Monday, May 21, 2012

Mambazha Pulissery





Pulissery – a Kerala speciality is sweet and sour, yoghurt and coconut based gravy spiced with green chillies.  Pulissery is a close cousin of Moru Kootan. Acutally there is not much difference except that pulissery generally makes use of seasonal fruits like Ripe Mangoes, Nendram Pazham or Pineapples whereas vegetables like Ash gourd, Pumpkin, Yam etc are added to Moru Kootan. Pulissery is an integral part of the Sadhya/feast Menus in most parts of Kerala. Just like the Adai Avial combo, Idiyappam and Pulissery is a popular combination in Trivandrum.

Mangoes are everywhere in the market and we have been gorging on mangoes in every form. Right from pickles, gravies, milkshakes to smoothies. Couple of days, back I prepared the mambazha pulissery. The pulissery was really delicious and I will be making it a couple of times more before the end of the mango season.



What you’ll need
  1. Ripe Mangoes – 4 or 5 (small sweet mangoes)
  2. Green Chillies – 5 or 6 (adjust according to taste)
  3. Grated Fresh Coconut – 2 Cups
  4. Thick Sour Curd/Yoghurt – 2 Cups
  5. Curry Leaves – few sprigs
  6. Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  7. Salt to taste

For Tempering

  1. Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
  2. Fenugreek Seeds – ¼ tsp
  3. Dried Red Chillies – 1 or 2

Method
  1. Wash and trim the stem of the mango. Cut into slices and add it into a vessel.
  2. Add about 2 cups of water, turmeric powder and salt.
  3. Let this boil and then simmer for about 5 to 6 minutes or till the mangoes are cooked.
  4. In the meanwhile, grind the coconut and green chillies into a smooth paste using a little of the curd.
  5. Once the mangoes are cooked, add the ground paste and stir well.
  6. Whisk the curd well add about a cup of water to it and add it to the above mixture. Mix well.
  7. Simmer till the gravy starts frothing on the sides.
  8. Remove from heat. Add some torn curry leaves.
  9. Heat oil in a small frying pan, temper with mustard seeds and fenugreek seed. Then add the red chilles.
  10. Pour this tempering over the prepared mango gravy.

Delicious Pulissery is ready. Serve hot with steamed white rice.



Note:
Generally a special variety of mangoes, which are very small and sweet are used. But if they are not available you could use any other ripe mango.

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24 comments:

Roshni said...

Perfect.. I love this. It is a 100% required in our Vishu Sadya, though we make at other times as well. My husband is from Tamil Nadu. Though he liked it as a side, he could not eat it as a kozhambu :-)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

learnt a new recipe from you...looks yummy

Tina said...

Wow simply superb with beautful clicks...

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very new and yummy recipe, cute presentation and nicely clicked too

Hema said...

This looks awesome dear, never tried cooking with ripe mangoes..

Shobha said...

Never tasted this.. looks very tasty.. I love anything with mango.

Spice up the Curry said...

wow looks super delicious. and nice photos

Sensible Vegetarian said...

This looks so good and delicious.

faseela said...

yummy n delicious pulissery

Julie said...

Yummy tangy flavors,love this with steamed rice:-)
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Maayeka said...

very new and delicious recipe..will try to make this soon:)

Vidhya said...

Love this anytime.

Sobha Shyam said...

i love this, such a yummy pulissery :) kothiyavunu :) I guess we add cumin seeds too while grinding coconut !!

Priya said...

Yum yum,mouthwatering here..Pulissery looks yummy and definitely fingerlicking dish.

Gayathri NG said...

Looks authentic n delicious...

Swathi Iyer said...

Kaveri mambazha pulissery is my favorite. looks delicious.

Sony Dinesh said...

kalakki da.....photo came very good.... :-) :-)

Sangeetha said...

i tasted this once in my friend's home n loved it a lot...i never tried this at home since my H doesn't like mangoes other than fresh fruit form :( yours looks too tempting...
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Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

I call this an amazing recipe, something never seen earlier!!
Thanks for sharing and linking. :)

Ganga Sreekanth said...

this looks really yummy

Rajani said...

Made this with the tiny cute Chandrakaran mangoes today for lunch..hmm, palakkad foodie heaven!

Anonymous said...

I just want try this but sweet mangos are not available here

Rumana Ambrin said...

Very cute...

Priyas Feast said...

Nothing like this comfort food..i am drooling here

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