Mavinakayi Menskai / Raw Mango in Coconut and Sesame Gravy

Menskai is sweet and tangy gravy of Coconut and Sesame seeds. Menskai is again a specialty of South Canara /Udupi. Menskai can also be prepared with Pineapple, Capsicum, Bitter Gourd, Amtekayi or combination of any of those. Menskai goes well with Hot rice or Chapatis, especially when your taste buds need a kick!! My younger daughter’s one of the favorite dishes.
Preparation Time
10 Minutes
Cooking Time
25 Minutes
4-5 People
Raw Mango
Tamarind Pulp
Turmeric Powder
Curry Leaves
1-2 Cup
½ Cup
To Taste
To Taste/2 Tbsp.
½ Tsp.
To Taste
A Few
Sesame Seeds
Dry Red Chilli
Coconut Oil
½ Tsp.
1 Tsp.
A Little
A Pinch
To Grind
Urad Dal
Chana Dal
Toor Dal
Fenugreek Seeds
Dry Red Chillies
Sesame Seeds
Curry Leaves
1 Tbsp.
½ Tbsp.
½ Tbsp.
¼ Tsp.
¼ Tsp.
As Reqd.
1 Tbsp.
A few
1.        In a pan, dry roast sesame seeds and set aside. In the same pan add the other ingredients to Grind and dry roast them till you get a nice aroma.
2.       Once this cools down, add coconut and grind into smooth paste.
3.       Powder the dry sesame seeds too.
4.       Cut raw mango to small cubes. With half cup of water boil them.
5.       Add Turmeric powder, salt, jaggery and boil for 3-4 minutes.
6.       Now add the ground paste and let it boil.
7.       Adjust to your desired consistency by adding water to the Menskai.
8.       Add the powdered sesame seeds too. Boil for 4-5 minutes.
9.       Season with the above seasoning ingredients and pour it over the Menskai.
Note: Add Tamarind paste only if required as Raw Mango may be tangy enough.
Adjust Jaggery for tangy and sweet taste based on your preferences.


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