Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Another day, another curry

Hello, December! Don't tell me you're here already!

I go through all kinds of food phases on a regular basis. A few months ago, it was the turn of whey smoothies and so I stocked the freezer with bags of fruit. Several smoothies later, the enthusiasm fizzled out and a bag of frozen mango chunks (from Trader Joe's) has been languishing in the freezer.

Last night, I was looking for a simple dish to serve with some sprouted matki pulao and found the perfect thing. As Nags suggested, it is a typical South Indian dish, from Kerala to be precise.

Recipe #31 is Mango curry, inspired by this recipe on Arundathi's Food Blog. Sweet chunks of mango are cooked with a spicy coconut paste, then the heat is turned off and yogurt and tempering is added to finish off the tasty sauce.

I followed Arundathi's recipe quite closely:
1. Cook ripe mango chunks in some water, turmeric, red chilli powder, salt.
2. Stir in a paste of coconut, cumin, green chillies and simmer some more.
3. Turn off the heat. Gently stir in yogurt.
4. Finish with a tempering of mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and fresh curry leaves.



So simple and yet full of complex flavors! If you are a fan of sweet-spicy tangos, this recipe is for you. I've seen similar recipes with pineapple too.

30 more recipes to go this month- stay tuned!

14 comments:

  1. simple yet delicious. You have an eye for these things Nupur.

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  2. Mango kalan!! You are making one favorite of mine after another!!

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  3. I'm making matki sprouts as we talk... the sprouts should be ready by tonight... you're a mind reader!

    I made the bread pudding too.

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  4. this sounds very appetising. If you would like to try a variation in this curry. You could replace cummin with coriander seeds & eliminate yogurt. Its a goan delicacy version of this curry.

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  5. Nupur.......

    Gr8 receipe......

    Heartiest Congratulations on "One Hot Stove" being nominated for 'Best Indi Foodblog' category in Indibloggies 2008 ......

    I just voted for your blog....

    Best Wishes
    Rujuta

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  6. My husband adores both mango and curry, so this is sure to be a favorite with him.

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  7. Oh Mango! I would love this , i am sure.I will make this, M does not like coconut, but I have a feeling that this will work.

    Congratulations OHS, for being nominated best Indi blog, voted for u!

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  8. Just found out from the comments above about onehotstove being nominated for 'Best Indi Foodblog' category. voted for u!

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  9. Voted for ya! :)now do i get to taste this curry ? :)

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  10. Love the variation for the mango curry using a ripe mango. Mmmm, mouthwatering.
    Congratulations on "One Hot Stove" being nominated for 'Best Indi Foodblog'. So proud of you!!!

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  11. mango curry! interesting idea.

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  12. indosungod- The simple recipes are a win-win situation, right? :)

    musical- I can read your mind, mwah ha hah (can you hear my evil laughter?) :D

    Raaga- This is so baffling that across the globe, virtually the same dishes are being cooked...weird! But fun!

    Pooja V- Thanks for sharing the Goan version, I'll be trying it for sure!

    Rekha shoban- Yes, this was new to me too.

    rujuta- Thanks for your vote!

    Lydia- It is very different from the restaurant concept of a curry, but very flavorful!

    Manasi- He does not like coconut?! That eliminates half my cooking repertoire! Thanks for the vote :)

    Nikita- Thanks for the vote!

    Abhi- So now do we need bribes, do we? :D

    Namita- I was happy to see the ripe mango in the recipe too; most recipes call for raw mangoes which are nowhere to be found around here. Thank you, my dear!

    PJ- And tastes great too!

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  13. ooh- this is like mango morkootan/mor kozhambu..I made this once long ago..should make it again soon. yum!

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