Ripe Mango curry / Pazham manga curry

Prepration time: 45 Minutes
Persons served: 4 Persons
Cuisine: Kerala


  • Ripe mangoes (small sized variety) : 8nos
  • Turmeric powder : ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder : 1 tsp
  • Scraped coconut : 1/2 coconut
  • Cumin : 1 tsp
  • Thick curd, a little sour (beaten) : ½ Litre
  • Fenugreek powder : 1 tsp
  • Coconut oil : 1 tbsp
  • Mustard : 1 tsp
  • Dry red chillies (cut into 2) : 2
  • Curry leaves : 10-12
  • Salt : to taste

Mango mania is back again!

Today I will share with you a great recipe which is a combo of sweet and sour, the ripe mango curry (pazham manga curry). This is an authentic and traditional Kerala dish. Mambazha pulissery is a part of Grand Kerala Sadya (the feast) cuisine also.

This is an easy to prepare dish which goes well with parboiled rice.

Ripe mango curry recipe

  1. In a cup of water cook the ripe mangoes, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  2. Using a mixer, grind the coconut and cumin into a fine paste.
  3. Add the above paste (#2) to the mangoes (#1)  when they begin to cook.
  4. When the coconut and mangoes have cooked evenly, add the beaten curd.
  5. Cook for a very short time (Do not allow the curd to boil) and remove it from the stove.
  6. Allow it to cool lightly and then sprinkle the fenugreek powder over it.
  7. In a pan heat the oil add the curry leaves, mustard, dry red chillies and stir to fry them.
  8. Top the mango curry with the stir fried mix .
  9. Serve it hot with parboiled rice.

Your pazham manga / ripe mango curry is ready to serve.

Reeja Mytheenkunju

How would you rate this recipe?

128 votes, 4.17 / 5.00 (83%)
  • U

    Reeja, it is a nice recipe. I liked it. I have heard about a ripe mango curry that is prepared without boiling it. Do you have any idea, it is also from Malabar/Kerala.

    • says:

      @Usha : Greetings. We wont allow the curd to boil while preparing mango curries. It should only be warmed lightly.
      I don’t know about a method of preparing ripe mango curry with out warming the curd. Let me discuss it with my friends and if I find it, I will let you know. Don’t forget to share it with me if you get it 🙂

  • M

    Thanks i prepared it…was delicious and mouthwatering

    • says:

      Hi Manju, thank you for trying our recipe and taking time to send your feedback. Glad to hear the dish came out well for you.

  • N

    Man! That curry looks and smells soooooo captivating and fantastic! Coconut and mango….a perfect flavor burst 🙂

    • says:

      Exactly Nusrat 🙂 . Thanks a lot for taking the time to visit our site and leaving your comment.

  • P

    This tastes good. A bit on the sweet side so next time I will use more chillies

    • says:

      @PDas: that’s the real flavor of pazham manga curry.. it needs to be sweet 🙂
      Thanks for trying the recipe..

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