Wednesday, June 17, 2009

mangoes with coconut sticky rice



summer is the season of mangoes in India and however you resolve to keep under control , you just end up having mangoes everyday......other fruits seem just so pale when mangoes are around, i am eating my melons, peaches and plums too but as my husband loves anything with mangoes ........aam malai is a childhood favorite and mango loaf has just slowed down...........it's time for sticky rice mangoes ......it has been a week that i have been repeating this dessert every other day.......

long time back i had seen this dessert.....or actually a street food ( on discovery travel n living of course) being sold in some country( i think it was Thailand or Malayasia) neatly wrapped up in plaintain leaves........i made it just after seeing that and now i have even adapted it for a quick version........ it's so easy to make if you have coconut milk powder in your fridge........the flavors of mango and coconut milk combine so beautifully together along with a fragrant rice.....i use either basmati or short grain gobindbhog ( very fragrant variety) to make this.....actually as i cook quick recipes only these days due to time constraint, i am using the leftover rice for this , i purposely make extra rice so that i can make this for A whenever he demands......he knows he'll get it within 10 minutes........

let's start with the recipe which is more like an arrangement than a proper recipe........you just need to put everyhting together..........take a cup of cooked rice in a microwave safe bowl, add 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of coconut milk to it and microwave it for 2 minutes....the rice should look very soft and sticky and the microwaving time can be adjusted to get the right consistency.........sometimes i make it a bit runny and sometimes it is lumpy n sticky ...see both of them here .....

with the thin sticky rice...


and with the lumpy sticky rice...


.....tastes good both ways , add 1 tbsp of sugar and mix well...........top with a cup of cubed mangoes and serve hot, warm or cold.........we like it any which way......just too irresistible.......

i used to make this dish in an elaborate manner which is definitely a bit more tasty due to real coconut flesh used in that, it's more textured as you get to taste real coconut with rice n mango..........for that you need to cook the rice in usual amount of water and just when it is about to cook add pureed fresh coconut(equal amounts of cooked rice and coconut works best) to it and cover the pan so that the flavors seep in..........add sugar and top with cubes of mangoes.......and serve as you like.............this version definitely needs planning ( for coconut processing ) which i am not able to do at this point of time........the quicker version is working just fine for me.....



A can have it for breakfast, evening snack or dinner......always game for it.........

18 comments:

  1. If only mangoes were more readily available here I could make this delicious dessert every day in summer:)

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  2. Fresh n healthy! nice combination!

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  3. Love anything with mangoes..looks so yum dear..:)

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  4. Wowo I love mangoes, but never tried it this way..looks unique to me....

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  5. This is so fresh looking and I bet it tastes sooooo good -YUM!

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  6. Yes, this is thai speciality. I made it once- its too filling ya, couldn't eat much. Because they uase something called "sticky rice" to make this probably thats why. Anyway, it was good tho'. But whatever with mangoes have to taste good no? :)

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  7. oh my gosh mango and rice, it looks great, thats a must try

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  8. thanks everybody for liking the mango dessert.
    @ yasmeen it can be made with other fruits too, i have tried it successfully with plums , bananas and fresh dates.
    @SJ i remebered it is thai but wasn't sure , thanks for reminding me , i dint feel it's too heavy as the rice gets overcooked n light but yes as rice is a staple food with us it can replace a meal...we do it like that.
    @ thanks Grampa for visiting.

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  9. I do make coconut rice ... but this is so new! With so much of mangoes around ... this one is on my list now. :-)
    Good one Sangeeta!

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  10. Ha anything with mango is fine for me...You know what that SJ has a recipe for this thing in her blog...yeah you will have to search for it among all that crazy thing in there...

    Awesome one dear...

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  11. wow i have seen this on many blogs, i need to try this soon, lovely combination and with mangoes sure to be a winner

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  12. coconut and mango...delicious combination with rice !

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  13. coconut not my favourite but will try this receipe

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  14. Hi,

    Your blog is interesting!! I had never heard of the combination of mango with rice.

    Yes i sometimes eat mango with chapati, that also tastes yum..

    Thanks!!

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  15. What a quick and simple recipe! I'm going to Thailand this fall and I can't wait to try Mango Sticky Rice. I'm glad to know how to make it for myself.

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  16. this looks good, will follow along love Indian food

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  17. I love using sticky rice. And the combination with mango is a winner. Check out my version with chocolate :) http://www.phamfatale.com/id_69/title_Chocolate-filled-Sticky-Rice-Balls-with-Coconut/

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