Monday, June 10, 2013

Recipe - Maangai Perukku

Maangai Perukku is a Kerala delicacy, easy and simple to make.

Here is how you make Maangai Perukku:

You need : Raw Mango - 1, Grated coconut - One table spoonful or a little more, but never less for Kerala dishes, and One or two green chilly, Curry leaves ( optional but good to add ) Salt to taste.

1. Grate the raw mango.
2. In a mixer, grind grated coconut, salt, and chillies.
3. Add the paste to the grated mango. 
4. In a pan, heat coconut oil, add the mustard seeds, curry leaves. Once the seeds splutter, put off the flame.
5. Mix the contents with the rest of the preparation.

This is usually a side-dish for any of the bland curries made in Kerala. Maangai Perukku tastes good with Dosa, Rice, Molagootal, Curd Rice, Bread, and Roti. These are my choices usually. 

The Quantity of Maangai perukku is based on the size of the mango. If you use a medium sized mango, this way of preparing the maangai perukku will serve four people. If you are planning to invite me for lunch with Maangai perukku on the menu, then use double the quantity of the ingredients mentioned because I can eat this without the main dish.

The taste of the Maangai Perukku is based on the sourness of the mango you use. If too sour, then add more salt to even the taste.. If less sour, then reduce the quantity of coconut and salt. Usually practice makes a man perfect!!!

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