Manga Kadhi (Raw Mango In A Yogurt Base)

My all time favourite kadhi (yogurt based dishes) is the raw mango kadhi. I never tire of this dish no matter how many times I have it. Perhaps it is the sourness of the mango balanced delicately by the yogurt. Whatever the reason may be, the palate sings with joy. Serve this with another bland, dry vegetable and you will not be able to stop eating.

200 gms raw mango (I do not peel the skin since most of the nutrients are in the skin)
1 cup thick vegan curd
1 cup grated coconut
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
For The Seasoning
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 dried red chillies
1/2 tsp split black gram (urad dal, ulutham parupu)
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi dhana, venthiyam)
Wash and chop the raw mango
Add a cup of water, salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder
Place on flame and cook till mango is tender
Grind the coconut to a fine paste and add to the mango
Mix well till all ingredients are well blended
Add vegan curd
Cook till the mixture till it comes to boil
Remove from flame (do not actually boil)
Heat a small wok
Add mustard seeds
When they start spluttering, add red chillies, split black gram and fenugreek seeds
Remove from flame when the black gram starts to turn a golden brown
Add this seasoning to the mango curry
Serve hot with steamed red or brown rice

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