Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mango pickle

Nowadays many of us are not including pickles in the daily menu. But there were days when we wanted to have some pickle everyday along with that paruppu kulambu and rice:) In such situation homemade pickles are better. My mom used to make these mango pickles during the mango season in smaller batches and it would always vanish in a day or two:) she would keep a small piece of some kind of pickle in our everyday lunch boxes, so that we consume the rice without any hesitation. Those were very little incidents but her care and thoughtfulness always amazes me.

Here is an instant mango pickle for those picky eaters:)

Unripe mango - 1 (1/2 kg)
red chilly powder - 4 tbsp
mustard seed - 1 tsp
fenugreek seed (methi/venthayam) - 1 tsp
turmeric - 1 tsp
salt - to taste
sesame oil - 1/4 cup
hing / asafoetida - 1/4 tsp

Select unripe mango with lesser sour taste (like pacharisi maangai or kilimookku - Tamil).
Finely chop the mango.
Heat oil in a kadai.
Add the mustard and fenugreek and wait till mustard finishes popping.
Slide in the chopped mango with enough salt and turmeric.
Add the hing powder too.
Stir continuously and wait till the mango gets cooked.
Then put the red chilly powder and let it cook in low heat till the oil oozes.
Instant mango pickle is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Serve as side dish with curd rice, sambar rice or paratha.

To increase the shelf-life add 2 tbsp of vinegar or juice of 1 lemon after the pickle cools and store in a dry jar. If handled with a clean dry spoon and care, this pickle can stay for a week in room temperature.
If refrigerated, this lasts longer even without vinegar or lemon.


Suja Manoj said...

Love mango pickle,perfect with curd rice..yum

Nalini's Kitchen said...

One of my favorite pickle,looks tempting.Happy following u,please do visit my space.

divya said...

looks delicious and super yummy.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Deliciously tangy and lip smacking mango pickle dear. Would love to try it out with parathas.

Hamaree Rasoi

Torviewtoronto said...

yummy pickle Viki

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy pickle...mouthwatering..

Poornima Nair said...

This is my fav it with curd rice.

Hari Chandana P said...

Perfect and tempting pickle. yummy :)
Indian Cuisine

Tina said...

looks tempting and delicious...

Prema said...

wow very tempting pickle,luks yum...

Priya Suresh said...

Fingerlicking,tonguetickling pickle..yumm..