Manga Pulissery (Ripe Mango Yoghurt Curry)

Sweet, salty, sour, spicy..a little bit of every taste to tickle your tongue. A curry that is a concoction of unique tastes…

Mango Pulissery


Ripe mango, cut into small pieces – 2
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Water – 1 cup
Thick yogurt/curds – 2 cups
Salt to taste


For gravy:

Grated coconut – 1 cup
Jeera / cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Green chilies – 3


For seasoning/tadka:

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds/methi seeds/uluva – 1/4 tsp
Dry red chilies – 2
Curry leaves – 2 stalks
Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
Preparation Time: 10 mins.
Cooking Time: 15 mins.

Mango and beaten curdPeel the mangoes and cut them into small pieces. In a vessel, put the mango pieces, add one cup of water. Add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Cook for 5 mins until the mangoes are soft. Mash the mango pieces. Grind all the ingredients in the For gravy section into a fine paste. Add this paste to the cooked mango pieces. Stir and cook for 3 mins. Add one stalk of curry leaves and turn off the stove. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. When they splutter, add red chilies and remaining curry leaves. Beat the curds into a smooth paste to avoid lumps. Add this to the curry. Stir well. Do not add the curd when the curry is very hot.


Do not add the beaten curds when the curry is very hot. This will curdle it.


List of accompaniments:
Tastes great with rice.

Health Benefits/Alerts:
This yummy dish is a Kerala specialty. Its a seasonal delicacy and popular in the summer, which is the mango season. Some body types have problem with mango because it generates heat. The curd in this curry balances out the heat of the mango.

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    • Thank you valiamma. I hope to post some more authentic Kerala recipes. So keep checking and please share tips to improve the blog as well 🙂


  1. Hey,

    Have you tried grinding coconut, mustard seeds ( Instead of jeera) , green chillies …… worthwhile to explore once …it does taste good.Oh i love this dish ……


    • Yes Lakshmi. I have tried mustard instead of jeera. We call that version pachadi not pulisseri. Thats a different curry altogether. I have not tried making a sweet mango pachadi. We make it with pumpkin, ladysfinger, and tomato. Thanks for visiting 🙂


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