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Mammidikaya Pulihora (Raw Mango Rice)
Ugadi, the Telugu New Year, is round the corner. It is also new year for Kannadigas (Yugadi), Maharashtrians (Gudi Padwa), Sindhis (Cheti Chand) and Kashmiri Hindus (Navreh).
Instructions
  1. Cook rice as usual.
  2. Spread out the warm rice in a plate.
  3. Drizzle about 1 tbsp oil on the rice.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add salt, turmeric, and curry leaves to the rice.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Peel and grate the mango.
  8. In a kadai, heat the remaining oil till it is medium hot.
  9. Add mustard seeds to it.
  10. When the mustard seeds sputter, add Udad dal, Chana dal and fry till light brown.
  11. Next add peanuts and fry them till they start to split.
  12. Add split red chillies and fry for a few seconds.
  13. Next add the grated mango and fry for about a minute.
  14. Add to the rice and mix well. Serve warm,
Recipe Notes

The mango must be khatta/tangy.
Do not fry the grated mango too much or it will lose its flavour.
If you like your food spicy, crush the fried red chillies before mixing in rice.

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