Uppumanga Kovakka Curry
Uppumanga curry is a simple coconut based curry that is served with rice. It is made with salted mangoes and you can add vegetables or dried prawns to the gravy. Uppumanga is a traditional recipe. Raw tender mango are selected and preserved in salted water. It can be used later to make pickles,curries and chamanthy/chutney.
Kovakka/Ivy gourd sliced- 2 cup
Uppumanga/brine mango – medium-2 chopped
Pearl onion- 4-5
Green chilly- 4
Ginger- 1 inch thick
garlic – 2 pods
Coconut grated – 1 cup
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/3 tsp
Cumin – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves- a few
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds- 1/3 tsp
Dry red chilly-2
Salt to taste
Make a fine paste of coconut, chilly powder, and cumin. Add shallots and ginger and garlic in the end and give one quick pulse.
Cook chopped kovakka/Ivy gourd and uppumanga/salted mangoes along with turmeric, green chilly and half cup of water. You can add salt if needed in the end.
When it is almost cooked add the coconut paste, cumin powder
and simmer for two more minute in medium flame.
Heat oil in a pan and
add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. When they splutter add one sliced shallots, curry
leaves and dry chilly and fry. Pour this over the curry and mix.Serve
Hope you will all enjoy!