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Maa Inji Sadam Recipe - Mango Ginger Rice

Maa Inji Sadam - Mango Ginger Rice is a quick and easy to pack one pot meal in lunch boxes. (vegan & gluten free)
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 1
Author: Radhika


  • Maa Inji or Mango Ginger - 3 tbsp (grated)
  • Maa Inji - 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Brown rice or White rice - 3/4 cup cooked (I used brown rice)
  • Mustard - 1/2 tsp
  • Chana Dal - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Whole dry red chilies - 2
  • Green chili - 1
  • Curry leaf - 1 sprig
  • Roasted Peanuts - 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Sesame Oil - 2 tsp


  • Heat a heavy bottomed pan. Add oil and when warm, add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add chana dal, urad dal, peanuts, broken dry red chilies and roast till they change color to a golden brown.
  • Add chopped green chili, curry leaf, grated maa inji, turmeric and mix well. Let it cook over low flame for 10 to 20 seconds.
  • Add cooked rice, chopped maa inji, salt and mix well.
  • Keep tossing while cooking over low flame till the rice gets heated through.
  • This should take 1 to 2 mins. When done, switch off flame and take the pan off fire.
  • Add lemon juice and mix well.
  • Serve this maa inji rice piping hot with any dry curry of your choice or with potato chips.