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Maangaa Mappaas (Raw Mangoes cooked in Coconut Milk)

If my memory serves me correctly, I tasted manga mappaas the first time at my Mom's sisters place. The mildly sour raw mangoes cooked in coconut milk was yum. I loved it so much that day, that everytime I visit her I would request her to make it for me. However, I have started trying my hand at this


  • 1 cup Mango sliced into small pieces
  • 1 cup Onion sliced
  • 6 - 7 Green chillies slit lengthwise
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped ginger Finely
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic Finely
  • 2 sprigs Curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander powder (heaped)
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Fenugreek powder
  • 1 cup Coconut milk (first extract)
  • 1 - 1/4 cups Coconut milk (second extract)
  • 2 cups Coconut milk (third extract)
  • to taste Salt


  • If the mango is too sour, soak them in water for a few minutes and squeeze out the water and keep the mango aside. We require mildly sour mangoes..
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and whey they start to splutter, add the curry leaves.
  • Add the sliced onions and saute till they become soft.
  • Tip in the green chillies, ginger and garlic and fry for a minute or till the raw smell goes.
  • Add the coriander powder and fenugreek powder, followed by turmeric powder and saute for a minute.
  • Add the third extract of coconut milk along with mangoes and salt.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Increase heat and pour the second extract and mix well. Let it boil. Finally add the first coconut milk extract.When it just starts to boil, switch off heat.


Note: If you feel that the curry is not sour enough, you can add a little bit of Vinegar.