guava makha (পেয়ারা মাখা—peyara makha)

A popular street food in Eastern India and Bangladesh, peyara makha(পেয়ারা মাখা) is a sort of spicy guava salad. It is made from ripe large, green guavas common to the region. Blended spices, or masala(মশলা), can be prepared ahead of time for convenience or mixed fresh.

A mint chutney, or pudinara catani(পুদিনার চাটনি), serves as a base, while masala spices give this dish complex and deep flavor. A dash of coconut milk calms the spice and helps bring flavors together. The guava provides a wonderful crispy texture. Cilantro garnish adds a great herbal element and fresh, green presentation. This dish works great as a snack or side.

peyara makha পেয়ারা মাখা

peyara makha পেয়ারা মাখা


(serves 2)

2 large ripe green guava,chopped
1 bunch coriander stem and leaf, chopped
1 bunch mint leaf
4 bird eye chili
1 piece turmeric
½ tsp salt
1 tsp black peppercorn (optional)
½ tsp mustard seed
½ tsp cumin (optional)
½ cup coconut cream or coconut milk

• pound chili, salt, coriander, mint, turmeric, black pepper, mustard, cumin
• mix in coconut cream, guava
• serve