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Mampazhapulissery / Ripe Mango Yogurt Curry

Mampazhapulissery is a simple and delicious side dish which can be enjoyed with rice, bread, dosa, idli and the like or itself alone. It is deemed to be an inevitable item of the famous kerala saddhya and forms a part of the nava rasas or nine tastes.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine Indian, Kerala
Servings 4 pepole


  • 1 cup ripe mango peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp coconut grated
  • 2 nos Green chillies chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger chopped
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • to taste salt

For tempering

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil preferably coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 nos dried red chillies broken into two or three
  • 1 sprig curry leaves


  • Grind the coconut, cumin seeds and green chillies to a fine paste.
  • Cook the sliced mango, turmeric powder and chopped ginger in a deep pan till the mangoes become tender adding enough water and a pinch of salt. Be careful that the mango slices don`t get overcooked . The mango pieces should remain as pieces, not as gravy.
  • Now add the coconut paste to the cooked mangoes and cook for 2-3 minutes till the rawness of the ingredients diminishes.
  • Add the yogurt, mix well. Add some more salt if needed after tasting the curry.
  • Do not boil the curry after adding the yogurt while it may destroy the texture and taste of the curry.

For tempering

  • Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds and let the pop. Add the curry leaves and dried red chillies and fry for a few seconds and pour it over the prepared mango-yogurt curry.
Keyword Kerala, Pulissery, sadhya