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How to make Sweet Mango with Sticky Rice Recipe and Vocabulary

ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง | Khao Niew Mamuang

Mango with Sticky Rice Recipe and Vocabulary

Mango with sticky rice - learn more about Thai culture with Thai Language Hut school

Khao Niew Mamuang is a very popular, traditional Thai dessert comprising of fresh yellow sweet mango with sweet sticky rice often served with coconut milk and small dried salted yellow mung beans. The taste is fresh, sweet but a little sour and is enjoyed by Thais and foreigners equally.

The desert is readily available almost all year round but is particularly popular in the summer mango season when the Mango and sticky rice is delicious - come learn about Thai culture with us :-)price of mango halves. It is little known, but the desert with sticky sweet rice, coconut milk and dried mung beans, can also be made with durian (the rather smelly but delicious Thai fruit) and jack fruit amongst other fruits.

Khao Niew Mamuang is easy to make here is the recipe and some step by step instructions for you:

It takes about 30-40 minutes from cooking the rice to preparing the mangoes to make Khao Niew Mamuang …and a very short time to eat! Be warned, however, this dessert will add a few inches to your waistline!

Ingredients for 4 people:

Mangoes 4 ripesweet yellow Thai mango - learn more about Thai culture with us

White sticky rice 250 grams

Coconut milk 100 ml

Water 50 ml

Palm or coconut sugar 75 grams

Salt ¼ teaspoon

50 grams of dried salted yellow mung beans

Coconut cream sauce

Coconut milk 100 ml

Plain flour ½ teaspoon

A pinch of salt


1. Soak the rice in a bowl of water for 3 hours. Drain and then spread the rice in a steamer basket lined with a muslin cloth.

2. Fill a steamer pan with water and bring to the boil. Set the steamer pan over the water and steam on medium heat for 20-25 minutes or until the rice swells and cooks.

3. Mix the coconut milk, the water, sugar and salt into a small saucepan until smooth.

4. Spoon the hot rice into a bowl and mix it with the coconut milk mixture. Cover and leave to rest for 10 minutes.

5. Mix the coconut milk, flour and salt together for the coconut cream sauce and gently heat in a saucepan for 2-3 minutes.

6. Peel the mangoes, cut into small slices and arrange on each plate. Serve with the sticky rice, the mung beans and the coconut milk sauce.

If you do not wish to cook this dish, it is widely available. It can be bought very close to our school on Sukhumvit Soi 41. Often, you can see students outside our school eating Khao Niew Mamuang before coming to lessons.

This is delicious please be warned ^_^

คำศัพท์ /kam-sàp/ vocabulary

ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง /kâao-nǐao má-mûang/ = fresh yellow sweet mango with sweet sticky rice

มะม่วงสุก /má-mûang sùk/= ripe mango

ของหวาน /kɔ̌ɔng wǎan/, ขนมหวาน /kà-nǒm wǎan/ = dessert

ข้าวเหนียว /kâao-nǐao/ = sticky rice

กะทิ /gà-tí/ = coconut milk

ถั่วเขียว /tùa-kǐao/ = mung bean

หวาน /wǎan/ = sweet

เปรี้ยว /bprîao/ = sour

มะม่วงสุก /má-mûang sùk/= ripe mango

I hope you have learnt something new and that you have enjoyed this lesson.

By Prae
Thai Language Teacher