Mango curry

Mangalorean Mango Curry or Ambe Upkari is a traditional mango delicacy  from the Konkani cuisine. During summer, when mangoes are available in plenty, this is a common preparation in many Konkani households. This sweet, spicy, tangy curry goes well with rice or you can serve it as a side dish with a South Indian meal.  You can use any small variety of mangoes for this dish. As mangoes are abundantly available now, do try this recipe.


small mangoes
4 green chillies
3 tbsp of jaggery pieces
Salt as per taste
½ cup Mango puree (optional)
2 tbsp cornflour

For seasoning

a tbsp of oil
1 tsp udad dal
1 tsp mustard seeds
10 to 12 Curry leaves
2 Dry red chillies

Ambe Upkari


  • Wash the mangoes and peel them.
  • In a mixing bowl, place the mango peels and add a glass of water.
  • Squeeze the mango peels with your hands and extract juice out of the mango peels as much as possible.
  • Discard the peels.
  • Heat a pan.
  • Add the skinned mangoes, the mango juice extracted from the peels and mix.
  • Add green chillies, jaggery, salt and mix.
  • Now, stir in the mango puree.
  • Cook covered for 5 minutes.
  • In the meantime, in a bowl, add the cornflour , little water and mix well. 
  • Add the cornflour mixture to the mango curry.
  • Cook covered for 7 to 10 minutes. 
  • Keep this aside.
  • For the seasoning, heat 1 tbsp oil in a small pan.
  • Add udad dal, mustard seeds, curry leaves and dried red chillies.
  • When they start spluttering, pour the seasoning into the mango curry. 
  • Serve the Mangalorean mango curry with steaming hot rice.


If you are looking for more mango recipes, do have a look at the following:

Andhra style raw mango chutney
Instant Mango Pickle
Mango Phirni
Mango Milkshake
Mango Lassi 
Mango Basundi