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May 29, 2010


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I learnt this from my MIL and  prepared this for the first time..I loved it a lot.. Its nothing but the usual vatral kuzhambu with ripe mango in it.. .U can try this with ur own sambar powder also or with red chilly powder & Dania seeds powder in 1:2 ratio ..

Mango kuzhambu

  • Ripe mango – 1 no ( cut into 3 slices but mango should be whole.Hope u can understand from the above picture )
  • Tamarind – Big gooseberry size
  • Sambar powder –1.5 -2 tbsp
  • Salt & water – As needed.
To temper :
  • Mustard seeds – 1 / 2 tsp
  • Methi seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Toor dal – 1 tsp
  • Small onion – 5 nos (finely chopped )
  • Garlic flakes – 4 nos (finely chopped)
  • Whole Garlic flakes – 10 nos
  • Curry leaves – a few (chopped )
  • Cooking oil – 1   tbsp
  • Heat a kadai with oil and temper the items given above in the same order except whole garlic flakes.Keep it in low flame.
  • Add the whole garlic flakes and saute till it changes golden brown.Nice aroma wafts around.
  • Now add the tamarind extract , sambar powder , turmeric powder  , salt & required water.
  • Let it boil for sometime..Then add the sliced whole mango and allow it to cook in the tamarind extract.
  • Make sure there is enough water for the mango to cook.Cover with a lid.
  • After sometime check whether the mango is done by pressing the outer skin.
  • Switch off the flame .Pour a tbsp of sesame oil and few curry leaves on the gravy and dont mix it.This gives a special flavor to the vatral kuzhambu.
  • Remove and serve hot with white rice and sesame oil.

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  1. wow, what a click dear...Amazing n very tempting...
    bookmarked the recipe.

  2. I love this too...the tangy taste...umm yumm...nice click dear

  3. Absolutely delicious kuzhambhu and an excellent picture too.

  4. really like dthe picture. very simple curry but with raw mango what a tangy one it should be..yummy yummy
    one question is it necessry to remove the seed ..or as a whole we can use

  5. Woww wat a beautiful gravy Chitra, cant take my eyes from the click...super tempting!

  6. I love the sweet taste,the best in this kuzhambu,but not a big fan of mangoes...picture is like having a real mango in the screen and feel like taking it out ;)

  7. Thank u all..@ pranis ,Thnx..u shud prepare this with seed..

  8. Looks very delightful.... & I must say u click very unique pics...... Hugs )))) & Yes thanks for responding..... Would look forward top your response......


  9. love the colour of the raw mango.nice receipe.the picture is tempting

  10. Yummy gravy, looks tempting and delicious.

  11. Never seen a whole mango curry :)
    Looks delicious!

  12. Delicious! One more for my mango recipe collection.

  13. I am drooling here..haven't had any Mango based curries this season..looks absolutely droolworthy!!

  14. Nice dish....looking yummy...This is mango season and this is very good and easy to make....loved it...


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