sweet mango rice / amba bhaat
Sweet Mango Rice / Amba Bhaat | Maharashtian cuisine
Written by Jayashree
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Sweet Mango Rice is a delectable sweet dish from Maharashtrian cuisine. It is also known as Amba Bhaat, amba means mango and bhaat is the Marathi word for steamed rice. It is ideal to make for festive occasions.

Summer is all set to show it’s colors, the next two months it will heat, heat and more heat here. The only way is to try to beat the heat and stay hydrated. Fruits like mango and watermelon bring solace to us.

Mango, king of fruits is best eaten as it is. The fun of eating a mango messing the hands is something different and relatable to many. The love for cooking made me try this sweet mango rice and it was good. Earlier, I had made ambua,  it is a dal with mango. The mambazha pulissery from Kerala cuisine is tasty and eagerly want to make it again. Desserts like chocolate streaked mango ice cream and mango parfait are loved by all.

 Sweet Mango Rice / Amba Bhaat | Maharashtrian cuisine

Ingredients:                                   measurement used : 1 cup = 250 ml
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon +1 teaspoon ghee
  • 3/4 cup mango pulp
  • 5 cashew powdered
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 5 cashew for garnishing
  • 2 cloves
Method:
  1. Cook the rice in a pressure cooker, let it not be mushy.
  2. Once the pressure releases, remove the rice in a pan, add ghee and sugar to it. Let cook for some time.
  3. Add the mango pulp and the cashew powder to it. Let the flavors imbibe.
  4. Finally, add cardamom powder to it.
  5. Take a teaspoon of ghee in a small pan, add cloves and the cashew pieces to it. Once it is light golden, put it to the cooked sweet dish.
  6. Sweet Mango Rice is ready to serve.
Direct cooking method:
  1. Wash rice and keep it aside.
  2. In a  pan, add some ghee. Put cloves, and cashew pieces to it. Saute for sometime.
  3. Add rice to it, saute for two minutes. Add two cups of water and let it cook.
  4. Once the rice is cooked, add sugar and the remaining ghee to it. Let the sugar dissolve and boil for two minutes.
  5. Now, put the mango puree and cashew powder to it.
  6. Let cook for some time.
  7. Finally, add cardamom powder to it.
Take a tip:
  • It is best to use Alphanso mangoes.
  • One can use any variety of mango.
  • Use more sugar if needed.
  • Ready mango pulp can be used.

 

sweet mango rice / amba bhaat

sweet mango rice / amba bhaat

Sweet Mango Rice/ Amba Bhaat

Sweet Mango rice is a delectable sweet dish from Maharashtrian cuisine.

Course festive treats, sweets, traditional sweets
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Keyword recipes with mango, sweets with mango, traditional maharashtrian sweet

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon +1 teaspoon ghee
  • 3/4 cup mango pulp
  • 5 cashew powdered
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 5 cashew for garnishing
  • 2 cloves

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice in a pressure cooker, let it not be mushy.
  2. Once the pressure releases, remove the rice in a pan, add ghee and sugar to it. Let cook for sometime.
  3. Add the mango pulp and the cashew powder to it. Let the flavours imbibe.
  4. Finally, add cardamom powder to it.
  5. Take a teaspoon of ghee in a small pan, add cloves and the cashew pieces to it. Once it is light golden in colour, put it to the cooked sweet dish.
  6. Sweet Mango Rice is ready to serve.
  7. Direct cooking method:
  8. Wash rice and keep it aside.
  9. In a  pan, add some ghee. Put cloves, and cashew pieces to it. Saute for sometime.
  10. Add rice to it, saute for two minutes. Add two cups water and let it cook.
  11. Once the rice is cooked, add sugar and the remaining ghee to it. Let the sugar dissolve and boil for two minutes.
  12. Now, put the mango puree and cashew powder to it.
  13. Let cook for sometime.
  14. Finally, add cardamom powder to it.

Recipe Notes

  • It is best to use alphanso mangoes
  • Other variety of mangoes may be used.
  • Adjust sugar as per taste required and sweetness of mangoes.

sweet mango rice / amba bhaat

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23 Comments
  1. Lata lala

    Sweet Mango rice sounds delectable and an apt recipe to be made in summer season when mangoes flood the markets in abundance.

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Thank you Lata

      Reply
  2. cookingwithsapana

    I love making sweet rice but never used mango. This Maharashtrian version of sweet rice looks very inviting.

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Thank you Sapana

      Reply
  3. Pavani

    This is a very interesting rice dish with mango – totally new to me. It sounds absolutely delicious – perfect for the mango season.

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Thankyou Pavani

      Reply
  4. Sandhya

    I like everything mango and this rice is no exception. This reminds me of narali Bhat also from Maharashtra!

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Thankyou Sandhya. Yes, similar to Narali bhat.

      Reply
  5. blessmyf🍎🍏dbypayal

    Sweet rice using sugar or jaggery has been made number of times but never added mangoes to it. Sweetness of sugar and mild tanginess of mangoes is surely a worth trying combo in this rice recipe.

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Yes, it is different and tasty. Thank you for the visit.

      Reply
  6. JollyHomemadeRecipes

    Looks delicious..can image the aroma of cooked rice in house. loved this delectable mango rice recipe. Thanks for mentioning my rose mango lassi in your beautiful article.

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Thank you Jolly, it is tasty. You are welcome.

      Reply
  7. mayurisjikoni

    Never tasted sweet rice with mango, must be so so delicious. Next time I have a bit of mango puree, am definitely trying out this recipe.

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Thankyou Mayuri, do try it.

      Reply
  8. Anshu

    Oh I love mangoes and this Amba Bhat is a really interesting recipe with mangoes to try the upcoming summer season…

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Thankyou Anshu, hope you try it.

      Reply
  9. jhumuhere

    Never tried this unique dish but I am sure it must be flavourful…in few days mangoes will be abundant in market and I can try it

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Yes, mango season is yet to start. Do try it. Thankyou.

      Reply
  10. Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey

    We love mangoes in any form and this mango rice sounds so delicious. Wonderful share.

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Thankyou Jagruti

      Reply
  11. mayurisjikoni

    Jayashree thank you so much for linking my Mango Sriracha Hummus recipe.

    Reply
    • Jayashree

      Welcome Mayuri

      Reply
  12. Nicole Oke

    Sounds delicious! I wish I had the ingredients already so I could give it a try today 🙂

    Reply

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