Muringa Manga Thenga Aracha Curry - Kerala Special

Thenga aracha curry is a Kerala home staple. Thenga aracha curry means vegetable cooked in coconut gravy . Today's recipe is raw mango and drumsticks cooked in coconut gravy. Any firm vegetable can be used. Drumsticks is my favorite which gives the curry a very unique flavor. You will use some kind of souring agent in this gravy .Traditionally it is tamarind ,mango ,nellipuli etc. Mordern recipes use tomato too as souring agent.Today i have used raw mango.



Drumsticks /Muringa- 1 cup, chopped to 3 inch pieces
Raw Mango/Manga - 1/4 of a very sour mango  , chopped
Coconut - 1/4 cup , freshly grated
Hot Green Chili - 2
Curry leaves  - a spring
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seed - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

Tempering:
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Dry Chili - 2
Pearl Onion - 4 , chopped finely
Curry Leaves - a few
Red Chili Powder - 1/4 tsp
Coconut Oil - 2 tsp


  1. Take  drumstick , mango , curry leaves ,green chili , salt and one cup water in a saucepan.
  2. Cook till drumsticks are tender and keep aside.
  3. Grind coconut , turmeric , cumin , green chili and few curry leaves to a fine paste.
  4. Now add the paste to cooked drumstick and mango.
  5. And simmer on low for 3-4 minutes.
  6. In the mean time heat oil and add mustard seeds.
  7. When mustard starts popping add the dry chili, curry leaves, and onion .
  8. Cook till the onion turns golden add the chili powder .
  9. And pour over the simmering curry and remove from fire.
  10. Serve with rice and papadam.

20 comments:

  1. Creamy,thick and deliciously done Manga,Thenga Araicha Curry Dear.Luv it

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  2. This is one of my fav Nisha. Drooling here.. Its so simple and delicious.

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  3. I just would love to drink this up! So rich and flavorful!

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  4. Manga and thenga make an awesome combination in itself. Adding drumsticks makes it even more heavenly..:)
    Reva

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  5. Manga thenga awesome combo but adding Drumsticks is entirely new to me..., got to give this a try

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  6. yummy curry love the clicks i think you have written the headline wrongly its muringa instead of murga m i correct

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    1. i think Muringa is the right word

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  7. My favorite,tangy and flavorful curry

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  8. kANDITTU KOTHIYAVUNNU....ADIPOLI....

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  9. Nice recipe ...looks very delicious

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  10. Super delicious combo, can survive for many days with this fingerlicking curry.

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  11. Nice combination of ingredients, really healthy n tasty curry...

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  12. Luks very delicious n superb.....

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  13. Beautiful !!! Tempting and delicious

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  14. So flavorful n yum looking recipe!
    USMasala

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