Mango Magic Contest Recipe – Mango Menskayi

Mango Menskayi by Radhika Shaila Manikkarafor #pkmangomagic recipe contest.

Radhika shaila entry

Mango menskayi is a traditional dish prepared out of semi ripe mangoes,it’s a sweet,hot and tangy dish ,which is considered a rare delicacy in brahmin wedding s in our area…..Mango is considered to be the king of fruits and when I was thinking of sending my entry to this competition…..This dish flashed into my mind…as it reflects our rich tradition.


Cooking time – 30 minutes

Mangoes 3 preferably totapuri, semi ripe
Byadgi chillies 14
Green chillies 4
Jaggery the size of a tennis ball
Coconut 1/2
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Sesame seeds 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds 1/2 tsp
Peppercorns 6
Oil 3 tbsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Urad daal 11/2 tsp
Salt to taste


  1. Oil roast the byadgi chillies and grind them with grated coconut.
  2. When you are about to remove the masala from the grinder ,add oil , roasted peppercorns, sesame seeds , coriander seeds and urad daal together.(The masala should be fine coarse)
  3. Slice the mangoes horizontally and cook them with slit green chillies. Salt is added to the mangoes along with the masala.
  4. Add the powdered jaggery and bring to a boil.
  5. Water can be added if needed ..The consistency should be of a thick dough.
  6. Now temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  7. It tastes awesome with rice.Ask any person belonging to brahmin community regarding the taste and he will vouch for it



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