Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Mango Chunda

Chunda, a Hot, Sweet and Sour Gujurati pickle. The grated mango and sugar are cooked under the direct sunlight. After one month, the mango is cooked and the sugar turns into thick syrup. The pickle can be preserved for up to one year. Overall a time consuming process!
But, always there is a short cut for our traditional method. As far in foreign country, we cannot expect the same weather each day… and I don’t have such a patience, well that might be one of the main reason, I adopted a microwave version.
I got the recipe from Tarla Dalal Microwave cooking book, cooking time was only 3 min but the timing was not enough to get the final result perfect, I increased to 5 to 6 min.

The chunda can be served with teplas, rotis or like a spread for the bread!

Chunda


Ingredients:

Grated green mango: 1 cup
Sugar: 1 1/2 cup
Turmeric: 1/4 tsp
Salt: 1 tsp
Chili powder: 1 Tbsp
Cumin crushed: 1 tsp
Water: 1 Tbsp


Method in microwave:

Mix the turmeric, salt into the mango and keep it aside for 5 minutes.
Add the sugar and water to the mango mixture and mix well, let it rest another 5 minutes.
Microwave in HIGH for 5 min (In book , they gave 3 min- but was not enough!).
Let it cool the mixture, the cooled syrup should be one string consistency, so that is why i added 2 more minutes for my pickle!
When it is cool add the cumin and chili poder. Store in sterilised jar.

Pickle is ready! u can enjoy like a spread!

Note: So when u make this pickle start with 3 minutes and let it cool the syrup to check the consistency of one string, if not go further and increase the time... All microwave are differents!

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35 comments:

Happy cook said...

This is new to me, but it looks delicious.
I can imagine me spreading it on my bread and eating it.
Drool Drool....

Sunshinemom said...

Oh! Thats another one I love..looks appetising:)

merry said...

thanksalot for such lovely entry,..sorry for such stupid question,,i knw u gonna..laugh but still wann knw ,,which mango to use,..green or ripe,..i guess green right,..

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Cham...
Chunda looks so good. YUM!. My grand mom make raw mango pachadi in the same way, makes me to remember that. Nice recipe. Have to try this.

Cham said...

Merry: Green one probably the most sour mango u get in the market. Thanks, i will update my ingredient to be clear!

Laavanya said...

Oh that sounds delicious and looks even better - love how it's instant too.

kamala said...

Never made this Cham.Sounds good and very yummy too

Suma Rajesh said...

hello cham dear..wht a nice sweet and spicy mango pickle...vaaaa mazzaa agayaa...luv to have as it is....

Hetal said...

Chunda is made in our households every year....and I love it.Your recipe looks very yummy yummy..

notyet100 said...

thnks...chm willmke this nd let u knw...thnks for clearin my doubt,..

A-kay said...

Oh wow - that sounds awesome. I wish I had this recipe 10 days back, when Sun was in its full glory in the Bay Area :) Will surely try this.

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

My MIL makes something similar and its delicious.. This is an all time favourite with us..Will share the recipe with her as well ...

Madhavi said...

Hi Cham, Mango Chunda is my all time fav with Thepla. Awesome post dear, very nice recipe as well!!!

Indranee Batabyal said...

Delicious pickle! Thanks for sharing this appetizer:)

jayasree said...

Chunda looks yummy. I was thinking of making chunda using the stovetop method. Thank a ton for the MW version.

Swati Raman Garg said...

hey cham i love chundoo to the extent i can finish d mother recipe bottle in 2-3 days... and urs looks perfect.. i will try it...

sireesha said...

That pic is positively yummy. This is new to me.Will definitely try this as in my family every one likes mangoes very much..

Asha said...

Looks like a great hot and spicy preserve for sandwiches, good one Cham!:)

Sia said...

lovely recipe cham and making it in MW makes it more interesting. can u plz let me know the shelf life of this pickle?

bee said...

that is a gorgeous chunda. we don' get good green mango here, unfortunately.

Cham said...

Sia:as far it is only one cup of mango, yield a small amount. Almost a week over, the pickle is doing great without any refrigeration! And half of the quantity has been vanished.Only request, need to use dry spoon..

Purnima said...

Cham, chunda looks great!!!

Shubha Ravikoti said...

I just love chunda....:) Chunda with methi thepla is the a very nice combination...Iam literally drooling... no jokes...:)

ranji said...

oooo looks delcious cham...would love this as a spread..

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Sangeeth said...

looks hot! nice recipe cham

Uma said...

wow, never heard of this. Looks awesome. Mmmm. spicy spread! great entry, cham!

Sandeepa said...

I have had chunda, a little sweet but is excellent with poori and chapati. Your MW version makes it easy. There are so many recipes I see with green mangoes, I can't make up my mind now :)

SASHREE said...

Hey Cham,this make me to recollect my memories,once we were been to north india tour,n there i had this for the first time...thatzz a lovely one..n ur pic is just looking,hmm...mouthwatering

Archy said...

Lovely pic Cham!!
Feel like having this chunda rite now from the pic:)!!

Great entry !!

sowmya said...

i remmber having this when i was in gujarat for sometime...yours looks so tempting..and a microwave version means i got to try it..

Divya Vikram said...

mouthwatering dish with mango..too good cham

Madhuram said...

Very simple yet mouth watering dish Cham. I think my husband will love this one.

Aparna said...

I really love this and make it every year. Posted about it last week.

Namratha said...

Ohhh I feel like dunking something into it right away...looks delicious!