Mango reminds me of my mischievous summer childhood days at grandpa's place. We had a huge mango tree at backyard. When all mangoes are pluck from trees, grandma used to distribute to neighborhood and we cousins were the ones to deliver. It was like any other Indian festive. (Like distributing ellu-bella). Relatives who never showed for year ,were visiting at this time.
This time of the year is also synonymous with pickles. Grandma used to make varieties of recipes out of this mango. There was less usage of tamarind in the kitchen. It was bliss to mix hot white rice and ghee/ coconut oil, a foodie delight.
Here is the recipe, most commonly prepared on Ugadi(South Indian new year) Mango rice.
2 cups cooked rice(cook 2 cup of rice with 3 cups of water) cool it.
1 grated mango
1 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
Cilantro for garnishing
Tempering ingredients :
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp Urad dal
1 tsp channa dal
4-5 curry leaves
2-3 red chilies
3-4 green chilies
1 tsp peanuts
1 tsp cashew nuts
Heat a pan add tempering ingredients as on the list. Once the nuts are golden brown add grated mango sauté it, add turmeric powder and salt mix well and close the lid leave it till the mango are smashed.
Now, add rice and mix well. garnish with cilantro.
You can also make another type. Grind the coconut, red chilies and 1/2 tsp mustard seeds without adding water and mix with mango and rice.