Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mampazha Morkozhambu/palakad special

                                                            Mampazha morkozhambu is a traditional gravy prepared with ripe mangoes,green chillies,coconut and yogurt.It is very popular in Palakad/Kerela especially in summer- that is, the mango season.I learnt it from my MIL's friend Lalitha mami.She is from Palakad and she is so good at making this.
It is called by different names like moapazha morkozhambu,morekootan,mampazha pulissery, etc.However it has the sweet,sour,spicy tastes all combined in one dish. It is delicious to taste and visual appearence too, is mouth watering!!!!!!

You will Need
  • One ripe Mango
  • Two green chillies
  • Three tbs of  Scraped Coconut
  • One cup of Curd
  • Salt to taste
To Temper
  • One tbs of Coconut oil
  • One tsp of Mustard seeds
  • One Red Chilli
  • Few Curry Leaves

How to
1.Cut the mango into blocks and boil it in little water (just immerse) with turmeric powder and salt.

2.Grind scraped coconut and green chillies into a paste.

3. Add curds and whiz it for few seconds

4.Mash the boiling mangoes and add the ground mixture to it. Heat it on a low flame. Switch off when it just starts bubbling in the sides. Please do not boil.

5 .Heat coconut oil in a small pan crackle mustard seeds,red chillies and curry leaves and pour over the gravy(kozhambu).

Enjoy it with some paruppu usli or potato roast and banana chips or papadam.

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