It’s July first week which literally means mango is off season. Isn’t it? But right now, I am presenting raw mango curry which suppose to happen during early summer. But guess what? I got hold of few not-so- sour raw mangoes last month which generated real food excitements deep in my food spirit. Meaning cooking something new curry from the scratch stuck in my mind and just after few minutes of this thought, this amazing recipe shaped up. The intense, thick raw mango curry in Konkani style has all the flavors that can perfectly harmonize with plain rice.
Unlike raw mango gojju, this curry tastes uniquely different. The farmer has strong flavors of roasted sesame seeds but latter hasn’t. In this Konkani style of cooking raw mango curry the spices are minimum which are roasted and ground with coconut. Having said that, you cannot convert any raw mango in to this curry. You need to be selective on that. The ones which are not overly sour or the ones that are about to ripe go well in to this curry.
When this post publishes and shows up on your browser, I would be on the other side of this SUNNY land. Yes, I would be in my motherland holidaying with my family where monsoon is already onset. Monsoon in Udupi is terrifying with heavy downpours and thunderstorm. But still the weather is very much pleasing with cool breeze and earthy aroma of mud. And it’s fun and happy time for me to relish the wholesome food cooked by my mother with all love and affection. She is a master cook who can give massive makeover to turn any pale, uninteresting veggie in to something delicious. Right at this moment, I feel so much blessed and content about life. Every one would feel the same about their parents. Isn’t it so?