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.
- 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
- 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.