Monday, November 17, 2008

Green Mango Rice and some Snowy thoughts..

Snowing in FALL!
The snow machine has started here in snow capital Cleveland, known for some record snow. Growing up in the warm tropics ;native to green mangoes ,moving to a cold continental climate was quite a transition for me.Its our 4th winter in ca..ca..ca..cold Cleveland and overwhelming experience with the white crystalline fluffy form of precipitation. It feels heavenly watching the snow fall and settling on the naked tall trees and winter greens.With all the past attempts to make a snowman failing miserably,I hope to make one this season.Slippery snowy roads can make harder to travel and my worried hubby has a handy list of don't s essential for my amateur driving skills.Here are some of the shots of the first snow of the season. I hope to post some more of beautiful snow pictures as it snows in Cleveland.


Let's warm up with Green mangoes,the reminder of the summery tropics.With the same one mango used to make the mango dal and I also made this tart Mango Rice.For those who enjoy the tang in their food here is the piquant Lemon Rice recipe.

Recipe
Ingredients
2 cups Rice
1 cup Shred Green Mango,leave the peel on
1 teaspoon Moong dal(lentil)
1/2 a small Onion finely chopped.
1/2 inch fresh ginger root peeled and grated
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon each of cumin seeds and mustard seeds
1 green chilly,finely chopped.
2 dry red chillies
2 table spoon Olive Oil
Cilantro for garnish

Method
Wash and soak the rice in cold water for about 10 minutes.Cover and cook in 2 1/2 cups of water and salt until tender.Set aside.
Heat Oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Add Onions,seeds,chillies and lentils.When translucent about 3 minutes ,add turmeric and freshly grated ginger. saute for a minute before adding the shred mango.Let cook while stirring occasionally for about 8 minutes.Mix in the Rice and let flavors infuse for about 5 minutes before turning the heat off.Serve warm with Sambhar.

Green Mango Rice and the following rice recipes are heading off to Sirvalli's Rice mela.
Vegetable Biryani,Hyderabadi Lamb Biryani,Mung dal Khichdi,Qubooli(Lentil Biryani),Soy Vegetable Biryani,Fish Biryani and Shrimp(prawns) Biryani

25 comments:

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely dear.the recipe is first for me.It looks very good.Will try.
I love raw mangoes.

Nice snow pics.Here(NJ) 2 weeks back it snowed for few hours.after that and till now,its raining heavily and mostly with chilly wind.I am waiting for snow now :D

Bharti said...

That looks lovely ( the food not the snow! I'm sorry but I'm an un-winter person)
But yeah, the raw mango rice- must be so yummy. My MIL used to make raw mangoes pakodas- I've tried them just once and they were just outta this world.

Chandani said...

i also love green mangoes, will have to convince my husband to try this:)..loved your snow pics, it has been snowing since this morning here in pittsburgh,too...

syeda said...

Cool Yasmeen,the pictures of both raw mango rice and snow both are great!It looks so beautiful when it snows isnt it..just like a white sheet spread all over...i am sure it has a lip side to it,cleaning drivways,slippery roadside...but it looks all good when u see it for a short duration!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

mango rice looks yum. presentation is nice. it must be so much fun to see the snow falling.. :) never seen snow in CA :(

Priya said...

WOw wat a superb snow clicks..Mango rice looks really delicious..love the presentation...

n33ma said...

Beautiful snow pics.....like how you shaped the rice like a mango....verrrryyyy nice.

Gita's Kitchen said...

I too love watching snow fall as it was also so new to me. Mango rice for a freezing day, great :)

anudivya said...

Nevah tried this! Mango is my favorite fruit, raw or ripe, nothing beats it.

Suma Rajesh said...

woo..snaps are too gud ..nd also the mngo shaped rice looks awsome..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Awesome Mango rice and I like the shape specially... So how is it to have the first flakes of snow... I guess it isnt gonna be as cold as it was last yr... But there is still time to expect the great deal of snow...

raaji said...

hey what a thought of presening the mango rice in the shape of mango....

Pearlsofeast said...

Lovely Yasmeen, U have presented it so well.Nice glimpse of snow.It does feel nice and but really harder when they start to melt.

Vibaas said...

Woohoo..i have all the ingredients :) Love the way you have presented it.

Zee said...

Ah well it already started snowing..be careful with the driving and all the best with the snowman..do post the pics if you manage to make one:)
Mango rice is one of my faves..my hubby is averse to zesty flavors so I usually don't prepare this:(
Loved the lemon rice and the egg plant chutney was something very new for me..gotta try it:)

Jaishree said...

Yasmeen,the pictures of both raw mango rice and snow both are great!Mango rice looks really delicious..Ilove the presentation...coool!!

G.Pavani said...

ooh...nice design yaar..it looks colurful ans yummy

Uma said...

wow, love the mango shape! rice looks fabulous!

Kitchen Flavours said...

I can feel the taste of mango and rice right now. Looks yummy. All the best to make snowman.

Ramya said...

Nice Presentation. Wish my mom did these kind for me when i was kid. ;)
Pls visit YAAT post at my blog. I have something for you...

maimoona said...

I too enjoyed the first snow here in Chicago yesterday.Its just beautiful to see snow fall.
Raw mango rice looks tempting!
Nice pictures of both snow and mango rice.

Cynthia said...

Talk about perfect presentation!

Anjum said...

hey yasmeen,i was on a vacation to egypt i really missed ur recipes...u made awesome stuff in this whole week..thanks for sharing ur awards wid me..will add them whn i find time..thanks sweetie

Anjum said...

hey yasmeen,i was on a vacation to egypt i really missed ur recipes...u made awesome stuff in this whole week..thanks for sharing ur awards wid me..will add them whn i find time..thanks sweetie

Srivalli said...

Awww..so many lovely dishes!..thanks yasmeen for all your dishes...:)

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