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Mambazha Pulissery/Mango and Spiced Yogurt Curry

Mambazha Pulissery/Mango and Spiced Yogurt Curry

Pulisheri is the most common yogurt based dish in Kerala served with rice. Pulisheri is made  both with vegetables and  fruits . This dish is made with mangoes and is a flavorful dish,light and tasty. The sourness of yogurt is balanced by the sweetness of mangoes.

Ripe mangoes-3-4 medium sized
(If small variety 4-5)
Yogurt- 2 cup
Grated coconut- 1/2 cup
Green chilly-2
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek powder- 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds-  1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds -a few
Chopped shallot- 1
Whole red chilly-1
Curry leaves-2 springs

Peel and cut mangoes into large chunks( if smaller you can just add whole mangoes).

In a sauce pan put mangoes, chilly powder, turmeric,salt and one cup of water. Cover and cook till mangoes are cooked and it becomes a little creamy and thick.

Grind coconut and green chilly into a fine paste using little water and add to the mango mixture,stir and cook in medium flame till it is slightly bubbly in the edges. Blend fenugreek powder and yogurt and add in and simmer for one more minute in low flame.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. When mustard splutters add shallots, red chilly and curry leaves and fry. Add this to the curry and mix. Serve with rice.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy


  1. yummy tangy to have with steamed rice,I too have this in my draft, I cut the slices of mangoes..but yours looks superb..

  2. wow dear...i have never had this but heard abt it a million times....curry sounds gud....looks appealg

  3. This looks absolutely mouthwatering. I've never tried this dish myself. When my parents went to India for a visit last month one of our neighbors invited them for lunch and the aunty there made this dish. Dad fell in love with it (he's not a big mango fan). Thanks to you, I can probably borrow this recipe from you and try to recreate the dish for Dad... Good job!!! :)

  4. Deliciously prepared curry dear. Absolutely tempting.

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  5. this is really different and awesome :)
    i'm loving it!!

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  6. That looks really yum! Hey, i made one of your dish. It came out awesome! The whole family relished it. I will post it beginning of next month if that is okay with you. :)

  7. Delicious and yummy curry,innovative recipe

  8. i ave never cook and see but curryi like in any form it looks tempting here try ur version

  9. Omg, cant take my eyes from ur clicks, highly irresistible and tempting..

  10. Very delicious curry hv till now not tried it .. am left with few mangoes ur pics r making me drooling to make them at once and finish them off with rice..Awesome!!

  11. Classic and delicious recipe.. looks awesome !!
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  12. Love it love it love it any day.

  13. Yum, looks delish. I have never prepared it at home. I guess I should bookmark this one :)
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  14. delicious n yummy husband's fav..i can have it any time :)

  15. we really love this yummy morekozhambu in our home and I've been making this often - looks delicious dear

  16. wow very beautiful color and looks so YUM !!

  17. Looks mouthwatering...lovely colour too...simply delicious!

  18. Yummo!!My fav and one thing i really miss during this summer season..kidilan aytund chechi

  19. wow suja, ente control poyeettoo..ente familyude fav..adipoli ayitunduttoo!

  20. mmm......super......I can just drink it like that

  21. This recipe is somewhat different from how I prepare suja..Looks superb ketto.

  22. Very pleasant to the eye and absolutely yummy!

  23. thats my to have with rice

  24. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments..
    @Cool thanks dear for trying and glad to know that you like it. I am so excited and waiting for your post:)

  25. love it! this is my favourite dish and we have it almost everyday thanks to the mango season :)

  26. How absolutely interesting! Sounds fantastic!

  27. ayyo ente fav anithu kandittu kothi akunnu

  28. This sounds really interesting. Fantastic looking curry!

  29. making me feel like having some rice with your yummy mambazha pulissery Suja!!

  30. njan kazhichittundu but neaver made

  31. Ente ettavum fav nadan dish annu mambazha pulliseri..Ethu adipoli aayittundu. Mouth-watering clicks..

  32. Yoghurt curry looks creamy, yummy and tempting. Very beautifully prepared.

  33. I m going to show my mom this recipe..she'll love it..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  34. Mambazha puliserry is my favorite too..looks super tasty

  35. curry looks inviting! nice colour!

  36. suja, pulissery has taken my heart away- yummmmmm !

  37. Mouthwatering and tangy curry:)


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