Every year, we eagerly wait for the summer break. Not only we can go bed late, no homework to be completed, we wait our uncle and aunty from Salem. Not that we were eager to meet them after a year, we were pretty much interested to the fruit they bring to us.
Salem Mulgoa mangoes are quiet popular and tastiest one; the mango is small (like a pear size), extremely juicy. No need to slice the fruit, u got to roll between your palms vigourously, make a hole on top and suck the juice, the pit and skin is left at the end! They usually bring a basket, which contains 60 counts, everything get vanished in two days! Just miss those juicy days!
In US, the mango is flooding now they come from Mexico. The fruit is huge, yellow and perfect look wise but you got to plant your nose to get the mango smell. Nothing to compare with the fruit we get back in India.
But it doesn’t stop me to buy the unflavored mangoes! Green or ripe, I store in my fridge! Crazy huh? No, I get a huge satisfaction eating mangoes and I don’t feel nostalgic!
Coming to the recipe, one of the popular recipes with the green mango is done by my mom. I prepared in microwave, got to tell it is quiet easy in microwave.
Mango pachadi/ chutney:
For this recipe, the mango should be sour. Select the firm green mango and taste it before! If u re in US, you have 90% of chance to get a non-sour mango!
Green mango peeled, sliced thinly: 2 cup
Green chillis: 2 sliced
Ginger: 2 tsp minced
Light brown sugar: ¼ cup
Salt: a pinch
Water: ½ cup
Seasoning: (I didn’t do it- but my mom does)
Oil: 1 tsp
Mustard seed: ½ tsp
Curry leaves: few
Method in microwave:
Take a microwave safe bowl. Add the mango slice and ½ cup of water. Cook in microwave (high) for 5 minutes. Remove and mix with wooden spatula and keep another 3 minutes.
After 8 minutes, take out (my mango slice was cooked), add the sugar, chillis, ginger and salt, mix well. Keep again in microwave for another 2 minutes.
If you want to season: Do in separate microwave bowl. Heat oil and mustard for 2 minutes until u heard a poping sound. Take out and throw the curry leaves. U can mix with the chutney!
Will be great for side dish for any mixed rice.
Microwave cooking time: 2 minutes
Green mango peeled and diced: 1 cup
Plain yogurt/curd: 1 cup
Salt: ¼ tsp
Oil: 1 tsp
Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
Green chillies: 2 sliced
Curry leaves: 3 or 4 leaves
In microwave bowl, heat the oil and mustard seeds and chillies for 2 minutes! Take out add the curry leaves. Mix with yogurt and mango mixture.
Whisk the yogurt/curd and salt together. Add the diced mango and seasoning. Keep in fridge until the serving time!