Amba Maluwa (Mango Curry)

1 medium ripped mango
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons minced ginger
1 onion (sliced)
salt – to taste
1 teaspoon chilli powder
½ teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons Sri Lankan roasted curry powder
6 curry leaves
1 x 2.5cm cinnamon stick
2 cups coconut milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 tablespoons sugar

Wash the mango & cut it into pieces with the seed. Now in a large bowl mix all the spices & sugar with mango pieces (mango, salt, Sri Lankan curry powder, chilli powder, turmeric & sugar) and keep it in aside.
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan, add ginger & garlic and fry it for 1 minute, then add curry leaves, cinnamon stick & onions and cook it for nearly 5 minutes.
When onions are cooked, add the mango pieces into the onion mixer and mix it well & keep it for nearly 10 minutes in medium heat.
Final step is adding the coconut milk, and stir the curry. Keep it on heat till the mango pieces are getting soft, but do not try to break the pieces. (Try to stir the curry without a spoon, shake the saucepan.)
Taste for salt.

Mainly with rice, but you can choose what ever you like most.

If you do not peel the mango before cutting, it will give you a good taste. (When I´m making mango curry, I do not peel it. :-)



  1. Do you want a sweet, ripe orange mango? Or a green mango?

  2. Don´t buy a sweet one. It should be a medium ripped green one.
    Something like this.

  3. Thank you so much for your blog and these wonderful cooking. I an Indian but very fond of srilankan food

  4. Hi Nangi,
    I'm Chathurani, I'm Dinesh's sister-in -law, hope u know me. I tried out this recipe for one of my pregnant friend. It came nicely,she and everyone loved it...soo much. Thanks a lot for sharing such a wonderful recipes with us. Keep it up the good work !!!!!,

    With love,
    Chathurani akka.

  5. Akke,

    Sorry for the lateness. I´m glad that you are happy with the recipe :-). And also will send you the cake recipe as soon as i can..... hope you don´t want it so soon???? Thanks for the comment akka. try some sweet for the coming new year too..... :-)

    Budu saranay!
    Chamari Nangi

  6. Hi... I read somewhere that if you cook mangoes in their skin, the curry turns bitter?

  7. Hi,
    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I tried it.

  8. Thank you very much, Mango curry comes out really well with this recipe. I am pregnant and was longing for mango curry, this was god sent!

  9. Thanks for the was a life saver for a last minute purpose! :)

  10. how can I buy a small mango tree.My country is Greece

    1. Hey why dont u come for a holiday to India or Srilanka and enjoy mangoes n mango curry there ;)

  11. Can u please add youtube vedio for this, I am extreamly new comer for cooking and love to learn from you. Thanks Prasanna from Melbourne


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