Easy Mavinkai gojju - Karnataka green mango curry is a quick cooking recipe.
Mavinkayi gojju, a summer special recipe, it is a yummy accompaniment for any meal.
The beginning of summer, raw green mangoes are available in plenty. Many dishes are made with raw green mangoes.
Apart from making green mango panna, mango chutney, mango rice, mango pickle, mango chitranna, this mango curry / mavinkayi gojju is a treat to serve with rice as well as breads such as akki rotti, chapati, ragi rotti etc.
Usually raw green mangoes are used but you may even use slightly ripe mangoes too.
Ingredients for mavinkai gojju - mango curry
1. First, to make the tempering, add oil to a pan and heat on medium heat.
Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafetida. Let the seeds splutter.
Add turmeric/haldi powder to the pan.
Mix the tempering ingredients.
Add the chopped mango pieces.
Add rasam powder, jaggery, salt to the mango pieces in the pan.
Mix everything well with mango pieces.
Add water. I added 1 cup. Mix. Cook covered for about 10 minutes on low flame.
Stir once after 5 minutes or so. Add more water if you wish.
After about 10 minutes, mango pieces will change color when they are cooked. They will also become soft and will start to lose shape or to disintegrate. That is ok.
Taste now and see if you need to add more jaggery or salt. You need to balance the sourness of mango and the sweetness of jaggery according to your taste. Add more water if you want thinner gravy.
If after 10 minutes, the mangoes are not cooked, cook further till they are cooked soft.
You can see below how mavinkayi gojju/ green mango curry looks when it is ready to serve.
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