Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mango-ginger pickle

This picture is sitting in my draft for more than two years, almost forgotten until I saw some fresh mango ginger in my grocery store. This pickle is excellent and store well in fridge for up to 3 months.
An under exploited spice: Mango-ginger is botanically known as curcuma amada. The rhizome believes to be originated from West Bengal as Am-haldi but widely known in South India. The rhizome is pale yellow inside and has an unripe mango aroma when broken.
It has many medicinal and rich culinary use. The root is prepared as pickle, preserve, candy, and dried to use later in curry.
The root is an excellent medicinal use for: laxative, cure indigestion. The pulp of mango ginger is applied over sprains and bruises to rapid healing. But I never tried any remedies I make only pickle.

Maa inji


Ingredients:

Mango-ginger: 1/2 kg or 1 lb
Tamarind: 1 lemon size (for US readers) or 2 lemons size (India)
Green chillies: 5 split in half
Kashmiri chilli powder: 3 tbsp
Red chilli powder: 2 tbsp
Salt: according your taste or use 1 tsp and increase according ur taste
Fennugreek seeds: 1/2 tsp powdered
Mustard seeds: 2 tsp
Gingelly oil: 1/4 cup or more


Method:

First peel the mango ginger and wash it. Dry it in clean kitchen towel.
Slice it not too thin or too thick
Soak the tamarind with enough water. Extract the juice using less water.
Now, use a non reactive pan, heat the oil. Start with mustard seeds, add the mango ginger and green chillies. Fry for few minutes about 5 minutes, now add the tamarind pulp, chilli powders.
Let it boil in slow medium flame, caution it may splatter.
When the oil starts to float on top add the fennugreek powder and mix it.
Let it cool completely and store in clean glass jar.

mango ginger pickle


Interested in other versions of Maa inji urugai by other bloggers:

1.Maa inji urugai
2. Maa inji thokku

66 comments:

Ruchikacooks said...

Love ingi mangai..Yummy..Been a long time since I had it..thanks for sharing..

Nandini said...

Very simple, lovely and useful pickle it is!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Hmm apt with curd rice...luv mano ginger combination!

Vani said...

I love the taste of this root! We call it mangai shunti. I've never made a pickle yet. Still depending on mom and aunts or good ol' Priya/Ruchi for my supply :)

Vaishali Sharma said...

Looks perfect! Gr8 pickle!

Suparna said...

hey cham, I had tasted this in some hotel in chennai :) making this so easy .. Thanks for the recipe.
TC

aquadaze said...

have heard of this ginger, though I don't think I have ever seen it, leave alone tasted it! That last snap is so lovely, it makes me want to dip my finger in and lick the pickle.

sowmya's creative saga said...

wow..that looks so tempting...so delicious..

Parita said...

Just by reading through the recipe my mouth started watering :))

Dershana said...

i love the fragrance of maanga inji. lovely recipe, cham!

Happy Cook said...

I think i am drooling all over my table here seeing tha tpic. Droooishly , devilishly delicous.

Madhavi said...

This is must try recipe cham, thanks for sharing!!

Priya said...

Manga inji urukkai looks fantastic and mouthwatering here..

A tsp of this pickle and curd rice!!yummmm absolutely divine..

Akal's Saappadu said...

pickle paakkarthukku romba russiyaa irukku Cham!!!

didn't know about this variety, wouldn't have identified even if I'd have seen them in the market; your write up about this raw mango flavor in it is tempting me to search for it!! pickle looks fantastic!!!

Rachel said...

I like the aroma of this ginger more than the regular one.. and the pickle looks fierce.

Rachana Kothari said...

This is an absolute delight for me:) I love ginger and this is too tempting Cham:) I love it!

Vrinda said...

Lovely combo.never tasted this pickle...looks wonderful...

Sumi said...

I love this urugai , next to the narthangai urugai that my mom makes. The recipe sounds wonderful.
I will try to make it myself when I go to India.Bookmarked.

Preeti Kashyap said...

yummy! i love the recipe and the pics.I love them with curd rice....you just made me hungry!

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..am drooling over it..delicious

Nostalgia said...

Oh my this looks so good. I love this mango flavored ginger. Thanks for sharing a fantastic recipe

Sorina said...

This is just beautiful. Awesome Post!

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Laavanya said...

I love maa-inji and infact enjoyed some of the storebought pickle made with this just yesterday. Had no idea that you can find it here in the US - lucky you Cham :)
Pickle looks ravishing.

Yasmeen said...

Lip-smacking good! love it with rice and dal :D

Bong Mom said...

So this is not the regular haldi we find in Indian stores ? is it sold as Amba haldi ?

Will look out for it, pickle sounds interesting

Cham said...

Sanddepa: It is always next to haldi- try to break a little piece u will be surprised to smell raw mango!

srikars kitchen said...

great comb with curd rice.. looks yummy..

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Wow spicy pickle ...lovely

kitchen queen said...

what a tempting and inviting pickle.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Manga inji oorugai in that cute jar is a big temptation Cham. Want to have a scoop now:)

Gulmohar said...

One of the best combos ever..Drooling over your pics, Cham ;-)

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Hi Cham, Your pickle looks so good..I'm a pickle lover and will try this one for sure..Please drop in my blog when u find time..
http://myhomekitchenrecipes.blogspot.com/

Vaishali said...

Gosh, how amazing does that look? I'd pick that over store-bought any day.
Desi doesn't care much for pickles but he loves the inji-manga one, and I always have some in my pantry. I would love to make this.

Gita said...

It has been a long time since I had this pickle....its pickle season I guess...I too made mango pickle today and I am planning to post it in my blog....lovely click Cham:)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I hate ginger except this variety,love it!

PJ said...

this mango ginger pickle looks so delicious and very unique! i have never had mango ginger, but i so want to now.. did you find it at an Indian grocery, asian grocery or at a regular supermarket?

Padhu said...

I love manga ingi .I just squeeze lemon and season it.Yours is very different .Looks yummy!

Aparna said...

This is one of my favourite pickles after mango pickles. Just love the smell and taste of it. We call it maangi-inji.

Curry Leaf said...

Wow, love the mango ginger.Never tried in a pickle but usually add it to chutneys.Thgh these days I have not seen it here. Love the click,very mouthwatering.

Aartee said...

looks spicy and yumm.. just a little curd rice or dhal rice will go well with it

AnuSriram said...

Pickle looks hot and good! Love this mango-ginger pickle so much... It's been a very long time since i had this..

Roopa said...

I am sorry for my previous comment, didnt read the post, just commented on the photo :(( ...Never in my life i thought there is a ginger that has a aroma of mango !! its like you get two in one flavor :) This rocks !!

meeso said...

Goodness, that sounds delicious! Please, send over a jar :)

sra said...

I love mango ginger, but am always at a loss to know how to use it. I make something for a trial and then don't feel like eating it. Your recipe sounds v good - now I hope I find it somewhere! Once my aunt put it in sambar, it smelt so nice!

Aparna S Mallya said...

It looks so yummy, i feel like having some right now!

Deepa G Joshi said...

First of all a great combo..second I know it would taste super... tongue tickling haan......

Thanks for sharing this. Will try this soon.


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Jagruti said...

Lovely and very tasty Mango-ginger pickle..tempting!!we call it AMBA-Haldi

Suma Rajesh said...

woo looks soo simple and ur click makes me tempt cham..

Miri said...

Oh you brought back memories of New Year in Chennai not so far back! looks great

Latha said...

Ma - Ingi looks mouth watering. Like to have it with curd rice.

kamala said...

Hello Cham How r u?It has been always busy here..I am craving for pickles..OH I clicked other bloggers link...Thank you so much Cham..

Usha said...

That looks yum and inviting ! Been a long time since I have had this....

Soma said...

We had the mango ginger growing wild back home and I miss it immensely here. Haven't had it since I came here. Ma would make simple chutneys during winter and add this for a fresh summer flavor. I want some now!

Soma(www.ecurry.com)

A Homemakers Diary said...

we generally make chutney with this but making pickle seems an innovative and clever idea. looks so yummy...am gonna make it as soon I lay my hands on some ginger mango.

LG said...

Mavinkayi shunti as we call in Kannada is a flavorfull addition to Mango pickle. That pickle looks sooo tempting Cham :)

Nandini said...

Pretty header with the cute bird and gorgeous flowers!! Beautiful welcome for the Spring!!

DEESHA said...

been a long time since I had this one. looks yumm

Meena said...

Cham...my mom used to make dishes w/mango-ginger...seeing your post brings back those memories...love the pickle!

aquadaze said...

love the new look here!

SE said...

yummy and mouth watering...

Panchpakwan said...

Mango and ginger ..looks fab combo pickle...

Ruchikacooks said...

Its raining :)
Nice design, very fresh..

notyet100 said...

wow....looks yum

sra said...

Cham, I made this mango-ginger pickle today and it turned out good. I halved the recipe. I used 2.5 tsp of chilli powder because I didn't have any kashmiri chilli powder.

RV said...

Love mangai inji Pickle. They are my favorite of all pickles. I will definitely makes this at home when I find it in the indian store here.