

  15. hai jothi,
    really nice blog ya...keep going and i need a favour from u.i love all andra recipes coz they very spicy with correct proportion especially i love all veg side-dishes(with bitterguard,kovakkai)and the puppu(dhal dish)usually served with meals is really very very tasty na.can u plz explain how to cook that recipe in your blog plz...

  16. Thats a very nice combo indeed!!! :) Ilove lemmon rice so I guess this would be a stronger version with tangy raw mangoes!! :)

  17. @Hi Yamuna, thanks for dropping by. I have already posted some recipes of bittergourd and dal varities. You can check through my side bar "lablecloud" - vegetarian recipes. I am going to post, some more variations. Really very happy to hear your words about andhra food and also you liked my blog. Keep on coming. Thanks a lot.

    @Hi Coffee, not that much tangy. You can adjust grated raw mango according to your sour taste. Try it and let me know. Thanks a lot. Keep on coming.

  18. Certain dishes are bound to back you walk back down the memory lane,and one is this dish,a speciality dish of my mom,she is an expert in making pulihora,and this with raw mango is my all time favorite and Jyoti,you made me all happy happy with this dish,i will make it today as a surprise to Mr.Husband:)

  19. @Hi Alapana, even this is my family's favourite dish. I am very happy about your feelings. Thanks for dropping by and keep on visiting.