Friday, February 1, 2008

Instant Mango Pickle


Making pickle at home is another laborious and long process indeed in culinary world. Mango is consumed in many ways in Tropical countries. Mango is my favorite fruit. I recently spotting these mangoes in Indian stores, whenever I saw them, I just grab 2 or 3 to simply add in my favorite dish. The mango pickle can be used instantly as soon as you made it. The pickle stays for 2 to 3 days but do you think it is going to lay in my countertop or fridge for one day?

Mango: Raw & firm /1 count- cubed
Chili Powder (Kashmiri Chili): this chili powder has the red natural color and mild heat.
Gingelly oil* (sesame oil): 2 tsp
Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
Curry leaves: few leaves
Asafoetida/hing: a pinch
Salt: as per your taste

Heat the oil in medium flame; add the hing, mustard seeds once it starts to split drop the curry leaves and chili powder. Mix the cut mango, salt and switch off the stove. Do Not Cook the mango!

* The Gingelly oil is widely used for pickles and South Indian cooking. To make the oil is another painstaking work, the oil preserves the food from contamination and gives a longer shelf life.


Siri said...

Dear Cham - Thanks for visiting my blog regularly and dropping ur sweet u said, that the potato pulav is ur kid's fav, I sent it to Mala's Kids Food event..:)) btw the mango pickle look so yumm:D


~ Siri

Happy cook said...

Just Delicious.
My mom also make these pickles. I remember she always had these pickles when it was mango season.

Jayashree said...

Easy to make and delicious.....this is one pickle I make quite often during the mango season.

Dhivya said...

easy and delicius dish..l love mango mom used to make this..will surely try..Thanks for sharing cham

Miri said...

I just picked up two raw mangoes yday, I was so shocked to see them, like a breath of summer in this chilling to the bone weather! Picked them up immediately and made them into "dhideer pickles"! :)

your pickles had me drooling all over again - and you're right, it wont last that long!

Cakelaw said...

Yum - I love mango pickle and this sounds like a great recipe.

Kalai said...

Mango pickle is my fav! Will try this out when I get my hands on some. :)