Although we are in the Christmas season I feel obliged to post this recipe, curry mango. I am fulfilling a request from an email I got a few weeks ago from Farhana. I just happened to get some long mango, even though mango is not in season, so I decided to do the post.
Curry mango is another side dish that goes great with roti or rice along with curry chicken, channa, potato and a little kuchela or chutney, but I personally like to enjoy it by itself to savour the taste. That too and I also don't like how the rice sticks to it when you're eating, if you know what I mean. As a matter of fact, I don't even like rice on my meat haha!!
Curry Mango Recipe
Anyhow, I'll be short this morning because we have some more posts to come and I have some painting to do; you know how this Christmas rush could be. Here's curry mango.
1 hot pepper
2 cloves garlic , chopped
5 leaves chadon beni
5 mangoes (half ripe)
3 tablespoons curry
2 tablespoons water ( to mix curry)
1 teaspoon saffron powder
1 teaspoon geera powder (cumin)
2 tablespoons salt
3 tablespoons sugar (or to taste)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
Cut up the mango and clean. There is a semi transparent lining that has to be removed together with the pieces of the seed.
Add the salt and boil the mangoes.
Drain and set aside.
Mix the curry, saffron, geera powder and water.
Sauté the garlic and hot pepper. Add the curry mixture and cook for about two minutes.
Add the sugar to the mangoes then pour into the pot and evenly coat with the curry.
Pour a little water and add the chadon beni now. Cook for another 5 -7 minutes to allow the curry to infuse and water to evaporate. The mango should have a semi dry, paste like consistency when done. Season to taste and serve.
I sometimes add a little more pepper or sugar according to how sour the mangoes were. The end result should be a semi sweet but peppery taste. Well, I hope you all enjoy the recipe it was a joy for me to post it. Bye!
- 1 hot pepper
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 5 leaves chadon beni
- 5 mangoes half ripe
- 3 tablespoon curry
- 2 tablespoon water to mix curry
- 1 teaspoon saffron powder
- 1 teaspoon geera powder cumin
- 2 tablespoon salt *
- 3 tablespoon sugar or to taste
- 2 tablespoon su flower oil
- *Note: It is recommend to those suffering from hypertension to reduce the salt content in this recipe to at least 1 tsp.
- Cut up the mango and clean. There is a semi- transparent lining that has to be removed together with the pieces of the seed.
- Add the salt and boil the mangoes. Drain and set aside.
- Mix the curry, saffron, geera powder and water. Saute the garlic and hot pepper. Add the curry mixture and cook for about two minutes.
- Add the sugar to the mangoes then pour into the pot and evenly coat with the curry. Pour a little water and add the chadon beni.
- Cook for another 5 -7 minutes to allow the curry. To infuse and water to evaporate. The mango should have a semi dry, paste like consistency when done. Season to taste and serve.
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Trying your recipe! I started just as the electricity went out and unfortunately couldn't remember the recipe exactly. Does it matter if I add the sugar to the boiling water??
Ok this is a first, but just as in the pic we usually add the sugar after boiling the mango, so I think this will matter. I never saw anyone do it otherwise but if you like experimenting you could try it and tell me the results. I would love to hear about it.
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I am a Trini that love curry mango but never made it. I have decided to make some this weekend for my American daughter and her friends. Thanks for sharing this recipe
I am going to try this recipe and let you know if I've FINALLY perfected my curried mango. Too bad we don't have good GREEN mango here, but whatever I get here in Germany will just have to do.
I'm not Trini, but my husband is and I have come to love the food! I had curry mango for the first time and fell in love, and I'm so happy to find this amazing recipe online, as well as your blog! The last time I had curry mango, the pits were left in, is it okay to leave them in?
Nice of you to drop by. We usually remove the insides of the seed. I hope this is what you're referring to as the pits. See this pic
Is there a substitution that can be used for the chadon beni?
You can use cilantro but use a little more since cilantro is not as pungent as Chadon Beni
Has anyone had this with Anchar Masala? My mother in law is telling me to make it with that spice... I cant find it anywhere on the internet...
I made this using granny smith apples and it was amazing. Thank you so much. I used more cilantro and it's Amchar Masala, we use Chief's brand, you could find it in a caribbean market or indian grocery.
i did this for the first time today...followed your directions,it tasted amazing!!!! I love "Simply Trini Cooking"
Thank you Nivi 🙂
You need to post a tutorial for cutting up mangos. When I cut them up, they don't come out anything like the picture you have here. It looks like you still have the skin attached.
Yes the skin is still on since it cooks soft...No need to peel 🙂
Hello Felix. My parents were Chinese Trinis. They had their own restaurant in Flatbush Brooklyn many years ago called "Trinidad Chow Mein". I didn't grow up with any West Indian cooking skills but I sure do love the food. I live in New England now and it is very hard to find unripe mangos and many of the other ingredients. Thank you for posting the substitutions. Instead of saffron powder can I use the actual saffron strands? Also can I use ripe mango and then omit the sugar afterward? Thank you for your time.
Thank you for taking the time to comment. the saffron I'm referring to is really turmeric. So, look for turmeric when you're shopping. As for the mangoes, they have to be half ripe so you can get the sour taste into the dish. The taste you're looking for in the end is a semi sweet but peppery taste.
Sorry for so many reposts. Ok I have turmeric. But I don't think I'll be able to find half ripe mangos. Thanks for responding so quickly.
My first time trying this, and it really came out good. One thing though, did you really mean 2 tbs salt or 2 tsp, because I found it to be too salty.
First of all, if it's too salty you can always adjust the salt to your liking. Secondly, the salt is only used when you're boiling the mangoes and then the water is drained.