July 09, 2010

Mango Gojju- another Tanjore Marathi delicacy

Mango Gujja

We has a couple of mangoes at home which were ripe, but not completely, so they were tart and firm. No one was interested in eating it when sweeter ones were available. So when my MIL was visiting, she took the two mangoes and made Mango gojju.

This is a completely new recipe for me. I had used ripe mango in Thai recipe before, but never tried it with Indian spices.

It was the perfect use of the mango. It was so delicious, perfect mix of fiery spices balanced with sour and sweet. We finished it the same day. Recently Aswin made it for a brunch and again it was over in no time.

Here is the recipe.
2tspoon urad dal
1/2 tspoon chana dal
1/4 tspoon fenugreek seeds
1/2 tspoon mustard seeds
1 tspoon coriander seeds
1/2 tspoon sambar powder
2-3 dry red chillies
pinch of asafoetida
1/2 tspoon turmeric powder
bunch of curry leaves
1/2 tspoon tamarind extract
2tsp jaggery
2 firm, ripe mangoes
1 tspoon besan (if needed)
1 tbspoon oil
Salt as per taste
chopped cilantro for garnish

Saute urad dal, chana dal, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds in 1 tspoon oil and then grind to a smooth paste.
Cut Mango into small pieces . Add about 1 1/2 cups water or more if needed and bring it to a boil. Then add the paste, tamarind, Turmeric, jaggery and sambar powder. Let it simmer on low heat for 3-5 minutes.
In a separate vessel, temper the rest of the oil with mustard seeds, dry red chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves. Add it to the Gojju. Add salt as needed.

If you feel that the gojju is very thin, you can add either chickpea flour or rice flour to thicken it up. We didn't use it.

Mango gujja

Garnish with cilantro and serve warm.


  1. Slurpppp!! gojju with ripe mangoes looks irresistible, mouthwatering here..

  2. So luscious and mouthwatering!

  3. hi mandira,

    mango gojju looks so yummy...i have heard a lot of this recipe but never tasted it...now its time to prepare it : )

    you have a lovely space..if u get time do visit my blog


  4. I want to borrow you MIl so that she will make this for me and other goodies. In kerala we make curries from ripe mangoes which i love, this looks so so good.

  5. This is great. I like to eat fruits with rice too. In this case, the mango gojju have a little extra extra. Yum!

  6. Looks just great... tangy sweet mangoes in a spicy curry seems irresistible

  7. Thank you for your great recipe.

  8. Hey, I could slurp away at that all day! Reminds me of Mango Sasav (http://myjhola.blogspot.com/2009/04/beginning-of-mango-ness.html)


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