Mango Kairas (A sweet spicy & tangy Mango Relish !)

Cooked raw mango pieces simmered in a sweet and spicy coconut sauce!

     Kairas is a combination of two words, kairi+ras, meaning raw/green mango + juice. This is one of my favorite preparation using green mango. The sweet, spicy, tangy, tart flavors of this dish takes me back to the good  young days when I had first pestered my grand mother's friend to show how to prepare it and I was in 3rd std!!!.
     I believe this is a Konkan specialty, but it does vary from the one that is prepared in the Konkan region of Karwar and Mangalore. Its more of a dry preparation while this one is more of a gravy(ras) consistency. Yeah, I love to slurp the ras!!! And this goes to the Mango Challenge on Foodie Blogroll

1 large mango, unripe,deskin, diced
4  1in-cubes of jaggery /  5 –7 tbsp of brown sugar
pinch of turmeric
salt to taste
  1/3 cup coconut, fresh/frozen
  1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  1 tsp oil
  1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  4 –5 curry leaves
  3 green chilies, chopped

Preparation Method:
1. Dice the raw mango into small pieces and cook them in a vessel with enough water.(Discard the seed).When cooked the mango pieces look transparent
2. Grind the coconut and cumin to fine paste or slightly coarse.
3. Heat oil in a vessel, add mustard seeds. As they splutter, add cumin, green chilies, and curry leaves.
4. Transfer the cooked mixture of mango to the tempering vessel. Add turmeric, salt, ground paste and jaggery and bring to boil.
5. Let it simmer for 5 mins, then remove from heat and serve with bread/chapati/paratha or have as is(which I love). It is also a good filling for sweet crepes.

MangoKairas (2)

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Serves: 2 – 4
Note: Add more or less jaggery/brown sugar as per taste.


Joanne said...

Congrats on your 50th post! What an achievement.

I love mango - it's my favorite fruit. I've been looking to enjoy it in more savory dishes. This looks fantastic!

Sushma Mallya said...

Unique one with raw mango,loved the tangy gravy and the ingredients used...will surely try this...

tasteofbeirut said...

I have never used green unripe mango in cooking before. This relish looks so delicious, especially tempered by the use of coconut.

SE said... give it a'll love it..

kitchen queen said...

The kairas looks abslutely tempting an inviting.Anything to do with raw mango is always welcome for me.

Namitha said...

Love Mango...This looks awesome :-)

Unknown said...

Delicious dish.

Priya Suresh said...

Yumm!! such a tempting dish..lipsmacking..

prasu said...

mango....................lovely dish with mango dear....thanx for sharing.

Sarah Naveen said...

picture perfect..Looks soo yummy!!!

Unknown said...

Looks delicious& tempting!!my fav mango curry..feel like having some.. actually we call it pulissery but we use to add curd in it.

Cham said...

We don't add coconut- but I love this one!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Wonderful preparation. An unusual dish,looks excellent. Thanx for sharing.


PJ said...

First time to your blog; you have a great blog here! There is a Marathi recipe similar to this called Methamba.. your Kairi-ras looks delicious!

Tina said...

Awesome dish....Pretty colour and click.

Deepa G Joshi said...

yum yum..nice and tangy mango the color..

Rohini said...

Hearty congrats on ur 50th post dear! This one is new recipe, but sure looks yum!

SE said...

@PJ..yes..we do prepare meethamba too
@kothiyavunu....yes sometimes the preparation may or may not vary..but the recipes have different names..
@ALL> give this a try and let me know..

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear SE
Very nice recipe..we make it almost the same way but no coconut..This a new recipe for me.
Have a nice weekend

Sarah Naveen said...

hey dea..!!!
yeah i think its a different version similar but we dont add jaggery, coconut paste and turmeric..We call this kichadi...

Mints! said...

I love kairas will be making it soon!

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