Mambazha pulissery / Ripe mango curry


The only curry I made for this year Vishu and I love it. It’s tangy, it’s sweet and it’s a little spicy. The blend is so perfect and my favorite part is to sip the mango away.. 🙂 Don’t you agree on that? 


The fruit stalls here are filled with mangoes now especially with Thai honey mangoes and these little mangoes. I haven’t seen them in India. The guy at the shop told me it’s the orange mangoes from China. I tried googling for them but could not find any. Anyway they are delicious and I feast on them ever since I have been here. My mom loved it too when I got her these during her visit here 🙂

For those who are new to this dish, this is a curry were ripe mangoes are cooked in a coconut and yogurt sauce. It’s mildly spiced and is also one of the dishes that is a must during the festivals and special occasions in Kerala, south of India. But in my house this needs no special occasion. Whenever I can find ripe mangoes I make them.

You need –
  • Small ripe mangoes – 5 (if using big mangoes use 2, peeled and chopped)
  • Grated coconut – 1 cup
  • Yogurt – ½ cup
  • Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Chili powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Cumin seeds – ½ teaspoon
  • Green chili – 1
  • For tampering
  • Mustard seeds – ½ teaspoon
  • Fenugreek seeds – ¼ teaspoon
  • Dry chilies – 2
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Coconut oil – 1 tablespoon

How to –

In a pan, put the mangoes, turmeric powder, chili powder, curry leaves and with enough water to cover the mangoes. Cook till the mangoes are soft and cooked.


Grind the coconut, green chili  half of the yogurt and cumin seeds to a fine paste with. Add this paste to the Mangoes and stir well. Bring to gentle simmer. Add in the remaining yogurt (whip well before adding). Mix well and again bring to gentle simmer. Turn off the heat.



In a pan, heat the oil; add the mustard seeds when it starts to splatter, add the fenugreek seeds, dry chilies  curry leaves. Add this into the curry/ Pulissery. Serve with rice.


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16 thoughts on “Mambazha pulissery / Ripe mango curry

  1. Bringing back all the memories of yummy mangoes and this yummy curry I relished back home..The mangoes which we get here are horrible,but they alphonso and kesar mangoes are available in Indian shops when they r in season but we have to pay a fortune for it,eventhough I looove this curry I always end up mangoes just it as it is.Oh gosh I want this badly now !

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