Monday, 7 February 2011

Goru Chikkudu (Guvar) - Mamidikaya Kura / Cluster Beans – Raw Mango Curry

Mamidikaya – Ooooh! I love it. I used to wait for summer in India just to eat it. I am taking about the raw variety. The really tangy one. I would finish any dish made with this. I remember, me and my mom used to eat the raw mangoes every day – with salt and chilli powder. I am sure many of you are aware of this. It was almost like a competition between us.

I love almost anything tangy. I am happy that V also likes the "tangy stuff". So I try and use raw mangoes whenever I get good ones.

My mother had got these cut mango pieces from India and they were in the freezer. Ofcourse, I ate queit a few pieces before I put them in the freezer.

When I called my pinni (mom's sister) – my usual source of recipes what to do with the Guvar that I had bought, she told me the recipe and said – "If you add mango, it'll be really tasty. But I don't know if you can get mangoes there". I told her I have mangoes and I'll use them. After I put down the phone, I made this and it was amazing.

1 packet (400 gms) Frozen Cut Guvar
1 Raw Mango – Cut into 1 inch Chunks (Make sure it’s the Tangy Variety – not the sweet one)
1 Onion – chopped
3 tbsp Chopped Tomato
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
2 tsp Jeera Seeds
2 sprigs Curry Leaves
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
2 tbsp Oil
Salt to Taste

  1. Heat Oil in a pan. When hot, add the Mustard Seeds and let them Pop.
  2. Then add Jeera and let them crackle.
  3. Now add Curry Leaves and fry for a minute.
  4. Add the Onions and allow them to change colour.
  5. When the Onions are brown in colour, add the Tomato and cook till the oil separates.
  6. Now add the Salt, Turmeric Powder and Chilli Powder and mix well.
  7. Add the Guvar and mango and mix well so the masala is ncorporated into them.
  8. Cover and cook till the Guvar is done.
  9. Serve with Rice. (I am sure it'll be good with roti as well – I didn't try it).

Note: Adjust the amount of mango depending on its size and how tangy you like yours.

This goes to JFI Re-Run Mango hosted by Satya. JFI was started by Indira of Mahanandi. This is a re-run of the same event.


  1. Thank you for the wonderful entry swetha.

  2. Very nicely cooked, sure it will taste superb.

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