Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Jodhpuri or Jaipuri Mangodi Pulao

This post completes two resolutions, one from here – where I planned to use my Cookbook collection fervently and other from my last post – where I decided to try out the new dishes gobbled up while travelling. I mix-matched a bookmarked recipe from Sanjeev Kapoors – Marwadi Vegetarian Cooking cookbook and the Royal Mangodi Pulao that I had in Jaipur. SK’s Jodhpuri Vegetable Pulao had cauliflower as its main ingredient which I replaced by lovely crispy soft – Mangodis from Jaipur. ;;)


Mangodi was a new ingredient for me, The Foodie bought it as a Marwadi speciality, they are small dried moong dal dumplings . Though we had bought this as a readymade pack, you can try to prepare this @ home, as nicely described by Priya here.

How to use Mangodi in your recipes : Either pressure cook or boil it they they are a bit soft, then fry it till they are golden crispy. Use it in a side-dish sabzi or Pulao as I have done here.

You Need:IMG_4696

  • 1 cup : Basmati Rice – soaked for an hour.
  • Cumin Seeds : 1tsp
  • Fennel Seeds : 1tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Black Pepper corns : 10-12 crushed
  • Dry Fruits like Cashews , Almonds, Dried Dates and Raisins – 1/4 cup
  • Mangodis : around 15 in count
  • Ginger Garlic Paste : 1-2 tbsp
  • Green Peas : 1/4 cup
  • Curd : 2-4 tbsp
  • Ghee
  • Coriander leaves : handful chopped
  • salt to taste

You Do:

  1. Cook the Mangodis as mentioned above, keep them ready to use.
  2. Heat Ghee in a open pan, Add cumin and fennel seeds. Once fragrant follow with dry fruits, stir say 1/2 min.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste and mangodis, sauté for couple of minutes. Then add rice, curd and 2 cups of hot water.
  4. Let it simmer, then add green peas and garam masala.Cover and cook on low heat, till rice is done.
  5. Sprinkle crushed pepper and garnish with coriander leaves.


Serve hot with some heated ghee over it :D

The dried dates and raisins make this chunky pulao both soft and sweet – so says SK in his Cookbook, which is quite true.

Sending this to Rice Recipe event for this month. and also to Dish name starting with J event.


  1. Yummm....The rice looks delish & inviting :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. wow nice rajasthan dish .super clicks

  3. such a classic and tempting recipe.. looks absolutely perfect !!
    Indian Cuisine

  4. I am going to bookmark it. I have heard of it, but never made or eat it. Looks superb.

  5. Pulao looks delightful and flavouful..

  6. A classic delicious recipe. Looks so inviting.

  7. Very inviting pulao.. so inviting too ..

  8. Thanks All

    @Priya .. do let me know if you like it :)

  9. Step by step preparation... loved it following you and hey do check my first event


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