Palak/ spinach mango rice

Spinach Mango Rice1


It’s packed with nutritious spinach, tanginess of mango, crunchy almonds and toothy rice.

This Rice is perfect as a lunch box meal, variety rice or even as a main during those boring afternoons when you are done with the usual recipes. The punch of mango flavor does give this rice a unique taste and this is sure to make you drool and asking for more.

Health benefits:

Spinach has an extremely high nutritional value and is rich in antioxidants. It is a good source of vitamins A, B2, C and K, and also contains magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium and potassium.

Yields-2 servings
Cooking time-15 minutes (Assume rice is ready)


  • Brown rice-1cup (can be substituted with regular white rice or Bulgur)
  • Chopped onion-2medium
  • Grated green mango-1 medium
  • Finely Chopped spinach-1bunch
  • Finely chopped green chillies-3
  • Turmeric-1/2tsp
  • Curry leaves-10-12
  • Mustard seeds-1tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1tsp
  • Urad dal/black gram-2tsp
  • Channa dal-2tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil-2tsp
  • Lemon juice-to taste (optional)

For garnishing:

  • Chopped fresh coriander
  • Roasted peanuts/any nuts of choice


  • Spread hot cooked rice on a broad plate and allow it to cool completely.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and as it splutters, add cumin seeds, urad dal, channa dal and saut for few seconds.
  • Now add chopped onion and sauté for a minute or two/until translucent.
  • Add grated mango, salt, turmeric and sauté for a minute or two.
  • Then add chopped spinach and saute for a minutes.
  • Add cooked rice and give it a good stir and let it cook for 2-3minutes/ until heated through on a medium flame.
  • Turn off the flame- stir in lemon juice, garnish with nuts and coriander.

Spinach Mango Rice3


Serve hot with Peanut chutney

Peanut chutney


  • Make sure to use green mango not the ripe one, the quantity of mango can be increased or decreased depending on the tanginess.
  • Spices can also be personalised as per the taste.
  • Lemon juice can be skipped if the mango is tangy enough for the taste.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on October 1, 2015, in Indian, Main dish and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 53 Comments.

  1. I m longing for mangoes:-) palak and mango soumds interesting

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  2. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


  3. This looks and sounds so amazing, I really don’t have the words! Yum!!!


  4. I have tried a decent amount of rice before but never mango rice, it looks t t t t tassssty (not a typo just emphasising my excitement haha)
    Thanks for sharing your lovely recipe!

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  5. I just love all of the flavors and textures in this dish Chitra!

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  6. sounds healthy and delicious!

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  7. now that as you say is packed with vitamins and all so healthyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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  8. i admire you chithu, you come daily with some innovative recipe. Hats Off 🙂

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  9. Very healthy.. Palak and mangoe toooo wowow. Full of iron.. yummy

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  10. Might you ever do a paper cookbook?


  11. Simply awesome combination. Healthy and delicious, as always!

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  12. thank you for stopping by my blog

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  13. This looks and sounds delicious. Despite being an Indian, i have never eaten this, should be a refreshing change!

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  14. Lovely combination.. Green rice with red chutney. Love these colored foods as its easy to manipulate the kids. lol

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  15. What a yummy rice with mango and spinach ! Love this combo Chitra….

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  16. fantastic and yummy combo

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  17. I’m trying to get more spinach in my diet and this sounds like a great way to do it!

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  18. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  19. This is a beautiful dish, Chitra. I can easily imagine the flavors as you describe it. Suddenly I think I need dinner… 😉 Hugs. 🙂

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  20. Linda Fernandes

    incredible darling Chitra & great innovation.

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  21. Sounds very interestingl:)

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