Friday, April 29, 2011

Mavinakayi (Mango) Sweet Saaru


Raw Mangoes - 2 (you can use slightly ripened mangoes too)
Jaggery powder - 1/2 cup (adjust according to sourness of mangoes)
Sugar - 2 tbsps
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

For Seasoning:

Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 1
Curry Leaves - 5
Asafoetida - a pinch
Ghee - 1 tsp


  1. Cut mango into big pieces excluding the pits.
  2. Boil these pieces and the mango pits in 2 cups of water until they cooked and starts thickening little bit.
  3. Now add jaggery, sugar, salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder and continue boiling until jaggery melts completely.
  4. Now heat ghee, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chilli pieces, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  5. When mustard seeds start to splutter pour it over saaru.
  6. Serve with rice.


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