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Mambazha Pulissery – Ripe Mango in a Yogurt Curry

Mambazha Pulissery is an authentic Kerala style curry in which ripe mangoes are cooked in a yogurt and coconut based spicy curry. It is sweet, sour, spicy and a little tangy. It is a tradition to make this dish on Vishu and Onam festival.

It tastes more like Mor Kootan or Mor Kuzhambu except for being a little sweet. Mango season is here, so try this delicious curry and serve as a side to chapathis, rice and also as raitha to pulao or biryani.


  • Ripe mango – 1
  • Grated coconut – 3 tbsp
  • Dried red chilies – 2
  • Fenugreek seeds (methi) – 1/2 tsp
  • Thick buttermilk – 1.5 cups
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • A few curry leaves
  • Salt to taste

Method of Preparation:

Peel the skin and cut mango into big pieces. Boil it with a cup of water until mango becomes tender and not so mushy. Add curry leaves and continue cooking.

In between roast fenugreek seeds and dried chilies in a tsp of oil. Let it cool and grind it with coconut and a little water to a fine paste.

Add the ground paste to the mangoes and mix well. Bring it to a boil and add buttermilk. Before it starts boiling remove from heat.

For tempering, add a tsp of oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. Add 2 to 3 curry leaves and add this to the prepared curry. Mambazha Pulissery is ready.

You can serve it hot with rice, potato fry and papad.


  1. must try summer treat

  2. mouth-watering, mango is the best fruit ever

  3. It’s mango season, I suppose!!! Hmm wish I had a big bow of rice to go with this.

  4. Hi Nithu,

    I really love curry, that is one of my favorite dishes ever, the spicness and creaminess that is so good! I have a little idea how to cook curry, but my mom always there for me to cooking whatever we want because she love cooking. My mom asks me if there’s a website providing recipes about curry because she want something new. That’s why I found you?

    For me and to my mom, we want to say thank you for your wonderful recipe of Mambazha Pulissery – Ripe Mango in a Yogurt Curry. We want you to know that we tried it, and that is really good the spiciness, sweetness and sourness. Onam festival I think that is nice right?

    Once again thank you Nithu for sharing your recipe. I hope you can share more, are there any more Curry recipes?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Thank you all for the comments.

      Hi Prince, appreciate your comments. We have more curry recipes in our blog. Please check our “vegetarian” and “Meat and Seafood” categories on the home page.

      • Hi Nithu,

        Your welcome! Thank you too Nithu, because of you I discovered more recipes about curry!
        You know what Nithu what I did! I copied all recipes from vegetarian and Meat and Seafood.

        Thanks a lot!


  5. nithu this recipe really turned out well 4 me ! thank you !

    • Thanks Cheryl and Prince.

  6. Hi, nice recipe. I have one question, which type of mango is used in this recipe?

    • I used Ataulfo mangoes (Champagne mangoes) which is available here. You can use any type of ripe mango that is not fibrous.


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