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March 24, 2011


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This is my MIL’s special recipe.We bought some sour raw mangoes and i told my MIL to make something special with it. she told me about this kuzhambu and we tried on the same day. It was excellent .Its very simple to do. If u get sour mangoes, do try this .I am sure u’ll love it.It got a similar taste of puliodharai /puliyogare.Thanks a lot to my MIL for teaching me this yummilicious gravy / kuzhambu.I loved it.. Red heart.


  • Sour Raw mango – 2 nos (medium sized, Slit cut into 3.Hope the above picture gives u a  clear idea )
  • Tamarind – One seed / Small Berry size
  • Turmeric powder –1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – A few
  • Salt – As needed.
  • Arisi Kazhani – 2 cups ( Drain the water after washing the rice and take it in a bowl ..The water would be white in color.Its called Kazhani in tamil )
To roast and Powder
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Methi seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Channa dal – 1tbsp
  • Urad dal – 1 .5 tsp
  • Toor dal – 1 tbsp
  • Red chillies – 6 – 7 nos
  • Hing /Asafetida – 1/4 tsp
To temper :
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves  - a few
  • In a wide mouthed kadai or bowl take the arisi kazhani and add the turmeric powder ,salt & one seed of tamarind.( We call this as ethir puli)
  • Wash the raw mangoes and slit cut into 3 pieces. Please refer the above picture .
  • Add these mangoes into the kazhani and cover cook till the mangoes cook nicely. Take care it should not be overcooked and becomes mushy.
  • Add 1/4 tsp of hing & curry leaves while boiling.
  • Now in a kadai , add a tsp of oil and roast the items in the same order.
  • Grind it to a coarse powder . ( run the mixie once or twice)
  • Once the mangoes are cooked , add the  coarse powder and allow it to boil for 5 mins. u’ll get a nice flavor.
  • The gravy should be watery as in picture.(like rasam)
  • Finally temper the kuzhambu & give some 30 mins standing time before serving ..
Enjoy with plain rice & papad.U can add a tsp of sesame oil in plain rice for additional taste.

Kazhani kulambu         

  • Please grind the powder in a coarse form to get the kuzhambu in  watery consistency.If u grind it fine , u’ll get a  thick gravy. Please make it the way u want the gravy to be.
  • Hing should be twice here. One time in raw and another time while roasting.
  • Dont forget to add a pinch of tamarind. No need to soak & extract.. it will dissolve in the gravy.If u have the ready made paste , just add a drop of it.

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  1. Would be tangy and yummy... Lovely looking recipe...

  2. Wow !! Tangy and delicious recipe.. looks absolutely good and perfect.. thanks for the wonderful recipe dear.. nice clicks too !!

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  3. Yummy recipe even we too prepare this recipe but quiet different.Love it .Its really droolinggggggggggggggg.

  4. I can feel the delicious and tangy taste from your pic....yummy dear...

  5. This is totally a new recipe for a new dish for me. Thank you for sharing this. :-)

  6. Ahh-- that looks mouthwateringly superb n tempting..great pics too ;)

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  7. Delicious raw mango curry. sure taste great

  8. Hi Chitra,

    Thanks for stepping in myblog and dropping your lovely comment.

    Hey this is looks simple and only job will be at dry roast and grinding part.

    Thanks for sharing delicious and tangy receipe.

    We use to do Sweet manago pachadi,with curd pachadi and mango sambar...this is new.

  9. Very interesting recipe, looks yummy!

  10. Delicious click...Absolutely mouthwatering..

  11. Wow, I would love to be able to put my hands on some of those raw mangoes.
    Such an outstanding recipe ♥

  12. My grandma makes something similar to this kuzhambu, simply delicious..

  13. Looks mouthwatering and nice clicks.

  14. wow....
    looks delicious dear....
    will soon try this..
    Thx. for sharing :)

  15. Wow Chitra,this is excellent recipe...Cann't imagine the taste,mouthwatering here...
    Wonderful spread,yummy kuzhambu will try this:)

  16. I am drooling over the pictures.I some how want some sour mangoes to try this.

  17. Very new and yummy one .Love the name of the dish and bright click chitra

  18. Thank you for visiting my blog....was impressed by your kitchen clinic... following you...

  19. Tangy curry. Looks so yum!

  20. Wonderful click,loved the recipe too,drooling!!

  21. This is new to me...but sure a tasty interesting recipe

  22. Looks so gud ...with mango is yum...wonderful clicks ..looks awesome

  23. Very interesting recipe, totally new to me...I am just sorry I did not pick those pachchai mangai I saw with the vendor yesterday....Will keep this kuzhambu in mind during my next visit to the green grocer!

  24. Chitra this looks gorgeous! We have variations..almost like a 'puli'.

  25. எங்க பாட்டி வீட்டில் இதனை செய்வாங்க.....சூப்பராக இருக்கு..

    படங்கள் அனைத்தும் சூப்பர்ப்

  26. This is another must try dish for me..fabulous Chitra..
    Tasty Appetite

  27. I like the way you are sharing all the health info.
    First time on your blog...following it.

  28. wow..helpful post and a nice recipe too...looks very tempting..!!

  29. What to say Chithra! Kalakkal thaan ponga. So lucky to get an expert MIL like her. Kulambu look so delicious.

  30. Never heard of it, but sounds excellent this recipe!

  31. That is so tempting... i really want to taste that:)

  32. Wow such a mouth-watering recipe. Thanks for visit my budding blog and giving valuable comments, your comments are most appreciated.


  33. This is a new recipe for me. I love mangoes so I am sure it must taste great!

  34. wow the plate looks so awesome chitra....loved the recipe:)

  35. lovely mangoes gravy, I have one to post, my sister sent a recipe to me, I was planning to post it for satya's event, but misplaced the recipe, I need to check my mails! when I am in India I am going try this out

  36. It's a very helpful post. The recipe looks awesome !!!



  37. Girl! You are making me ravenous with this post! Mouthwateringly good!


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