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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Maavinakai Gojju / Raw Mango Curry


When one says "Gojju", the first thing that comes to your mind is a coconut based, thick gravy.... But the recipe I have for you today is a little different. It is a very simple, no-coconut recipe!!! This recipe turns out best with "Gini moothi" maavinakai, that you get back in India. "Gini moothi" in Kannada, literally means parrot faced.... These mangoes look like parrots with beaks and hence the name, I guess!!! I don't know what they are called in English or Hindi, but they are those mangoes that you get to see on the road-side stalls in India..... With some salt and chili powder, these mangoes are real thirst quenchers, aren't they??!!!?

Out here in the US, I did not have access to Gini moothi maavinakai :(. So, I settled for the pickling mangoes.... Though not very good, they were pretty okay! They lacked the tanginess, so I went ahead and added some tamarind. I had to add some extra jaggery too, because they weren't very sweet either. But at the end, the gojju tasted good!!! I was satisfied :).

I am sending this over to Monthly Mingle: Mango Mania event hosted by Meeta of What's for lunch, Honey? Thanx Meeta for hosting!!! I hope I am not late.... :)


1 Raw Pickling Mango / Gini moothi maavinakai

1 tsp Methi seeds

1 tsp Chili powder

1/2 tsp Tamarind paste

1 tbsp Jaggery/sugar

1-2 tsp oil

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

3-4 Curry leaves

A generous pinch of hing

Salt as per taste


  1. Chop the raw mangoes finely and keep aside.
  2. Dry roast the methi seeds for a minute and powder them in a blender; DO NOT add water while powdering.
  3. Heat oil in a pan;Temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves and hing; Add the chopped mangoes and cook until they are tender; Add little water if required.
  4. Add the powdered methi, chili powder, jaggery, tamarind, salt and mix well;Mix well and let cook for a couple of more minutes.
  5. Adjust ingredients according to taste.
  6. Remove from stove and serve hot with rice, rotis or even dosa.

Prep Time:About 20-25 mins;

Serves: About 2-3 people;


Vanamala Hebbar said...

looks lovely..thmba divsa aithu thindu maavinkai gojju...this yr season somehow i coudn't make it. Will try it your version of ingredients.

bee said...

i think the mangoes are called 'totapuri' in hindi.

Laavanya said...

This is just like our mango pachadi.. can eat it just like that - absolutely yummy.

Katie said...

Yum! Great blog!

amna said...

lovely picture. i made something similar for meeta's MM :)

Seema said...

This looks yum.. I learnt a Mango curry from a friend & it tastes awesome too.. Will post it soon.

A_and_N said...

Wow what an nice interplay of sweet and sour tastes. This surely looks tasty :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture! My mom used to make this :) I will definitely try this out soon. One question though, do you skin the mangoes or leave them as is?

Mrs.Kannadigas in USA said...

wowww!! super.. i am drooling lookin at the photo [:)]

Kumudha said...

Maavinakai gojju looks so spicy and tasty!

I recently made masala biscuits from the recipe in this blog. The masala biscuits were delicious!

Thanks for sharing so many wonderful recipes.

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EC said...

Yummy ramya...amazed at the variety on ur blog

Veda said...

hey ramya ...u can also send it to srivalli for her curry mela!


Sig said...

mango and tamarind in one dish, yummm... that is just my kinda dish.... looks yummy Ramya!

Paru ... said...

Gojju looks very delicious...I posted a squash pepper gojju this week.. I would love to try this one next..Thanks for the recipe...

Priyanka said...

we make it the same way except for 1 change- we do not add tamarind. the pics are really great on all your recipes.

Anonymous said...

Ramya thanks for making my day. Reading your blog and looking at the picture satisfies my need :) I wish my wife could cook all the stuff that you have blogged on! Keep up the good work.