Mango Pulissery (Sweet Mango Curry)

Mango season is here and we wanted to share some of the beautiful dishes that can be created with this King of Fruits! This Pulissery (Puliserri) recipe is from Kerala and is great as a part of the traditional Sadhya meal for Vishu or Onam. The combination of flavors in this dish are mind blowing – it’s sweet from the Mango, sourness from the Yogurt and the spice kick from the Chilies. It is also great as Raita as part of any meal. Mango in any form is just delicious!

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Serves : 2-4


Ripe Mango – 1 , peeled, cubed
Green Chillies – to taste
Shredded Coconut – 1/2 cup
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Sour Yogurt – 1/2 cup
Water – 1/2 cup
Red Chili Powder – 1/4 tsp or to taste
Salt – 1/2 tsp or to taste
Coconut Oil – 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Dry Red Chillies – to taste
Curry Leaves – few leaves
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp

Fenugreek Seeds – pinch, roasted and powdered


1. Wash, peel and cube the Mango.
2. Soak and work the seed of the Mango in Water till clean.
3. Gently mash the Mango and transfer Mango and the liquid to a saucepan.
4. Bring to a boil on medium heat, cook for 2-3 minutes and then reduce flame to a simmer.
5. Meanwhile, grind Green Chillies, Coconut, Cumin Seeds and a little bit of Yogurt, to a smooth paste.
6. Add the mixture to the balance of the Yogurt and mix well.
7. Take the pan off the flame and add in the Yogurt/Coconut paste to the Mango.
8. It is important to constant stir while adding the paste. Also, add a little at a time. This will prevent the Yogurt from curdling.
9. Once mixed in, the saucepan goes back on the flame on a low flame and allow it to come to almost a boil, keep stirring constantly.
10. Take it off the flame and work on the seasoning.
11. For the seasoning, heat Coconut Oil in a skillet.
12. Add the Mustard Seeds and allow them to pop.
13. Add in the Dry Red Chili, the Curry Leaves and the Turmeric Powder.
14. Mix into the Mango Curry and mix.
15. Sprinkle with a pinch of Fenugreek Powder and serve hot with Rice.

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0 thoughts on “Mango Pulissery (Sweet Mango Curry)

  1. Hi Anuja and hetal u guys are doing great. I am frm kerala and i love this pulisseri. Its delicious. have a tip for u. My mom used to add some jaggery also when we cook the mangoes.. its sounds good…

    1. Store bought mango pulp is usually sweetened so it may make this dish too sweet. Also, you will not get the chunky texture.

      1. Thanks for the response. I will try it with fresh mango this weekend and I am sure it will taste as good as all your other recipes.

        I made mango ice cream few days back and it was awesome. Please post few more recipes using Mango pulp.

  2. Hi Ladies,

    I watched the video only to see you guys pronounce “manga pulissery”…silly me! Love how versatile your recipe collection is. Go SMTC!!!


  3. Hi Ladies,

    I tried this yesterday and it was absolutely divine. Tasted better with rice than chapati’s… it was so delicious that I’m going to make it again.

  4. are u a keralite? cuz the word ‘pulissery” u r spelling it corrrect. as i am a keralite i know it!!!!!! can i use even apple or orange??? if apple then what type of apple, if orange what type of? pls rply fstr!!!!! =D

    1. We have only tried this recipe with mango but pineapple is also commonly used. Not sure about apple but orange does not seem like it will provide the same texture results.

      1. I made it with pineapple the other day. Wish I could upload a picture here 🙁 H&A, can this be an additional feature on your site??

  5. Hi Girls,

    ur recipes and presentation is awesome.I am from Kerala, And mango Pullissery that we make has Methi seeds instead of Cumin seeds, and the green chillies is replaced by red chillies. We add the coconut mixture to the mango, let it cook and then add the yoghurt.
    May be you should try this one too:)

    1. i got a tip from my grandma when i went to india on vacation this time.. and it is, add cumin to this curry if u use veggies like pumpkin/cucumber.. and add methi (no cumin at all)if u are making it with a fruit (pineapple/mangoes).

      i like to keep the mangoes whole not mushy! but still great one.. btw, which one of u is the malayali… lemme guess, Anuja? and Hetal looks like Goan! 🙂

  6. Hi Anuja and Hetal,
    Thanks so much for a great recipe!! I love mango, but also have the problem some others have about what type of mango to buy. Most of the ones I buy have a lot of fiber.

    Also, I have a tip about yogurt. If you mix a couple of spoonfuls of hot mix in room temperature yogurt and then add the yogurt into the pot of hot mix, it will have less chance of curdeling. It brings the yogurt closer to the temperature of the hot mix and seems to work for me. Thanks so much for bringing a pinch of spice to our lives!!!

  7. Dear Anuja and Hetal,

    I loved this recipe especially coz its so versatile…it can be used with any other fruit or sweet vegetable. Very quick and creative and full of varied taste. Let’s see how it really matches the taste buds of my family 😉

    Have lot’s of mangoes sitting in the fridge…will try it the soonest possible.

    Thank you both my beautiful fairies who help me in my kitchen with your magical smile.

  8. Hi Anuja & Hetal,
    Nice recipe. Thanks for sharing. Just wondering how to tell if a mango has a lot of fibers or not just by looking at it in the store. Any tips on that?

  9. This looks great. What kind of blender are you using with the stainless steel bowl? I have a feeling that I cannot put yogurt in my coffee grinder.

    1. Hi June,

      We are using a Premier brand grinder. Unless you have a coffee grinder with a removable canister (that you use only for spices), we would not recommend putting anything wet into it.

  10. hello, which variety of ripe mangoes do u use? i’ve never seen an alphonso or kesar here in US. I’m from st.louis. could you suggest some good varieties of mangoes that can be bought here. and even the stores if possible.

  11. Wow this is what I made for lunch today to go with Chapathis. But I used yellow pumpkin instead of mango (it is called mathan pachadi). Yummy stuff 🙂

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