Thursday, May 15, 2014

Maa Vathal Recipe - Easy Vathal Recipes

Maa Vathal Recipe

Maa Vathal is a vathal made with raw mango, sundried to bone dry and stored for a yearly consumption.We can use maa vathal for seasoning fish kuzhambu  or puli kuzhambu or any tamarind based kuzhambu recipes like mochai kuzhambu, poondu kuzhambu, thatta payir kuzhambu etc . Amma makes maa vathal kuzhambu which tastes so good, am yet to try that will sure post it soon.

Mango season is around the corner and sun is shining bright so am making use of this summer with vathal recipes, as a first timer am enjoying the process..:)

Maa Vathal Recipe 

Maa Vathal Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 2-3 days | Cooking Time : 20 mins for making kuzhambu | Makes : 1 2 cups
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Raw Mango - 3
Rock Salt - 1.5 tsp


  1. Wash raw mangoes well.Slice them into slightly big pieces as shown below.
    How to make maa vathal - Step1
  2. Transfer the raw mango pieces to a container, add rock salt and mix well.Toss it well for the salt to coat evenly.Close the container with a lid and Let it rest for 2 hrs.Then spread it in a tray/ a clean cloth and sundry it.How to make maa vathal - Step2
  3. Let it sundry till it becomes bone dry.Once dried completely store in a clean container.How to make maa vathal - Step3

Maa Vathal Recipe

My Notes:

  • I used one slightly ripe mango and other 2 were raw mangoes.Slightly ripe mangoes gives both tangy and sweet taste , I love it that way :)
  • It may take atleast 2-3 days to bone dry like this...depends on the amount of sunlight you receive.For me it took almost 5 days to dry completely.
  • You can even add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder along with rock salt.
  • It keeps well atleast for a year without refrigeration.
  • There should be no moisture at all when you store in a container and it should be bone dry else it may not last longer, will get spoiled easily.
Maa Vathal Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. i love it...nice clicks sharmi...

  2. i love maa vathal...superb clicks sharmi....

  3. Hello sharmi... can you please explain where to use maa vathal in the kuzhambu varieties you have mentioned? Because in the recipes i couldn't find this ingredient. I would like to try this maa vathal but want to know how to use it before proceeding.

    1. I am yet to post maavathal kuzhambu reicpe, but its just like how we add brinjals or any veggie for puli kuzhambu...But you need to soak it and then add


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