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Angamaly Manga Curry- Raw Mango Coconut Milk Curry

Angamaly Manga Curry- Raw Mango Coconut Milk Curry


 Angamaly Manga Curry- Raw Mango Coconut Milk Curry 

Today’s recipe is an everyday curry for lunch in Kerala and reminds you of its regional flavors and taste. Widely referred to as charu curry, this old fashioned mango gravy is served in many homes in Kerala and relished with steamed rice. Back home, in Kerala,  whenever mango was in season, mom makes this type of coconut-based mango curries. It’s something we always cherished at home- good food that makes you nostalgic and is filling and comforting.

Regular charu curries are usually made, with coconut, lentils, or yogurt. In this recipe, raw mango gets stewed in spiced coconut milk, and the curry is zesty and tangy. There is a right balance of heat and flavor, and the coconut milk adds a touch of sweetness. While making this mango curry, I had to suppress the temptation of adding prawns.  It is an old habit of mine, adding prawns to charu curries and stir fry. My grandmother, mom does the same thing. But even without prawns, this curry is delicious. Well, that should not come as a surprise, mango and coconut pairs beautifully. I grew up eating curries like this and have made it so many times, and it turns out perfect each time. This curry is versatile, and you can make countless variations with it. What you add is totally up to you.  Get creative and add vegetables that can pair with mango and coconut. Try adding prawns or dried fish or other vegetables like drumstick, jackfruit seeds, okra, cucumber, eggplant, etc.


What I loved about this Angamaly Manga curry is that it beautifully pairs the tangy mango with spiced coconut milk. There is no grinding of the coconut in this recipe. All you need is thick coconut milk. Freshly squeezed coconut milk adds a lot of flavors, but you can also use canned coconut milk. 

It is the easiest curry you can make. All you need is to mix the ingredients along with salt and vinegar and let it marinate for at least half an hour. Then slow cook the marinated mango pieces in coconut milk for about 25- 30 minutes, till the mango pieces are soft and the gravy thickens.  The best combination for Angamaly mango curry is pork fry, beef fry, or beef vindaloo.

Angamaly Manga Curry- Raw Mango Coconut Milk Curry

Raw Mango- 2 medium sized
Shallots- 1/2 cup
Onion- thinly sliced- 1 medium
Ginger chopped- 1 tbs
Green chilly – 3-4
Curry leaves- a few
Chilly powder- 1 tbs
Coriander powder- 1 tbs
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Fennel powder- a pinch
Coconut milk- thin – 2 cup
Coconut milk thick- 1 cup
Vinegar- 1 tbs
Salt to taste
Coconut oil-1 tbs

For tempering
Shallot chopped- 1
Curry leaves- a few
Dry red chilly-1
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Coconut oil- 2 tbs

Chop mangoes into thin long slices and set aside. Into a pan or add finely sliced onion, crushed shallots, curry leaves, thinly sliced ginger, and green chilies. Add salt and finely mash them together with your hand. Alternatively, you can use a mortar and pastel and gently crush the onions, ginger, green chilly, and curry leaves. Add the chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and fennel powder. Pour one tablespoon of coconut oil and one tablespoon of vinegar. Mix this all together to form a marinade. Mix the sliced mango and coat with the masala. Now let it marinate for half an hour.
Mix thin coconut milk into the marinated mango, and cook in low flame for about 20 minutes or till the gravy is thick and the mango becomes soft. Add the thick coconut milk and simmer for one more minute and switch off the flame. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add sliced shallots, curry leaves, and dry red chilly and fry till golden brown. Pour this over the curry, and cover till it is ready to be served.

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Angamaly mango curry goes well with fish , pork fry or beef . Try this Kerala style beef fry.

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