Avoli Manga Curry / Pomfret Mango Curry


2 big avoli / pomfrets
1/2 of 1 big green mango
1 drumstick, chopped
10 shallots, sliced
1 1/2 tbsp ginger, chopped
5-6 green chillies, slit
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 tsp coriander powder
2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
2 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste
3 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Cut the pomfrets into pieces, clean it and keep it aside.
  2. Grind the grated coconut adding little water to a smooth paste and keep it aside.
  3. Heat a thick bottomed pan/ manchatti and add 2 tbsp oil. Add fenugreek seeds, sliced shallots, chopped ginger, green chillies and curry leaves and saute well for 4-5 minutes on medium flame.
  4. Add turmeric powder, chopped drumstick and sliced green mango and saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Add coriander powder, chilli powder and pepper powder and mix well.
  6. Add 3 cups of water to this and salt and allow to boil well.
  7. When the mango and drumstick pieces are almost cooked, add the cleaned pomfret pieces and chopped tomatoes (adjust to the sourness of mango) and boil well for 5-6 minutes.
  8. Then add the ground coconut and mix well. Adjust the water and salt. 
  9. Add curry leaves and 1 tbsp coconut oil and boil for another 4-5 minutes.
  10. Remove from the flame and serve with rice, pathiri, neer dosa etc..

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