29 October 2019

Mambazha pulissery recipe|Sweet and sour Mango Yogurt curry Kerala style


Mambazha Pulissery is one of those Kerala special curry that always makes me smile . A vegetarian curry with the king of fruits,our priyapetta maanga /ripe Mango in it . I think this curry was invented by some mother who wanted to make sure that her kids and near and dear ones can have a healthy- filling curry/lunch with a portion of fruit in it .#YoMamaπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‰

When I was little I thought it was MY mom who created this curry to make me eat the rice and curry wholeheartedly.Though I thought that was a horrible idea to put my favourite fruit into a curry .Sheer injustice !!😞


Times have changed and I am kinda growing (yeah compared to others of my age,I am not a grown up yet I believe ...still a child (forevaaπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‹) with a child 😜) and I am following my mother's footsteps ,doing the same with my child ,creating recipes with hidden fruits or vegetables my li'l girl hates and making sure she eats nutritiously .Well,sometimes I win,sometimes I almost lose.😏

 So,along that line,I believe Mambazha pulissery is an amazing curry,best of the world of fruits ,vegetable,spices,yogurt,coconut etc combined together.πŸ™Œ


So,what exactly is Mambazha Pulissery ?

Mambazha Pulissery is a sweet and sour vegetarian Kerala style curry with Mango as the main ingredient combined with Yogurt,coconut and mild spices .

I do have two other Mambazha pulissery recipe ,one made with whole large Mangoes and other made with mashed mango pieces .

Traditionally,Kerala style Mambazha Pulissery is made with small whole Mangoes and today's recipe is for the same.FINALLY,this summer I got these mini kutty Mangoes from grocery .Usually,I've not seen them that much here.So,it was a pleasant surprise that turned in to a pleasant curry .

This pulissery is one of the famous item from Kerala Sadya .


So,this is how I make nadan style Mambazha Pulissery :

Mambazha Pulissery

Mangoes,small,peeled,whole,ripe - 3-4 Nos.
Turmeric powder - 2 -3 Tsp
Chili powder - 1 Tsp (optional)
Green chillies ,sliced - 2-3 Nos.
Water covering the Mango pieces plus a l /2 cup

For grinding:
Coconut,grated - 1 Cup
Cumin seeds - 1 Tsp
Turmeric powder - 1-2 Tsp
Water as needed 

For seasoning:
Mustard seeds - 1 Tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1 Tsp
Dry red chillies,broken - 2-3 Nos.
Shallots,chopped - 1-2 Nos.
Curry leaves - 2-3 leaves
Coconut oil - 1-2 Tbsp

Yogurt/Curd (sour the better) - 1 Cup 
Fenugreek powder for sprinkling (optional)
Jaggery to taste (if Mangoes are not sweet enough) (optional)

Salt to taste

Method to prepare mambazha Pulissery :
1.Boil Mangoes with turmeric powder,chili powder (I didn't add this time though ),green chilies and enough water (on medium-low flame) until Mangoes are cooked.
2.Grind everything under "For grinding" into a smooth paste.
3.Mix the ground paste into the cooked Mango and stir well and let it simmer for a few minutes.DO NOT BOIL or it will curdle.
4.Meanwhile grind/beat yogurt and enough water into a smooth creamy paste and add to the above
curry.Stir and let it simmer and donot boil.
5.Meanwhile splutter mustard seeds in coconut oil,followed by fenugreek seeds,chopped shallots,broken red chilies,curry leaves .
6.Add the above seasoning into the curry and stir well,simmer for a minute.
7.Add salt to taste.
8.Put off the gas and my Mambazha Pulissery is ready !

NOTE:Let this curry sit for a while before serving .The more it sits ,better it tastes.But if its summer or too hot (room temp) then make sure the curry doesn't sit outside for long or it will get spoiled soon.

To see in detail  ,spare a few minutes to watch the Mambazha pulissery video :