I am taking a off tomorrow so my weekend starts from tomorrow itself :) Its a great relief actually as I've planned few pending works to be completed this weekend and now having 3 days in hand I've to utilise it.This time not much on the cooking front for sharmis passions so my drafts should speak for few more weeks :) When I saw this recipe from a tamil magazine I instantly wanted to try, as it looked flavourful and tempting. And it didnt disappoint me at all, yummy tangy rice ready.
- First grind the ingredients under 'to grind' without adding water to a slightly coarse paste. Keep aside
- Now heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds let it crackle. Now add channa dal , urad dal and turmeric powder, perungayam. When the dals turns slightly browned, now add dry red chillies and peanuts. Roast until the peanuts turn slightly browned.
- Now add the ground paste and saute until the moisture leaves. Add salt and keep sauting until it collects to thick pulp when oil oozes out slighlty with a shine in the texture it may take 5-7 mins. This is the correct stage. Switch off.
- Take cooked rice and add this paste to it and mix well until it is coated well. Check and add salt only if required. Serve with chips or papad.
- Do not add water while grinding as raw mango will leave water by itself.
- Grinding it to a smooth or a coarse paste is upto ur choice.
- Add little water while adding the thooku to the tempered paste to make it a little runny in consistency if you feel difficult to mix it with rice
This is sure a easy variety rice which is quick fix for lunch. Potato chips or papad is a nice combination for manga sadam. There are lot of ways this manga sadam can be done but recently I found this recipe suiting to our family taste so this is going to be my keeper :)
Have a nice happening weekend and see you all on Monday.....!