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 is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

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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