Monday, June 30, 2008

YRR - Mango Pulisseri


Morkozhambu (kadi) is one of those traditional "passed thru generations" type of dishes in my place. No tamilian festival day is complete without morkuzhambu for lunch.. I can't forget the times like Tamil Varusha pirappu, Adi perukku, Vijayadhasami etc. when there's a special menu in our house. Strictly vegetarian dishes are enforced on festival days and there has to be a main kuzhambu (gravy), atleast a couple of vegetable side dishes, with rasam, appalam, vadai and payasam. On special days we have lunch on banana leaf and I used to love those days where we all sisters sit in a circle and enjoy the elaborate south indian feast!

There are a bunch of reasons why I like Morkuzhambu.. First, it uses very simple ingredients that are always available at home.. No fatty ingredients like butter, ghee or deep fry etc. And lastly, its made of Yogurt.. a healthy ingredient and I just love the flavor of yogurt mixed with spices. Many versions of this dish exist among the tamilians and I've learnt a few different ways to make morkuzhambu with slight variations. One such interesting recipe I came across was this fabulous Mambazha Pulisseri from Mishmash's blog! The first time I saw it, I wondered what do mangoes have to do with Morkuzhambu :) I had never heard of this combination before and was eager to give it a shot sometime. Since last week, with a box of marathon mangoes sitting on my kitchen counter, I was all prepared to make this for the first time.. I exactly made it as mentioned in her blog and it came out just awesome! My hubby loved it and we had a blast for dinner! Thanks shn, for sharing this nice recipe! This will sure be a treat for all morkuzhambu/kadi lovers.

As this dish could be enjoyed with Rotis too I would like to send this to Your Recipe Rocks started by Madhuram and... Yogurt being a key ingredient in this dish, I'm also sending this to Yogurt event hosted by Siri. Also, I would like to thank all of you who voted for my poll that was going on for a few months in my blog. That was really helpful and it was amazing to see that there were equal votes for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians continuously for the whole 5 months! Also, there's another one I've just started today. Please feel free to vote and thanks in advance :)

And last but not least, I would like to pass my Yummy blog award to the following friends who post yummy recipes in their blog. In fact, there are lots of my favorite blogs that post yummy mouthwatering recipes and my bookmarks are growing day by day, so it was tough to choose only 4 :

Jeena- She has lots of interesting Indian recipes and I love her step-by-step yummy photos!

Mrs.Srilekha- Recently I stumbled upon her blog and I was excited to see that has very authentic tamilian home-made recipes!

Anusha - I love her fabulous photographs and unique yummy recipes.

Solai - I discovered her blog just a couple of days before and I was pleasantly surprised to see a blog completely specializing on my favorite Chettinad cuisine! All recipes are fabulous and yummy and I can't wait to try some of them!

Congrats, friends!

25 comments:

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

Mongo Pulisseri looks really yummy .. never thought we could make kozhambu with mangoes :)

solai said...

I am always a big fan of kerala curries since I spent my younger days in kerala.This mambazha pulissery makes my toungue tickling.Wonderful collection of good new recipes Sujatha.

Mrs.SriLekha said...

thanks for passing ur award to me suja! nice to have it from u and congrats on ur award too! am much impressed by the pics and the words u r coming to tell about the recipe.. simply superb.. r u south indian?

Jeena said...

Thank you so much Sujatha it is so kind to think of me for this award. :-)

I loved reading this post I was visualizing all the mangoes in the kitchen. It looks delicious very beautiful pic. :-)

Mrs.SriLekha said...

u too have a surprise in my blog suja...

skribles said...

delish - the pulisseri is so temptin!

Bhawana said...

this looks yummy dear. my mother-in-law prepared something like that and we call it panna :).

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

your pictures are awesome, sujatha!! i have something for u on my blog! :-)

kamala said...

The bowl is looking delicious sujatha

Cham said...

Delicious pulliseri Sujatha :) Yes, eating rasam sambar vadai in banana leaf is heaven!

rekhas kitchen said...

hi,mango pulisseri looks very yummy ther is an award waiting for you in my blog can you please pic it up

Rachel said...

This is what I ccrave for quite often and go visit my mother just to indulge in this!!!

Madhuram said...

I also like morkuzhambu very much Sujatha. Using mangoes in it is very new to me also. i will also give it a try. Thank you very much for sending it to the event.

Sujatha said...

Thanks Vegetable Platter! We do use raw mangoes in sambar and other curries.. but ripen mangoes with morkuzhambu is something new for me... but the result was great!

Thanks solai! I loved your chettinad collection as well :)

You'r welcome Srilekha, thanks for the award those great words! Yes, i am from madurai..

You're welcome Jeena, and thanks for your sweet comments as usual :)

Thanks Skribles & Kamala :)

Sujatha said...

Hi Bhawana, Welcome to my blog! Your Panna sounds interesting.. You have a great blog too, I will visit often from now on :)

Thanks JZ for passing me the award! Thats so nice of you for thinking about me.. :)

You are right, Cham! That experience is really great and I miss that :)

Hi Rekha, Welcome to my blog! And thanks for passing me the award in such a short span! I am glad you like my blog :)

Rachel - Yep, I can imagine that! :)

Madhuram - Thanks for hosting such a nice event!

RamyaBala said...

Sujatha,
Mango Pulisseri looks awesome n one more thing for u in my blog.Chk it out:)

Sujatha said...

Thanks Ramya! Thats nice of you for thinking about me for this award!

Laavanya said...

That looks great and the garnish on top particularly. I read your tip about adding curry leaves and yoghurt when making ghee and that's exactly what my mom does :)

Madhavi said...

Oh this looks awesome, tempting.

Uma said...

looks so delicious. beautiful pic.

Divya Vikram said...

This is a lovely dish sujatha..I dont get good mangoes here..wil make this once I get them

anusharaji(www.talimpu.com) said...

thanks for yummy blog award sujatha
once made kadhi with mango but it turned out bad. vl try this now. pic looks fab

Mishmash ! said...

Hello Sujatha.....thanks a lot for trusting the recipe and glad to know that you loved it....:) It is a favourite of many Keralites and i am more than happy to know that it is one of your fav's now :) I had not heard about this event and when I read about it , was really happy to see your entry..thank you :)

This is my first time in your blog and I really liked it coz of all the details you give....your latest recipe, mutton balls is too tempting....I wish I was staying in a place like yours to find such stores selling fresh mutton meat !!

Enjoy
Shn

Sireesha said...

Looks So delicious....Great Pics...

Andhra Flavors said...

Mango Pulisseri looks awesome.