Sunday, February 12, 2012

Mango And Peas Rice And An Award

          Thengai, Mangai, Pattani Sundal ( meaning literally as coconut, mango and peas chat), a popular evening snack in our beaches, this was what, that was ringing in my ears, when I was thinking about doing something with the single mango sitting in my fridge, begging for my attention. I wanted to do a rice with it, instead of doing it plain, I thought of doing it like the sundal by adding some peas and coconut to it.  The end result was very good , the peas making the rice more colorful and more nutritious too..

Need To Have
  • Basmati Rice - 1 + 1/2 cup
  • Mango - 1 medium grated
  • Frozen peas - 2 cups
  • Coconut - 1 tablespoon
  • Peanuts - a handful
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad Dal - 1 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry Leaves - 10

Roast And Grind
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Dried Red Chillies - 2 - 3
  • Chana Dal - 1 tablespoon
Roast the above and powder it with the coconut.

          Cook the rice with some turmeric and a sprig of curry leaves and cool it. Heat oil, add the mustard seeds, urad dal and peanuts, roast the nuts till golden. Now, add the asafoetida, curry leaves, grated mango and the peas and salt, saute well till cooked, then add the ground powder, mix well. The final consistency should be like a thick jam, add the cooled rice, mix and serve with some potato fry or chips.

Sending it to the Sunday Special Event at Roshan's Cucina.

Adding curry leaves while cooking the rice adds a nice flavor to the rice ( a tip by my maid in India).
Can increase the coconut to 1/2 cup too, I always try to keep it minimum.
You can mix more or less rice depending on the sourness of the mango.

          I am very happy to get this "Liebster Blog Award", thank you so much Rasi, and a big hug to you.

She is a wonderful fellow blogger, check out her space Vegetarian Food & Me, for some delicious recipes. A word about the award

"Leibster" means dearest in German and as with any award, there is bit of a ceremony involved.These are the rules if you accept the award:
  • Copy and paste the award on your blog. Link back to the blogger who gave you the award.
  • Pick your five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers who deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award.
  • Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs.
Now it's my turn to choose some of my fellow bloggers, I would like to share it with:
Chandrani of Cuisine Delights
Nivi of Bon Appetit
Prathiba Sreejit of COOK-EZEE
Amina Khaleel of Amina Creations

 Do check out their lovely blogs for some wonderful dishes, and again a big thanks to all my blogger friends out there for encouraging me with their valuable  and loving comments.
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  1. Congrats on your award! Recipe sounds nice & healthy! Very unique combo!
    Ongoing-''Valentine's Day Event''(till Feb 20th)

  2. Yes Hema, Kuzhi Paniyaram pan works wonders :) Thanks for stopping by! Following you :)

  3. Rice looks colourful and delicious...thank you so much for sharing this wonderful award with me....

  4. Rice looks yum. Sundal remember beaches......

  5. Mango and Peas rice sounds awesome Hema, looks delicious
    Congrats on your award and wishing you many more. Thanks for sharing the award with me :)

  6. Sounds so delicioussss I absolutely love any dish of mango

  7. Wow, this looks yummy indeed! Happy Valentine's day and congrats on receiving the award!!

  8. Did you say mango? I love it!! And, congrats on your lovely award. Well deserved, I must say!

  9. wow....lovely mango rice.....can feel the taste here..

    Congrats on ur award.....tons of thanx and really feel honored for sharing with me dear

  10. very flavourful and tasty recipe.. will try for sure..
    kudos on your award and thank you so much for sharing it with me Hema. !! It is my great pleasure..