Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Ripe Mango Curry / Pazha Manga Curry..... step-by-step.

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When Homey got some "nadan" or "nattu"mangoes, I saved some to make this traditional curry. I learned this to make from my neighbor, Sulu Chechy from Trichur (we lived in Trichur for around 3 years). Ever since this has been my favorite bookmarked recipe.

This curry is made with ripe local variety mango aka "nadan manga".

* This is a standard recipe for 2 mangoes.....increase ingredients if making with more than 2 mangoes accordingly.
Mangoes: 2.
Jaggery: 1 small piece.
Red chilly powder: 1 tsp (I used Kashmiri Chilly Powder).
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp.
Water: 1/2 cup.
Salt. As needed.

To grind:
Coconut grated: 1/2 cup.
Green chilies: 2.
Cumin seeds: A fat pinch.
Shallots: 3.
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp.

To mix into the curry.
Curd: 1/2 cup, beaten.

For seasoning:
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp.
Fenugreek seeds: 1/4 tsp.
Red chilly crushed: 1/2 tsp.
Fresh curry leaves: 2 sprigs.
Coconut oil: 1 tbsp.
1. I used the local variety mangoes which is a must to make this curry.

2. Peel of the skin of the mangoes with ur fingers.

3. All the peeled ones sitting pretty....and waiting!!!

4. Pour 1/2 cup water, 1 tsp red chilly powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1 small piece jaggery, and salt into a deep bottom vessel and cook. Once it starts boiling reduce the flame and let it simmer for 5 to10 min.

5. In the meantime, in a chutney bowl , put in 1/2 cup coconut, 2 green chilies, a fat pinch of cumin seeds, 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder, and 3 shallots.

6. Grind it finely with little water to make into a paste.

7. Now pour this over the simmering hot mango curry.

8. Mix well for a min or two.....remember low flame is the rule here!!

9. Add the beaten curd to this and mix well.....over heating may result in curdling of the curd. So stir very well on low flame.

10. Get the spices ready for seasoning.

11. Heat a tadka pan with 1 tbsp of coconut oil, add the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, crushed chillies, and curry leaves.

12. Pour it over the curry, immediately switch off the fire and close with a lid....this way the aroma of the spices stays in the curry.

Pazha Manga Curry is Ready!!

Serve hot with Rice!!!

An update:
Check out how Anu made this mango curry here


  1. Wow such flavorful curry, luv this..bookmarked t try

  2. Wow that a yummy curry.looks so tempting.

  3. mouthwatering. tempting .super!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Oh my goodness! This dish looks and sounds amazing. Love the flavor combination of Mango and Curry! YUM! Perfect for hot summer days! :D

  5. very tempting..tried to gt sme..bt didnt gt the nadan ones...

  6. Ooohhh....How i love this!!!! Been ages since i had this tongue tickling curry...Will try ur version soon... :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  7. wow. You are killing me... the curry super yummy

  8. Super droolworthy curry.. beautiful pics...

  9. Wow, never had this curry but I can bet on the wonderful taste ~ Thanks a lot for linking to bookmarked event :)

  10. Delicious and special mango curry for your meal.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  11. Holy Cow!! I have never come across a RIPE mango curry recipe! first time here and loved this recipe and the photograph!! Loved reading the post and exploring your blog.

  12. Kandittu kothiyavunnu..delicious curry

  13. Very delicious and interesting recipe, love it :)

  14. Yummmm.. Sweet and hot :) would totally love it for sure :)

  15. This looks absolutely delicious! Love your blog, new follower! xoxo

  16. This looks really interesting! I have never seen those kinds of mangos before. Do you think it would be possible to use other varieties? Say for example, the large ones but cut them into large chunks?

  17. @souleating, Hi thank you for visiting my space..about ur query, this variety of mangoes are the ones that are sweet and a bit sour/sweet towards the seed...and is available in this season here...I guess if u can get sweet/sour variety of mangoes u can cut into large chunks and make them....but I cannot guarantee you the real taste...but I guess you can get almost there :).

  18. @Kelly, thanks a bunch for following me and for the lovely thought...Keep visiting!!

  19. This looks too good! I cant wait to try it out. I have the recipe down and will be making it tomorrow! Also thanks for visiting my blog adding your kind thoughts!

  20. Lovely! Thanks for sharing with the Hearth n Soul hop.

  21. YUM!! Everything about this sounds divine!!!!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  22. Hi, great recipe! Quick question: when you listed "curd" as a recipe item...did you mean cottage cheese curd? tofu curd? ricotta?

  23. Hi Anonymous, thanks a lot for visiting my space, "curd" or "dahi" as we call in India is called "yogurt" in U.S. do check out here to know how to make homemade curd http://www.recipedelights.com/basics/Yogurt.htm....hope this helps.

  24. Just wanted to let you know that I made this following your recipe and it was delicious!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  25. @themustardseed, yay!! u made my day.

  26. Hi Nisa: I absolutely enjoyed making and enjoying this dish. Check out my post here http://whatdoimake.blogspot.com/2011/10/mango-curry-mango-morkozhambu.html.

    Thanks so much for the recipe. I am definitely going to try some other recipes from your blog. Great work! Thanks - Anu

  27. Hi Anu, thanks a lot for visiting my space and for trying out my recipe...I am glad this recipe turned out great...personally this is a favorite of mine too...and it makes my day to know that my recipe was loved and enjoyed by you....

    Friends, check out Anus space to see how she made this mango curry http://whatdoimake.blogspot.com/2011/10/mango-curry-mango-morkozhambu.html

  28. I love this one... my mum is from Trissur, she makes this one every mango season. The pictures are absolutely tempting.

    1. Hi Anisha, Thanks for visiting my space and for taking time to comment. we stayed in trissur way back in late 1990s. I have so many fond memories of that place.

  29. My favorite chaaru curry

  30. super delicious...nattu manga kanda kaalam marannu!!


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