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Manga Charu !! (A Simple raw Mango Curry from Malabar)

This is a simple Mango curry I have adapted from Ummi Abdulla,the pioneer of Malabar Muslim Cooking.For those who are not familiar with Malabar,this is the northern tip of Kerala,where we have the most flamboyant,skilled & rich cookery style in the region ! With immense Biriyanis and pathiris,Malabar always amaze a food lover with innumerable mouth watering recipes.Ummi Abdulla was the first one to come up with a book on Malabar Muslim Cookery,at a time people were almost blind about the particular cooking methods.I am blessed with some of her works and so here is one vegetable curry to begin.For those who know about Malabar cooking,they may laugh at what I am starting with.But with all these mango season going around,I was so tempted to try this one.It’s a quick fix and super yummy !!


2 Raw mangoes,diced with skin,into medium sized pieces
1 cup grated coconut
1 tsp chilly powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3 cloves of garlic
2 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 sprig curry leaves
1 cup water (approx)


Grind the coconut adding garlic and enough water to a fine paste.Heat oil in a medium skillet and splutter mustard seeds.Reduce the flame and add chilly,turmeric powders. Sauté well till the raw smell disappears,without burning them.Add diced mangoes,salt and water to cook the mangoes.Cover and cook till the mango pieces are soft.Add the ground coconut with a little water to the cooked mango.Add curry leaves.Simmer and remove from fire.Serve with rice.

*Sending this to Priya & Aipi’s Bookmarked Recipes Event happening every Tuesday !!


13 comments on “Manga Charu !! (A Simple raw Mango Curry from Malabar)

  1. Love it dear, it looks so flavorful 🙂


  2. Sobha Shyam
    May 9, 2011

    Looks great..nice one dear !!


  3. R
    May 9, 2011

    it looks so delicious! nice color too!


  4. Nandini
    May 10, 2011

    Must be tangy and delicious! Love the colour it gave out!


  5. Swathi
    May 10, 2011

    Manga charu kollam, njan velluthulli idullia. I will try with garlic now.


  6. aipi
    May 10, 2011

    I am not kidding looking at your picture makes my mouth water ~ I so need to go find some raw mangoes for myself 🙂
    Thanks a lot for linking to bookmarked event 🙂
    US Masala


  7. Prathibha
    May 10, 2011

    Tangy n yummy curry


  8. Priya
    May 10, 2011

    Tongue tickling tangy curry,delicious..


  9. Authenticoriyafood
    May 10, 2011

    Yummy and tangy curry….as i am a die-hard fan of mango, this one is not going to be missed for sure!!!


  10. savitha ramesh
    May 10, 2011

    Love the curry.love the recipe.


  11. Haddock
    May 16, 2011

    What a coincidence.
    This is what we had this evening.
    As its the season for raw mangoes, I think we can try it again.


  12. Shri
    September 15, 2011

    Just chanced upon your blog and found dry fish recipes and then this malabar recipes. Some of my southern Keralite friends look down upon dry fish but this has been long the staple of inland cooking, particularly among the Malabar muslims.Finding Unni Abdulla's recipes was also a pleasant surprise


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This entry was posted on May 9, 2011 by in kerala food, Malabar Recipes, Ummi Abdulla, veg curry.


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