Manga Kaalan / Mango Curry – Palakkad Style

Manga Kaalan / Mango Curry – Palakkad Style

The mango season has started already and what are you waiting for? It is time to experiment more recipes with these delicious and sweet mangoes. After the Mango Mousse recipe, today I am going to jot down the recipe for one of the traditional dishes in Kerala – Manga Kaalan/ Mango curry. This dish is also called as Mangapazhamkaalan or mangapullisery too.And it goes very well with rice which is a heavenly combination. It is super easy to prepare this dish and has very minimal requirements. In olden days, mangoes were available in the backyard of our houses in Kerala and this used to be “the dish” at everyone’s home during the mango season. My grandmother makes this yummy manga kaalan on the first day of Onam and it used to be a feast at home. I bought some champagne mangoes from the nearby grocery store which tasted extremely sweet. I suggest you all to buy sweet and fluffy mangoes. The curry gets its taste from the mangoes.

Tips to select sweet champagne mangoes: Just look at the color! As the fruit matures, it turns from green to a deep, golden yellow.The mango will also get progressively softer as it ripens.

 

Your mouth is watering already right? Never mind! here comes the recipe for you.

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Mangapazham Kaalan / Mango Curry - Palakkad Style
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Peel the skin of the mangoes and chop them into small pieces.
  2. Cook the chopped mangoes by adding water, turmeric, salt and red chillies in a vessel.
  3. Make a paste out of the grated coconut by adding a pinch of cumin seeds and keep it aside
  4. Heat a curry pot, add oil, mustards, red chillies and fenugreek seeds
  5. Let the mustard splutter and then add the grounded coconut paste. Stir them well.
  6. Add the cooked mangoes into this mixture
  7. Finally, add the blended thick curd into this mixture. Let it cook in low simmer.
  8. Never allow the curd to boil. Let it just get heated and then switch off the stove. Let the curry get cooked in the heat for about 1-2 minutes. Just keep stirring to make sure it does not boil.
  9. Add salt as per taste. If the mangoes are not sweet enough, add some sugar to this curry.
  10. Allow it to cool and serve with hot rice.
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