Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Maangapeera vattichathu

Peera vattikkyal is a favourite dish of Central Travancore. Peera refers to thengapeera or grated coconut.

Take a mango that is not too sour, remove the skin and then cut it lengthwise into pieces. Now, grind together cumin seeds and chilli powder and keep aside. Add this to some grated coconut that has been lightly pounded - as used for thoran. Finally, add some sliced green chillies, onions and ginger to the mango and cook it with the grated coconut and masala. When the water content has evaporated, your peera vattichathu is ready. 

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