Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mampazha Pachadi/ Mango in mustard-coconut gravy

One more mango recipe, from my drafts. I love this sweet and savory pachadi, and the recipe is from my mom in law.  During the mango season we serve this dish for our sadya (feast) as well.  There isn't much else going on but the weather which is most bizarre these days.  It snowed yesterday and foiled my plans of  photographing some yummies yesterday.  I am sitting with my fingers crossed for bluer skies and melting snow.  Hoping you have great weather and fine time today!



Ingredients:

Ripe Mango- 1
Green chilles- 1 or 2
Turmeric Powder- a pinch
Grated coconut- 3 Tbsp
Cumin seeds- 1/3 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Grated jaggery- 1 Tbsp/ to your taste
Yogurt- 1/4 cup

For seasoning:

Coconut oil- 2 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
Red chillies- 2
Curry leaves- a sprig

Method:

1.Peel off the skin and cut the mango into big pieces.You could add the seed too into the pachadi.
2.Cook the mango along with enough water,green chillies,turmeric and salt.When it is almost cooked add the jaggery and cook for another 5 minutes.Mash them well.
3.Grind together the coconut and cumin to a fine paste with as little water as possible.
4.Grind the mustard seeds coarsely, preferably using a mortar and pestle.
5.Heat the oil in a pan.Splutter the mustard seeds and saute the red chillies and curry leaves,coarsely ground mustard seeds, then the ground coconut paste.Saute till all the water is absorbed.
6.Spoon out this into the mango mixture and cook for 3-4 minutes, switch off the heat.
7.Blend the yogurt with a spoon and add it to the mango coconut mix and mix well.Serve with rice and other side dishes.



Notes;

1.Normally in Kerala we use the local variety called "nattumanga" for preparations like this and the mango has its own specific flavor.You won't be able to replicate it with store bought mangoes ,but when you have no other choice like me, you could try this.
2.If you are using the above mentioned mango, then just peel off the skin using your hands and add the skin and the seed that has flesh on it for making pachadi/ pulissery.
3.You could add sugar instead of jaggery if you do not have jaggery, but the flavor from the jaggery makes this pachadi perfect .

Contributor: Namitha

56 comments:

  1. such a tempting mango dish. sometimes we get sour mangoes. guess with those we could try this. looks great.

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  2. this recipe is very new to me...but anything with mangoes are super delicious...beautiful pic as always...wonderful recipe...would love to try sometime...

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  3. weather is terrible this side too...no mood for anythin, but curl up in front of the tv or with a book:)
    im loving the yellow hues :)

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  4. loved ur version! we call this curry as sasam..

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  5. Weather is detroit sucks always!:( hot masala chai is getting me going:) This picture is just tempting, excellent presentation and photography.

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  6. Lovely recipe for sadya....yummy!

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  7. I am amazed at all these wonderful savory recipes with fruit.Having never cooke with fruit in this way I ma trilled to try this recipe out.

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  8. Tempting mango dish, Namitha...and i agree about the weather...its almost mid of may and no sign of a proper summer :(

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  9. Hmm,,Njgalude fav anu, kothu varunallo Nami..Super..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  10. yummy...this is heavenly..i can see and feel the mango season showing up on the blog !!

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  11. Super delicious mango pachadi..yummy!!..wonderful presentation

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  12. Brilliant pics as usual..I love this pachadi. Evide oru pazhutha manga erippundu..Mikkavarum athinnu pachadi aakum :)

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  13. Namitha,

    Mampazha pachadi kandittu kothi varunu. Adipoli. I love them.

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  14. What a gorgeous mango dish! I love its bright colour.

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  15. This is very different..and I have tested tat nattumanga ...it was awesome..

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  16. wow what a lovely pictures yarr.mambhazha pulisseri looks sooooo yummy..what a color.

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  17. Awesome pachadi, clicks tempts me a lot..yumm!!

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  18. Sounds unique! cooking ripe mango. Should try this today have some riped mangoes :)

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  19. Hey nice pachadi...its looking yummy too....im following you now itself...please do check out my blog if u can spare some time...thanku

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  20. The pachadi looks too good! Lovely color rendered by the ripe mango and turmeric!

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  21. yummy mango pachadi...looks amazing..

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  22. The weather hasn't been good over here in MN too. Just cold and rainy. Can't wait for it to warm and dry up. I would love to try this pachadi. Looks yummy!

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  23. I grandma use to make this very ofen :) We all cousins fight for the seed ;))))) Love this and will always will ....

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  24. This looks so delicious. I love anything with mangos. Sorry to hear your weather is cold. It has not been that great here either. Hopefully, soon we will get some sun, especially so we can photo our food..LOL.

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  25. We too have a bit of a cold weather here...that's a bit of damper isn't :( ...pachadi looks really good Namitha...love the sweet and savory combination :)

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  26. love mango in savoury dishes..this side dish rocks...loved the yellow color....great presentation

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  27. Looks so delicious!i want to try it sometime.

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  28. mango in coconut gravy sauce!! honestly, whats not there to like :D pass me the bowl, and some rice!

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  29. looks lip smacking good dear. love it.

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  30. Mampazha pulisseri looks delicious... this is one of our fav dish..... nice click...

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  31. Lovely Recipe...dear..new one for me

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  32. superb recipe yaar...anything with mangoes, I love more...your version is sooooooo tempting...goes to must try list.

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  33. Woowww....what aalovely recipe...other day i was so tempted by ur manga chammanthi and went ahead and made it....Gosh, dint know it was so delicious...i ended up having it with everything possible.Just hooked to it....HAd come across that recipe umpteen times, never thought of making it. Will post sometime soon..Have to start cooking for sadya dishes as well....I never make these kinda stuffs u know...its always the cucumber pachadi i end up with....u have so many sadya collections dear....Simply superb, loved teh clicks..

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  34. Again a very beautiful click namitha, superb and recipe too is too good...and seems yummy

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  35. I sometimes cook mangoes in mustard gravy when they are sour and can be made sweeter (in a gravy) by adding some sugar or jaggery.
    This looks great.

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  36. this delicious will have to wait til next year as mango season is truly over!

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  37. Wow your photos are amazing. I don't have any mango but next time I do, I'll have to try this!

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  38. nice pachadi... I love the combination of that green dish w/ this nice yellow curry... nice click 'n presentation...

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  39. Mmmm...looks delicious. Mango and coconut....lovely combination. I love it. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  40. Nice mango pachadi with yoghurt dear...new to me i will try this once.well presented n nice click dear.

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  41. This looks so incredibly creamy! I love it!

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  42. oooh this looks great - i love that color!

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  43. looks tasty and perfect... wonderful clicks!!

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  44. looks so yum... I would love to dig into it anytime...
    of course great clicks too...

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  45. njaan ippo ennum blog check cheyarilla..by the time i check them..oruvaliya list undagum..ente ammo..ath ellam noki verumbozhekum manushyante vayar kedunn karayum..its really tempting ya!!

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  46. Recipe looks yummy. Nice clicks :)

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  47. Namitha- My MIL makes this Pachadi..I still have a lot to learn from her..or by then I could learn from you and flaunt it to my Dh's side of the family..Ur click is so appealing with the spring colors.The recipe seems easy and looks delish. Sorry abt the snow there..but sunny days are coming..Here we had our share of rainy gloomy days too.

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  48. Lovely Mango pachadi and a great click.

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  49. ithu undenkil pinnei chorinu verai onnum venda..

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  50. Every summer this is a dish i beg my friend Bina who is from kerela to make it for me. Never bothered to ask her for the recipe. Thanks to u. Will give it a try. Lovely click.

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  51. Tempting dish with mango and luv the bowl too

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