Friday, June 08, 2007

Kairichi Amti

This is an opening dish for a Mango season in our home and I am surprised it is actually a Koli aamti. The reason I say this is it is very rare that a Koli eats anything besides fish. Anyways.

The Thali you see above is a united one ;) West meets South. Yes that happens in our home when I am confused about what to cook. Sometimes we want the Dosa for lunch but don't want the sambar. Want to eat rice but with a Marathi curry. So you see that day it was Dosa wih red chili chutney and rice with Kairichi Aamti.

Kairi is raw mango hence the name of the curry. Traditionally it is made with ground coconut masala with the same ingredients but I made it with coconut milk. I like this one more as the coconut does not dominate the flavours.


1 coconut milk
2 raw mangoes
2 inch piece jaggery
1 inch ginger shredded
1 handful coriander leaves
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 green chillies
few curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
2 teaspoon oil
salt to taste

To start off we need to keep the coconut milk extracted and ready. Cut the raw mango into bite sized pieces and save the stone too.

Heat oil and splutter the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves. Fry the raw mango for 2 secs. Add the jaggery, ginger, coriander leaves, turmeric powder, green chillies and stir for a min. Add the coconut milk and boil for 10 mins. Don't forget the salt before removing from heat. Serve with hot rice.


  1. and what do you with the stone? do you have a stone museum in your home?

  2. luv the color
    u used canned coconut milk?
    i would love to try this
    anything with mangoes is cool

  3. Bee you know the Birbal's story about the mango stones right?? Yaar where do you think it goes in the curry ofcourse wasn't it obvious.

    Raji I made coconut milk at home but canned should be fine too.

  4. Hi Anjali,
    I made kairichi amti last night and it was fabulous. thx for the wonderful recipe.

  5. lovely aamti. I made it with canned coconut milk(chaokoh brand) diluted with a little water. Exquisite taste.thanks, Anjali

  6. Kanchan, Archu so happy youe enjoyed it. Tradiionally ground coconut is used instead the coconut milk that I used really makes it amazing.


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