Mamidikaya Kura – Sweet Mango Curry

Mango season is almost through and the mangoes that are available now are thotapuri (called collector kaya in andhra) and bainganapalli varieties which don’t have much of a sour flavor. They are best suited to prepare curries which have a predominately sweet flavor.

It would be a whole year before I prepare Mamidikaya kura again, during the next mango season, so made this curry for lunch today. A simple, straightforward mango curry recipe using onions, tomatoes, chilli powder, jaggery and tempered with cumin and fenugreek seeds.

Mamidikaya Kura Recipe

Recipe source: From my recipe files

Prep & Cooking: 40 mts

Serves 6 persons

Cuisine: Andhra


1 raw mango, chopped into pieces along with skin – preferably thotapuri or bainganpalli variety

2 tbsp oil

1 tsp mustard seeds

½ tsp methi (fenugreek seeds)

½ tsp cumin seeds

10-12 crushed garlic flakes

2 big onions finely chopped

2 tomatoes finely chopped

salt to taste

¼ tsp turmeric pwd

1 tsp red chilli pwd

3 cups of water

½ cup grated jaggery

1 Pre-heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add the methi and cumin seeds and let them turn brown.
2 Add the crushed garlic flakes and fry for a few seconds. Add the chopped onions and sauté till pink. Add salt, turmeric pwd and chilli pwd and combine.
3 Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 5-6 mts. Now add the mango pieces and mix well till they are well coated with the masala mixture. Cook covered for 4-5 mts on medium heat.
4 Add water and cook on high flame for 5 mts. Reduce heat and cook further for another 8-10 mts or till the water evaporates.
5 Add the grated jaggery and cook for 10 mts on low flame till water evaporates and you get the curry consistency.
6 Serve with hot steamed white rice or rotis.


This curry can be stored in the fridge for a few days and can be re-heated.

Mamidikaya Kura – Sweet Mango Curry

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  raw mango


  • BDSN

    Hi Sailu,

    This curry resembles more of a sweet pickle. I would definitely love to have this with rotis as u said..Will let u know when I give this dish a try!!!

  • Priya

    Wonderful recipe Sailu..!! You are sooo lucky to be enjoying all the fruits. I havent eaten any of the Indian variety mangoes in the last 2 1/2 yrs in US 🙁 The ones I get here are neither fully ripe nor sour, just namesake mangoes :-(( Wish I cud scoop some from the pic 😛

    Aaaw, that’s bad, Priya. Feel bad for you..:(

  • Madhu

    I am drooling…….lovely pics. I wish i could get some here . But have to wait for looong time to taste it. Enjoy! the mangoes.

  • Radha

    Hi Sailu,

    Nice mango curry I never actually tired this. Looks good.

    Maybe you should try it next summer during mango season, Radha.

  • Nila

    Wow the picture looks so real Sailu, It gives a feel that it is sitting in my dinning table. I agree with Priya. Hope you will send some over here 🙂

    How I wish I could some magic that you could savor the dish sitting in your dining room..:)

  • Paz

    Mmm! I love mangoes in any form!


    I dont think there is anyone who would hate mangoes..:):)

  • Kalyan

    This is so mouth watering 🙂


    Wish I could send some over..:)

  • MangoJoe

    I tried this recipe with the mango varieties that were suggested and it was absolutely excellent. I served it to about 1,200 guests at an event I had and almost everyone loved it. I changed the recipe a little by using Organic Coconut oil and did not add the 3 cups of water (only 1/2 cup per batch.) This greatly cut down on time needed to evaporate the water and it didn’t seem to affect the consistency that is expected with Chutney’s. I recommend this to anyone. IT WAS AWESOME!! (The Jaggery must be used because regular sugar will change the flavor of the Chutney entirely.)

    I am glad your guests enjoyed this recipe, MangoJoe.

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  • kranthi

    hai sailu
    the way u describe and narrate your recipies is fantastic.
    idi naku chala istamaina koora. i am glad that a vizag girl is making gr8 recipies.

  • pr117

    My children just loved it. and guess what, they ate the whole dish leaving none for me. I guess i have to make it secretly.