Tuesday, December 9, 2014


When raw mangoes are in season we make and relish many dishes with them. Here is the recipe of a tangy curry from the South. You can make it just with mangoes or add some vegetables like potato, brinjal or even fish to it.Serve it with plain rice.

Raw mangoes ... 2-3 small ones
Onions ............ 1  ( about half cup sliced )
Tomato puree ..... 2 tbsps (you may use 1 tomato instead)
Tamarind pulp ... 2 tbsps
Ginger ......... 1 tsp
Garlic ........... 1 tsp
Red chilli powder ... 1/2 tsp (or more)
Turmeric powder ... 1/4 tsp
Kuzhambu masala powder ... 1 tbsp (see recipe HERE )
Salt ..... to taste
Coriander leaves .. handful

Tempering Ingredients:
Mustard seeds ... 1 tsp
Asafoetida .... a pinch
Curry leaves .... few
Dry red chillies .. 1-2
Oil .... 3-4 tbsps

1. Wash and cut the mangoes into big pieces. Sprinkle a little salt and set aside.
2. Hear oil in a pan and add the tempering ingredients.
3. When they crackle add the sliced onions and saute until translucent. Now add the ginger garlic pastes and about half cup water. Simmer for few minutes.
4. Now add the mango pieces, tomato puree, tamarind pulp, spice powders, salt and sugar.
5. Add sufficient water (about one and half to two cups ) to cook and simmer the curry until done.
You can add coriander leaves towards the end.

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  1. Would love to have this for my lunch now! So tempting!

  2. just delicious looking curry dear

  3. Tangy sambar.. Perfect for steamed rice..

  4. Raw mango pulusu looks tasty and ideal with hot steamed rice. This is something different, the addition of kuzhambu masala powder makes it unique.

    1. Thanks Jayashree. Yes the masala is so fresh and flavourful. It addsto the taste

  5. Wow! Raw Mango curry is so delicious! Will taste great with boiled rice and papad in the side. Sounds yum.

  6. It is amazing how we have so many mangoes recipes all over India, using both raw and and ripe ones. We have a Gujarati style raw mango curry too. This Mamidikaya Pulusu sure looks so inviting and can imagine it must be so flavorful with all the spices and other tamarind too.

    1. Yes Mayuri, it is really amazing to see a variety of dishes in India. Each state has its own speciality.

  7. what a lovely , tangy pulusu to go with Steamed rice.. totally delish

  8. Mamidikaya pulusu is my favorite and I love to have it with hot rice and ghee . The color of your Pulusu is so inviting and appealing

  9. Spicy raw mango pulusu looks so inviting and tempting. Perfect recipe to try during mango season. Bookmarking to try soon.


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