Sunday, 11 May 2014

Koyaad~Indian State Maharashtra


One of the curries my MIL prepared in summer was Kooyad! I could just remember the name not the ingredients and that it is made in summer… big help that it was!

I asked on the whatsup group about making of this curry both in the BM group and the family group.
My elder SIL, Seema rang me up. She told me since she cannot type all this on the mobile she is ringing me up. How I wish she had written I just would have copied and pasted! :D

So what is Koyaad? It’s a piquant curry prepared from the seeds of a mango! Koy in Marathi is the hard seed of Mango! After cutting up the raw mango for pickle, she used make a lot of them you are left with the seed which has some of the fruit but it cannot be used.

What better representative of Maharashtra where you are encouraged not waste foodstuff! 

How do you make it?


Indian State: Maharashtra
  • 4-5 mango seeds
  • 2 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp mango pickle masala
  • 1 lemon sized ball Jaggary (adjust as per taste) 
  • Water
  • Salt

  • In a pan take a non reactive one okay that’s too big a word steel container add mango seeds.
  • Cover them with water. A little above the seeds, say 2 cups of water and boil it, say 10 minutes( next time one whistle in the cooker).
  • Cool the water. Then remove all except 2 seeds out and remove the pulp of the mangoes. Discard the seeds. 
  • In the chutney pot of the mixer mash the mango pulp to a smooth consistency.
  • In a kadhai/wok heat the oil and add mustard seeds.
  • Add the mango pulp, jaggary, salt, pickle masala, the reserved mango seeds and bring to boil.
  • Once it thicken a little your koyaad is ready.
  • Serve with rice.
  •  Adjust the jaggary as per taste. You will need more or less jaggary depending upon your taste and the sourness of the mangoes.
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  1. Very very interesting...never heard of something like this...must try while the season is on!

  2. That's really so different!..Even when we make andhra mango pickle, we have lot of the seeds remaining..not sure if they make anything with it..should find out..good one archana..:)

  3. Slurp slurp, prefect dish for mango season, cant wait to try.

  4. Using mango seeds in a dish is so interesting. Don't think we make this. Looks yumm!!

  5. So you found the recipe! I must try this one.

  6. Wow! very new and interesting.


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