Friday, January 15, 2010

Curcuma mangga/Mango Ginger/IngiManga/Mavadi Allam

Curcuma mangga (mango ginger) is a plant of the ginger family Zingiberaceae and is closely related to turmeric. The rhizomes are very similar to ginger but have a raw mango taste. They are used in making pickles in south India.This is the last thing I was expecting to see in an Indian Grocery store in U.S.I was first introduced to this by my husband through a debate if it is Turmeric or Ginger.From then on I loved this pachadi for it's refreshing taste and easy procedure.
Mango-Ginger peeled and diced into thin strips - 1 cup
Salt as per taste
Lemon juice to immerse the Mango-Ginger completely
Green Chillies finely chopped -3
1)Add all the ingredients in a bowl.
2)Mix well and serve.

1)The more time you can soak,more the taste.
2)Goes well with curd or dal rice.


  1. Sounds great....I bet it's taste yummy with curd rice.:)

  2. Thanks for inroducing this veggie to me...Will surely try this once I could find this :-)Thanks Savitha

  3. This is awesome. In the South of India, we call it 'Maangainji' as it tastes like mango and resembles Ginger :):)Almost forgotten abt this after I left India. Thx for sharing this simple, yet lovely recipe.


  4. sounds refreshinly new to me...

  5. interesting and new recipe for me!