Sri Rama Navami is a Hindu festival celebrating the Birth of Lord Rama. On this day, Kalyanotsavam is performed at temples and the deities are taken to a procession on streets. At some places it is more elaborate with Bhajans, Kirtans, Puja and Aarthi followed by the distribution of Prasad. On this day, Followers of Lord Rama fast or restrict themselves to a specific diet. The special neivedyam for the day is Panakam and Neermor (Butter milk).
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This time for Sri Rama Navami, I made some Mango rice along with some Panakam and Neer mor for Neivedyam.

Mango Rice

  • Mango - 1, medium size
  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Green chillies - 4 or 5
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Channa dal - 1 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
How to make it:
Cook rice with just enough water. Peel the skin of an unripe mango and shred. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and when it splutters, add urad dal and channa dal. Add the curry leaves and green chillies. Fry for a while and then add the shredded mango, turmeric powder and salt. Saute for a while and then add the cooked rice. Mix well.


  • Water - 2 cups
  • Jaggery - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom - 2 crushed
How to make it:
Dissolve Jaggery in little water and dilute as required. Add crushed cardamom and mix well. Let it stand for sometime until the cardamom looses the flavour in water.

Neer mor (Butter milk)

  • Thick home made yogurt - 1 cup
  • Ginger - 1 tsp, shredded
  • Cilantro - few, chopped
  • Hing - a pinch
  • Green chillies - 1 or 2, chopped finely (if preferred)
  • Salt - as required
How to make it:
Beat the yogurt until there are no lumps. Add enough water to dilute. Add ginger, green chillies, hing, cilantro and little salt. Mix well.

11 Responses
  1. Priya Says:

    Rice with panagam and neer moru looks fantastic Anu..

  2. Gita Says:

    Divine neiveidhyams Anu...everything looks so good :)

  3. Dershana Says:

    i too make mango rice this way, anu. the entire neivedyam set looks simple and delightful!

  4. Superchef Says:

    Panagam and neer moru! Aahh you bring back old memories to me!

  5. Suparna Says:

    hey anu,
    beautifully tasty looking presentation...good post dear

  6. Hi Anu, Wonderful recipe..looks tangy and delicious.. nice clicks too..

  7. we love mango rice..drooling rice

  8. Jagruti Says:

    Never had mango rice..looks great!!

  9. Cynthia Says:

    This makes me think of lemon rice! Yummy!