Monday, May 3, 2010

Jeelakarra Maggu(Jeera Gravy)

Hai friends today i am coming with Jeelakarra maggu.Its an unique and olden recipes.This i got from my grand mother and great grand mother.In my family we all love this recipe.My mom cooks this frequently.but not very often.Jeera is good for digestion.Jeera is having good source of Iron.It is also called as Cumin.Ok lets go to the recipe.

Jeera-1cup(that equal to 1/2 rice cup)
Garlic-6 pods
Dry red chillies-4(acc to ur taste)
Dry mango pieces-8
Salt to taste
Curry leaves few
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Jeera-1/2 tsp
Dry red chilli pieces few
Oil-2 tsp

First we have to boil dry mango pieces in water.Take one bowl and the both water and mango pieces and make it boil for 5 minutes.
In the mean time we have to prepare the paste .
To this we need jeera,chilli and garlic.
Blend all the 3 and it will beacome powder now we have add the water and blend it again to fine paste.

Now keep aside to both paste and dry mango pieces and wter.
Place deep bottemed pan and add the oil.When the oil gets heat add the garlic and fry it.When it changes to light brown add the mustard seeds.When it starts poping add the jeera,dry red chilli pieces,curry leaves and fry it.
Now add the grindeed paste and fry it until the raw smell goes.
Add the dry mango pieces along with the boiling water.
Add the salt and mix well.Cover it with lid boil it for 2 minutes.
After 2 minutes the gravy gets liitle thick.Now off the heat and traansfer to serving bowl.
Serve hot with the Steam rice and oil.

Dont add the water when we blend the dry ingredients.After it grinded to powdr we have to add the water.
Dont add more chillies because of the garlic and jeera we have add less chilli.
Mix  both the gravy and oil to the rice.It gives nice taste.

I would like to send this recipe to the   Sara's Corner Cooking with Seeds - Cumin Seeds


  1. Nice way to use up dry mangoes.....yum

  2. Vineela,

    New gravy dish, Looks nice

  3. Thank u very much Sailaja.Try this u love it

  4. vinee
    looks delicious very nice gravy..this gravy is new to me..thanks for sharing this lovely recipe..good combo with rice ..
    what u said is right jeera is good for digestion.

  5. Very new to me.. looks gr8..... thanks for the recipe. :)

  6. The mangoes in the gravy definitely taste divine.

  7. Thank u very much Prani for the wonderful words.

  8. U r correct kamala.The mongoes in any gravy is divine.Thank u very much for the comment .

  9. Wow!! recipe with dry mangoes...its nicee recipe....
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  10. Thank u very much GayatriRaj.Sure will visit ur blog daily dear.