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Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter N Theme: A-Z Dishes from Andhra Pradesh Dish: Nuvvulu-Mamidikaya Pachadi (Sesame-Green Mango Chutney) Letter N stands for veggies like Nuvvulu (sesame seeds), Nimmakaya (lemon), Nethi Beerakaya (fuzzy gourd) etc. N also stands for Neyyi or ghee which when added on hot dal and steamed rice makes it taste out of this world.


4 serving

Total time

15 minutes


  • 1 mango (Raw - small, peeled and diced)
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • 2 - 3 chilies ((adjust per taste) Green)
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tsp Urad dal ((minapappu))
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida
  • 2 chilies (Dry Red)
  • 8 - 10 Curry leaves


  1. Heat 1tsp oil in a small sauce pan, fry the green chilies briefly until the skins crackle, about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Grind sesame seeds, mango pieces, green chilies and salt to a smooth paste without adding any water.
  3. Remove chutney into a bowl.
  4. Heat 2tsp oil and add the tempering ingredients and once the seeds start to splutter, add it to the chutney and serve.

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