One Pot Meals

Maavinakaayi Chitranna / Raw Mango Rice


Maavinakaayi Chitranna(Raw Mango Rice) is the ultimate comfort food in Karnataka Cuisine, esp on Ugadi and other festival days. Of course, Chitranna (flavoured rice) is also easy to make if you have the masala on hand. Summers provide ample opportunities to make this frequently, and we sure don’t miss out on the opportunity. This recipe comes from my mom who makes this dish awesome.

This goes to Blogging Marathon Day 5 and also Sumadhura’s Cooking with Seeds – Mustard originally conceived by Priya

Preparation time : 20 mins. Cooking time : 30 mins. Serves : 2


·         Long grained rice – 1 cup

·         Grated raw mango – ½ cup

·         Salt – 1 tbsp

·         Jaggery – 2 tbsp grated

·         Oil – 5 tbsp

Masala / Spice paste:

·         Mustard  seeds – 1 tsp

·         Turmeric – 1 tsp

·         Green Chillies – 2 nos

·         Red chillies – 3

·         Grated coconut – ¼ cup


·         Mustard Seeds, Channa Dal, Urad  Dal – 1 tsp each

·         Oil – 4 tbsp

·         Curry leaves & Coriander leaves – few

·         Cashewnuts – 1 tbsp (opt)


1)      Soak the rice for 20 mins. Drain and cook till all the grains separate. Fluff the rice with 3 tbsp oil and ½ tsp turmeric. Cool in a large plate.

2)     Grind all the masala ingredients along with grated coconut (Reserve 2 tbsp of grated mango) into a thick paste. Add very little water to this paste.

3)     In a skillet, make the tempering. Add the masala paste and fry till the masala leaves the side of the pan.

4)     Pour the above tempering + masala on the rice and mix well gently. Take care not to break the rice grains.

5)     Add the salt, jaggery, coriander leaves and mix well again

6)     Serve as it is or with curd / Raitha.


Check out the Blogging Marathoners doing BM#5 along with me Curry in a hurry under 30 min:Priya Suresh, Srivalli, Usha Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid’s Special: Vardhini, Seven Days of Indian Sweets: Harini, Suma, Veena Seven Days of Regional Specials: Aarthi, Kalyani, Pavani, Shylaja Summer Coolers: PJVaishaliUnder 15 mins Quick Breakfast: Sushma Pinjala,



  1. good and flavorful for sure.

  2. lovely mango rice…will try soon

  3. That rice so inviting and tempting. Tangy, spicy and yummy.

  4. wow!!!!love this..My aunt makes this …yummm

  5. MySpicyKitchen

    I like mamidikaya pulihora / maavinakaayi chitranna.. It is prepared very often back home during summers, when sour raw mangos are abundant

  6. Priya Suresh

    Slurp,tangy rice makes me hungry..

  7. Looks so mouhwatering and delicious
    South Indian Recipes

  8. Rice prevents the absorption of several vitamins and minerals. Rice when taken in bulk will reduce the absorption of vital nutrients like zinc, iron and the B vitamins.

  9. I tried the recipe and mango rice came out so good.. Thanks for this wonderful recipe. WE all loved it!

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