Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Pacha manga ozhichu curry / Raw mango curry





After a well awaited vacation I am finally back. Apart from the hot weather, everything else was wonderful. Had a great time in Kerala with my near ones and since this was my little champ's first visit to India, he grabbed all our relatives attention. Even though being a parent is wonderful, taking care of a baby that too alone can sometimes be stressful and difficult, and I really needed a break. That's why I took advantage of this vacation and I deliberately gave all my little one's responsibilities to his grandparents. Siddh has started having solids, and it was fun to watch his grandparents feeding him as if some competition was going on. The best part of such vacation, apart from seeing our near ones is obviously "Food"..Got a chance to have some delectable Kerala dishes and also a chance to learn more cooking skills from my mom and aunts..

My today's recipe is my aunt's special pacha manga ozhichu curry/ raw mango curry / pacha manga chaaru, a simple and tasty curry that goes well with rice.

Ingredients

Pacha manga / Raw green mango ~ 1 no ( Large sized - peeled and chopped to medium sized pieces )
Green chillies ~ 4 nos ( Split length-wise )
Grated coconut ~ 1.5 cups
Shallots / Kochu ulli ~ 5 nos
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam ~ 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi ~ 1/2 tsp
Garlic ~ 2 cloves
Dry red chillies ~ 2 nos ( broken to small pieces )
Curry leaves ~ 1 stem
Oil ~ 2 tbsp

Method
  • First cook raw mango pieces and green chillies by adding enough water and salt, till it become soft and mushy.Then using a spoon or potato masher,  mash the mango pieces nicely. 
  • Grind grated coconut, 3 shallots, garlic, cumin seeds and turmeric powder to a fine paste by adding enough water. Next reduce the flame and add the ground coconut paste along with enough water to the cooked and mashed mango. Let it boil in a low flame for about 5-10 minutes and then remove from the flame. 
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, followed by dry red chillies, curry leaves, sliced shallots and saute till shallots become light brown in color. Pour this to the mango curry and serve along with some hot rice. 



Cheers!!

Jisha

3 comments:

Avika said...

Wow.. Looks yummy!! And welcome back Jisha !!

LOTUS said...

Looks yummy....nice clks.hope you enjoyed this very long vacation...
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Mario Martinez said...

Ciao Jisha and greetings from California!.I am a first time visitor. Your raw mango curry looks so awesome. And great photos. The lighting is so professional. The bowl of curry is so clear I feel like I could grab a spoon and start eating. Bravo Jisha.
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