Manga perukku: This sweet and sour raw mango chutney is the perfect side dish

Manga perukku
Manga perukku. Photo: Subha CT

With mango season already upon us, now is the perfect time to explore unique mango dishes. Raw mango, packed with fibres, vitamins, and minerals, serves as an excellent ingredient for a variety of culinary delights. Among these, the special raw mango chutney, known as "manga perukku" in local dialects, stands out as a delicious side dish that could be enjoyed with rice and curries. Here's how to prepare it.

1 raw mango
1 cup grated coconut
3 red chillies
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 cup yogurt
Salt, to taste
2 sprigs curry leaves

Grind the raw mango with grated coconut, red chillies, yogurt, and salt until smooth
Crush the mustard seeds
Heat coconut oil in a pan
Add crushed mustard seeds, red chillies, and curry leaves to the pan and roast until fragrant
Pour the tempered spices over the mango-coconut mixture
Mix well and enjoy this flavourful mango chutney as a delightful accompaniment to your meals

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