Muringakka Manga Mulakushyam - Mango & Drumstick Kootu Curry

The Muringakka Manga Mulakushyam is a tangy and delicious curry that is made by cooking raw mangoes along with ground spices and cooked in dal gravy. It makes a great side dish for rice or even tawa parathas.

Karthika Gopalakrishnan
Muringakka Manga Mulakushyam - Mango & Drumstick Kootu Curry
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Muringakka Manga Mulakushyam is a traditional Kerala recipe made up of Mangoes and drumstick cooked in toor dal and coconut paste. It is also called Moloshyam in Malayalam and Kootu in Tamil Nadu.

Mulakushyam can also be prepared with pumpkin, raw green plantain, yam, cucumber, snake gourd and raw jackfruit.

Did you know ? Drumstick pods helps to build strong bones, it is very good for pregnant women also. Drumstick pods which are known as moringa in local language is rich in calcium, Iron and vitamins. They are also have properties such purifying the blood, improves digestion and protects against infection.

Serve the Muringakka Manga Mulakushyam along with Dondakaya / Kovakkai Poriyal and Jowar Roti for lunch

Here are few of our other Mango recipes to try

  1. Mango Rice Recipe
  2. Mango & Lemon Bar Recipe
  3. Mango Popsicle Recipe
  4. Mango Lassi Recipe (A Refreshing Mango Drink with Yogurt)

Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

35 M

Total in

45 M


4 Servings


  • 1 Drumstick , chopped to about 1.5 inch
  • 1 Mango (Raw) , peeled & chopped to bite-size
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1 cup Water
  • Salt , to taste
  • Ingredients For Parippu
  • 1/2 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal) , soaked for 30 minutes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 cups Water
  • Ingredients For Coconut Paste
  • 1/4 cup Fresh coconut , grated
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons Water
  • Ingredients To Temper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1/4 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves

How to make Muringakka Manga Mulakushyam - Mango & Drumstick Kootu Curry

  1. To begin making the Muringakka Manga Mulakushyam get all the ingredients ready, so it will be easy to get started.

  2. In a pressure cooker, add toor dal, drumstick, mango & 2 cups of water, salt & turmeric powder. Pressure cook dal for 3 to 4 whistles or till soft and mushy.  Let the pressure release completely.

  3. In a mixer, add coconut, green chilies, jeera, water, and grind them into fine paste.

  4. Add the coconut to the dal, mango & drumstick mixture. 

  5. Combine all the ingredients well.Simmer the flame and cook the Muringakka Manga Mulakushyam for about 3 to 4 minutes. Adjust the consistency of the Mulakushyam, by adding a little water. Check the salt and adjust to suit your taste.

  6. In a tadka pan, add a little coconut oil. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds. As soon as oil splutters, add urad dhal, red chilies, and curry leaves.

  7. Pour the tadka over the curry and serve steaming Muringakka Manga Mulakushyam.

  8. Serve the Muringakka Manga Mulakushyam along with Dondakaya / Kovakkai Poriyal and Jowar Roti for lunch