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Mango Rice Recipe | How to Make Mango Rice

This is a super simple step-by-step recipe that shows you how to make raw mango rice. I love how simple it is to make and love the tart taste of raw mangoes in this recipe.
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Karnataka | South Indian, South Indian
Keyword raw mango rice recipe
recipe mango rice recipe
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 315kcal


  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • ½ raw mango grated
  • 3 tbsp. peanuts
  • 1 tsp. chana dal split chickpeas
  • 1 tsp. urad dal split black lentils
  • ¼ tsp. turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 red chillies dry
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 pinch asafetida
  • 2 tbsp. grated coconut
  • 2 green chillies sliced
  • 1 tbsp. cilantro chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste


  • Keep all the ingredients together when you start making this dish.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and peanuts and saute till peanuts are golden brown.
  • Now add heeng or asafetida, chana dal, urad dal and curry leaves. Saute for 1 minute on low flame.
  • Add dry red chillies, chopped green chillies and ginger paste and cook for 1 minute.
  • Now add grated raw mango along with turmeric powder and salt. Cook for about 5 minutes till raw mango is cooked and looks mushy. It will release water.
  • Now add grated coconut or coconut chutney (as I had some leftover). Mix everything well.
  • Add cooked rice and mix well taking care not to break the rice grains.
  • Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves or cilantro.
  • Your delicious mango rice is ready to eat.


  • This is a great dish for using leftover rice or pre-cooked rice. This does work better with previously cooked rice instead of freshly cooked rice.
  • When sautéing ingredients always do so on low flame.
  • I use half a raw mango as the mangoes I get here are very sour. If you are using a mango that is less sour, feel free to use more. Go as per the tartness you like.
  • You can add more green chillies if you like a spicier rice.
  • You can couple this rice with raita for a hearty meal.


Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 16.2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.3mg