Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mango Pickle


"A variety of mango pickle prepared by seasoning the grated unripe mango with sesame oil and spices "


This is my most favorite pickle and I am narrating my mom's recipe here.


A dollop of mango pickle waiting to accompany the curd rice:)

Ingredients:
Unripe mango - 1 big (1/2 kg)
(Grate and measure it)
Sesame oil - 1/4 of the quantity of mango
(we can reduce the oil , if we are refrigerating the pickle)
Red chilly powder - 3 tbsp
fenugreek (methi / venthayam) - 1 tsp
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
hing (asafoetida) - 1/8 tsp
salt - to taste (approx 1.5 tbsp)

Method:
wash and clean the mangoes. Wipe with a clean cloth and dry it in open air to remove any moisture for an hour or more.

Now we should keep our hand clean and dry. Grate the mango using a carrot grater (bigger hole). Measure the amount of mango.

Heat the above said quantity of sesame oil in a kadai (wok). Add the mustard seeds and let them start to crackle. At the same time add hing , fenugreek seeds and wait till it gets red. Immediately add the mangoes and saute till they loose the moisture.

When the oil starts showing off the edges, add the red chilly powder and salt. Stir well till the raw smell of red chilly powder goes.
(we can add the red chilly powder in the beginning also, but it will emit a lot of hot fumes that no one can stand. So better add it this way).

Switch off the flame and let the pickle get cool.
Mango pickle is ready!

Mangai thokku stored in air tight container.

This will last for a week or more if prepared with 1/2 a cm of oil floating above the pickle. Otherwise we can refrigerate for further use.
(I generally prepare with lesser oil and refrigerate it).

Serving suggestions:
Serve as side dish with curd rice.
We can  mix some of this pickle with white rice to prepare a quick mango rice for lunch pack.

27 comments:

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

yummy thokku! wounderful combination with curd rice.Nice presentation...

Faiza Ali said...

Perfect thokkku for curd rice...I am tastes yummy.

GayathriRaj said...

Hey wow thats an awesome recipe....i love it.....i made it too..but in a different styleee....thanku dear...

VineelaSiva said...

Wow viki nice post my hubbys favourite one.Never tried this.the mangai thokku looks yummy.

divya said...

looks very delcious and tempting...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I love the tanginess of mango pickle...your's look delicious

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks absolutely delicious..

Swathi said...

Viki,
I love this mango pickle really yummy.

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Amma prepares it too Viki. Mango thokku is perfect for curd rice. A simple and quick pickle preparation.

SathyaSridhar said...

Viki,, enakkum pidicha oorugai mangai thokku naan eppaum Indian shop poegum poedhu Priya's manga thokku vaangiduven apdiye thayir saadham kooda saapta amruthama irukkum ...

SathyaSridhar said...

Mangai thokku super Viki,, enakkum pidikkum nalla seithurukeenga paa.

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice and tangy pickle..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yummy!

Subhie Arun said...

wow v temptin..perfect for curd rice

Priya said...

Slurppp!! delicious thokku..would love to have some with curd rice..

Asha said...

Grated Mango sounds great. I would love have it. Looks mouthwatering.

Soma Pradhan said...

Mango Pickle looks good

Rachana Kothari said...

The pickle is so mouthwatering. Thanks for sharing your mom's recipe :)

Niloufer Riyaz said...

I would love that with my curd rice

Sarah Naveen said...

Awesome recipe..would love to try this..

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Hari Chandana said...

looks yummmmm..

Suja Sugathan said...

Yummy pickle..different style and looks delicious.

Chitra said...

Hi viki.. i too posted the same last month .. I am drooling over the pickle..

San said...

Mango pickle sounds yummylicious ,love its combo with curd rice.

Rina said...

Now u r making me "J" ..luv mango pickle in any form..reminds me of old times...