Raw Mango and Turmeric Brown Rice ready to be served.

Raw Mango and Turmeric Brown Rice

  • Author: Richa
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 -helping 1x
  • Category: main course
  • Cuisine: south indian


Make the most of mango season with raw mango and turmeric brown rice. A healthier alternative to Maavinakayi Chitranna/ Mangai sadham as it is locally called.


  • 1 cup Brown Rice (raw)
  • 2 tablespoons (Oil)
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Urad Dal (black gram skinned)
  • 1 teaspoon Chana Dal (split gram)
  • 2 Chilies (dried Red)
  • 1 Onion (large , sliced)
  • 1 Mango (Raw , peeled and grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder (Red)
  • 1/3 teaspoon Turmeric (Powder)
  • 2 sprigs Curry Leaves
  • Salt to taste.


  1. Pressure cook brown rice till cooked through. This takes approximately 12-15 minutes. Drain, if required and keep aside.
  2. Meanwhile heat oil in a large pan or kadhai and add mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal and red chilies. Saute for a minute till the dals are lightly brown.
  3. Add onions and cook for 3-4 minutes, and add raw mango. Cook the raw mango till it starts wilting slightly (a minute or two) and mix in red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and curry leaves.
  4. Add cooked rice and toss everything together. Cover and cook on low flame for 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle with a few more curry leaves or coriander and serve hot.