Sauteed Ripe Mango ( Mavina hannu Palya)

Mavina hannu Palya
Sauteed Ripe Mango

Did you know you can cook ripe mangoes and make wonderful dishes? Today I am sharing my favorite of all mango recipes. Since I received very good feedback on my other mango recipe last week, I am sure this recipe will wake up your taste buds. Its called Sauteed ripe mango or Palya. Where I grew up, there’s never a shortage of mango dishes during the summer. In my home state of Karnataka, ripe mangoes are called “Mavina Hannu”. As I mentioned in bitter gourd recipe, this side dish goes very well with other main dishes.

Ripe mangoes along with chili powder give the dish a hot and sweet combination! It goes especially well with rice or bread (Roti’s).  For best results, look for ripe but not  too soft mangoes. Also, make sure it’s not the Alfonso variety because the skin of Alfonso mangoes don’t taste good.

So, let us get started!

Ingredients :

  • 4 ripe mangoes
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp  jaggery
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp tamarind (optional)
  • 2 tsp split Bengal gram
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Black gram
  • 1 strand curry leaves
  • 2 red chilies
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp grated coconut ( optional)
mango palya
Sauteed Ripe Mango


  • Wash the mangoes well and cut into small cubes with skin.
  • Place a vessel over medium heat and drizzle little bit of oil.
  • As oil starts to heat up, put split bengal gram, mustard seeds, black gram and red chili.
  • When the seasoning starts to sputter, add curry leaves followed by mango cubes, and place a cover on the pan.
  • After few minutes add salt, tamarind, and jaggery and stir well.
  • Add  a teaspoon of turmeric powder and red chili powder and continue to stir and place the cover back on.
  • After about 4-6 minutes, the mangoes are cooked throughout and appear a little mushy. Add grated coconut, mix well. Turn off the heat at this point.
  • Add more salt as desired and the sauteed ripe mango or palya is ready!

Sauteed ripe mango goes very well with hot Jasmine rice!

Sauteed Ripe mango karnataka style
Sauteed Ripe Mango
Prep timeCook timeServes
10 Minutes30 Minutes6

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32 thoughts on “Sauteed Ripe Mango ( Mavina hannu Palya)

  1. Never cooked with mango before! The chili sounds perfect with the sweetness of the fruit. I love making 3 or 4 sides like this and eating them up with rice or naan. I’m gonna remember this one!

  2. Oh, I love this recipe! Never thought about cooking magoes before, but after seeing this, my mouth is watering… Thanks for posting it!

  3. I never thought about doing this. We are lucky enough to have a mango tree in our backyard and some years the crop is more than we know what to do with (other than giving the excess fruit to the neighbourhood). My freezer is full for future smoothies. This is a great idea!

  4. Excellent timing. Just added this to my Saturday lunch menu. I’m a little worried about the mango I can get my hands on here, but it’s most definitely worth a shot.

  5. Yum! We eat mango almost everyday so it’s definitely nice to see a new way to eat it. Bookmarking this page so I can try it out.

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