Inji Manga Sadam | Ginger Raw Mango Rice


So I thought long and hard for a rice dish from the alphabet ‘I’. Finally I landed on this quick easy and totally delicious raw mango and ginger rice. Inji is Tamil for ginger and manga is raw mango. This is the mango season and so this raw mango and ginger rice is just in time for you try during the hot Indian summer. It is perfect to make using leftover cooked rice.

I added some peanuts to it to appeal to my daughter and that worked like a charm. You can omit it if you don’t like peanuts. It struck me later that I could have garnished this rice with fried onions which could have added to the crunch element. If you try it, let me know how that turned out.

For other ginger recipes check out Inji Thokku Dosai and Lentil Ginger Soup


Serves 3

Recipe adapted from here


1 cup Rice

2 tsp Oil

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

1 sprig curry leaves

1 tsp Urad dal

2 Green chillies

1 tbsp Peanuts (optional)

1 Raw mango, small, peeled and grated

20 gms Ginger, peeled and grated

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

Fresh coriander for garnish





  • Cook the rice as per your usual method and set aside
  • In a pan, heat the oil and add the mustard seeds
  • Once the mustard seeds splutter, add the urad dal, green chillies, curry leaves and peanuts
  • When the urad dal starts turning brown, add the grated ginger and raw mango
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes till the mango turns tender
  • Add the cooked rice, turmeric powder and salt
  • Mix well to combine
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes on medium flame
  • ย Garnish with fresh coriander
  • Serve warm with chips or raita
  • Enjoy!


This is my post for the Biryani / Pulao / Khichadi festival for the alphabet ‘I’

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. This one is a typical South recipe , right ? And I love such simple and quick ones . Such a blessing they are and yes those peanuts would please me too .

  2. Kalyani says:

    Inji and iyengar seem to be the catchwords today ๐Ÿ™‚ this is a flavourful dish, sowmya and the nendran chips on the side make it more welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Yummy rice with mango. Looks delicious, i have made this dish too, coming later in the month.

  4. Suma Gandlur says:

    Simple yet packed with flavors. Mango and ginger combo must have made ghe dish yummier.

  5. srividhya says:

    This is a great pick for I. At first I thought you used manga inji (the other vaeirty) and then read its green mango + ginger. Nice twist.

  6. Srivalli Jetti says:

    I had Inji Mango on the list for I too, but the simple fact that I am not a great fan of ginger or inji manga kept me away. Your preparation though looks very inviting!

  7. At first I thought about maa inji, but only after reading through I got it. The mango rice with ginger would taste amazing in the rice.

  8. harini says:

    Looks amazing and we are great fans of mango and ginger and so it is on my to-do list. I also used Inji for today ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Summer is the perfect time to cook Mango Rice with some yummy farm fresh mangoes .. Flavoring it with ginger is a yummy twist..

  10. Pavani says:

    Wow, this is a great pick for I! It is so simple yet very flavourful! The mango and ginger combination must of made the dish even yummier!

  11. FoodTrails says:

    Simple and yet so flavourful. I like the combination of tangy mango with other spices and curry leaves.

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