One of the most loved features of the Indian summer is Mangoes. Mangoes-unripe or ripe are much loved by majority of Indians. The green, unripe mangoes find their way in anything from simple summer drinks to laborious preserves like pickles. This Manga Ogre or green Mango rice is one such recipe that makes use of the season’s bounty of green mangoes, along with some coconut and mustard seeds.
This is one more recipe from my Mother-in-law’s ‘Khana Khazana’ (Food treasure). I love the taste of the raw mango coupled with coconut , coriander and specially the mustard seeds-refreshing during these summer days.We made make this for Ramnavami.
It is super easy to put together this flavorful tangy rice, without spending too much time in the kitchen specially in the sweltering summer heat. Use mangoes that are less tart (like the Totapuri variety) so that the rice does not get too sour or adjust the amount of the mango if using a sour variety. Serve this Manga Ogre as it is or with a salad and papad on the side, for a refreshing summer meal.
Serve this Manga Ogre as it is or with salad/Papad of choice for a refreshing summer meal.